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jar of bread and butter pickles
Crunchy Bread and Butter Pickles

I hope you are enjoying summer as much as we have been. It’s been a whirlwind of family visits, little getaways and lots of work in the garden. We really get inundated with cucumbers this time of year, and that always has me thinking about pickles. While there are plenty of ways to preserve the […]



Homemade Relish on a Hot Dog
Homemade Relish

One of the best things about the summer and fall are the bonfires and cookouts that we are able to have with our friends and family. A staple food at most of these cookouts are hot dogs. Yeah, I know they are not the best for us, but there is just something about having a […]



Sweet Pickles
Sweet Pickle Recipe

Summer canning season is one of my favorite food times of the year. The amount of fresh produce just makes me a happy camper. It makes it so much easier to eat healthy and feel so much better about the things that we are putting into our body. We like to can as much as […]



Homemade Catsup
Homemade Catsup

I recently procured the base of this recipe for homemade catsup and loved it so much, I just had to doctor it up a bit and share it!  We’ve been paying more attention to the products we consume, who would have thought catsup would have so much high fructose corn syrup and other preservatives in […]



What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Turn Them into Pickles!
What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Turn Them into Pickles!

Every year as I prepare my garden for winter, I wonder what to do with green tomatoes. There is a special place in my heart for the little guys that work hard till the end, only to be defeated when the first frost declares “times up!”. In my quest to restore dignity to my little […]



Pickling Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers

One of the running jokes between Sarah and I is that I am a country boy and she is a city chick. I vividly remember the first time I took her down to my grandparent’s farm that I grew up on. Sarah had to deal with a slobbery dog, a large spider on her shoulder, […]



Pickled Watermelon Rinds
Pickled Watermelon Rinds

Pickled Watermelon Rinds: 8 cups watermelon rind 2 quarts water ½ cup pickling salt 3 cups brown sugar 2 cups white vinegar 4 lemons, sliced thin 5 whole cinnamon sticks 2 tablespoons allspice berries 7 tablespoons whole cloves 4 whole anise star You may want to remove the hard outer skin of the rind before cooking. […]