Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies

This is one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes for so many reasons — convenience, taste, and nutrition, to name only three. They’re easy to make and actually have some pretty nutritious ingredients in them. And of course, they wouldn’t … Read More

spiced pear butter

Spiced Pear Butter

When we moved to our homestead, we planted lots of trees that yielded fruit we were not in the habit of eating. In fact, in 2007, we planted four pear trees, even though I had probably not eaten four whole … Read More

Homegrown Tamale Pie

Homegrown Tamale Pie

For about 20 years, we’ve been making a tamale pie out of the cookbook, Tofu Cookery, but recently it occurred to me that this time of year we could make our own version of this recipe using produce straight from … Read More

Zucchini here, there, everywhere

Zucchini here, there, everywhere

  Patty pan, lemon squash, golden zucchini, and scalloped squash Although we are not drowning in zucchini and summer squash this year — the picture is from last year — I know a lot of people have been blessed with … Read More

Goat Cheese and Cucumber Spread

Goat cheese and cucumber spread

  We picked our first cucumbers of the season a few weeks ago, and I immediately remembered this excellent sandwich spread that I discovered last fall towards the end of the cucumber harvest. We’ve already had it six or seven … Read More

Extreme bread pudding

I’ve been searching for a good bread pudding recipe for my whole life, and I finally figured it out myself. My husband and I took his mother out to eat for Mother’s Day. I like to go to locally owned … Read More

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam

  It’s June, and you know what that means? Strawberry harvest time! Even if you don’t grow strawberries, you can visit farmer’s markets or u-pick farms, and after you’ve had your fill of fresh strawberries, you can save the harvest … Read More

chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles

Truffles (left) and chocolate dipped pretzels. Not only are these the most amazingly delicious truffles in the history of the kitchen, they are also ridiculously simple to make. It uses one bowl, and there is no cooking, so they are … Read More

Multigrain bread

Who would have thought that I would need more than 80,000 words to say everything I wanted to say about growing your own food and fiber? That’s the length of the book, and unfortunately, I ran out of space. But … Read More

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