More and more people have been removed from a rural, self-sufficient way of life by living in cities and must procure foods commercially. For the fortunate of us, a garden is still a welcome site, providing a bounteous crop of vegetables and fruits annually. Food preservation has permeated every culture in our world at nearly every moment in time. It is this cultural nature of preserved foods which survives today although the focus has shifted from preserving "because we have to" to preserving "because we like to."
Homemade spaetzle are quick to prepare and really very good.
Serve topped with cheese and/or fried onions…or plain with butter…or baked again until roasted in the oven...or with a meal with sauce; for example, Zürigschnätzlets (Veal in Cream Sauce- Veal Zurich) (Recipe #175785)…or…..
We always just diced the heart and fried it in olive oil... fried diced potatoes in another frying pan and had at it. No creativity I guess.
Hey it's the keyboards fault for misspelled words.
Every day above ground is a good day especially when it's one day closer to hunting season.
I made this to go with pork chops. It was a big hit with adults and kids alike. The kids ate it without the pork chop. The adults enjoyed it with.
Homemade applesauce is so simple to make. This version has a subtle hint of thyme flavor, however it is easily omitted for a traditional applesauce with some ground cinnamon to taste at the end.
Sun-dried tomatoes, either in olive oil, seasoned, or plain, add a gourmet touch and great flavor to many dishes and salads. But the price in the stores is exorbitant! Did you know it is incredibly easy to make your own sun-dried tomatoes at home with no special equipment? The quality can be better than any you've bought and now you have an easy way to use your excess tomatoes, as well as have them for use in the winter. They make excellent gifts, too.
I've been canning pickles for over 40 years and wanted a new recipe, Came up with this one and if you are a beginner or a pro and you want a great recipe then you should try this one! Cucumber slices, onions, peppers and garlic are pickled in an exciting spicy cider vinegar mixture! What a great way to end the summer!
This recipe is in response to a discussion on the boards about Bisquick. Bisquick is apparently not available in the country where the originator of the thread lives. I prefer to use this in recipes that call for 'Bisquick' rather than purchase it, myself. If stored in the freezer, this will keep for several months. I hope you find this as handy as I do, since I could never keep 'Bisquick' on hand before. If I recall correctly, I think this came from one of my Make a Mix Cookery cookbooks.
This may sound weird, but I love baby food, only certain types though, the
yoghurts and fruit purees, and you know they have no rubbish so can eat them
without the guilt, this is my favourite baby food. If you want to make more for storage, just add more apples and use required water. it also works great as an applesauce for pork if you don't puree it
This tasty apple butter is a real slow cooker, but well worth the wait. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste. I hope you give this a try. It is so easy and you will look like a pro to your family and friends. The more you give this out as gifts, the more you will hear people tell you that they have/had a relative who used to make apple butter. Enjoy!!
A good friend gave me this recipe many years ago after I munched down nearly a quart while visiting! I threw out ALL my other dill pickle recipes because THIS ONE is the best. Several years ago, it occurred to me to enter my pickles in the County Fair. So I did. Since I'm superintendent over in the Junior Foods & Nutrition Department, I don't get to watch the Open Class judging. So later in the day (after judging in both classes was over), I went to see how my pickles (and other canned goods) fared [pun intended!]. I couldn't find my jar of pickles. They weren't on any of the shelves, neither were they in with the "disqualified" items. Hmmm. Then I spied them! Not only did they have a big blue ribbon on them, but they also received Best of Show AND the canning award! What a thrill!!! There's nothing like winning at the fair--amongst all those good cooks--to feel validated as a successful home-canner. NOTE: I did NOT list an amount for the cucumbers since I've never measured how many pounds I use--sorry! SERVING SIZE is the number of ounces in a quart jar--to facilitate nutritional information.
This is the best salsa recipe I've found so far and I've tried about a dozen. I got it from one of the local hospital cookbooks that are sold in my area. I changed it a bit and have been canning it for years. The reason I plant a garden is for this salsa. We would be lost without it. Hope you like it as much as we do. One of our members who is a food scientist took this salsa to work, tested the pH and found it measured under 4.0 (well within the safety limit for boiling water bath processing).
This was my husband's grandmother's recipe. It is so good. Store-bought pickles don't even come close. This is a good recipe for anyone who would like to try pickling, but hasn't done it before. It's quite straight forward, not a lot of ingredients.
My late father only knew how to cook two dishes and this was one. The type of apples you use will determine how mushy your apple sauce turns out. Cooking apples will turn into the texture of commercial applesauce while others will keep their shape even after the cooking. Either way it's delicious. The recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled...or quadrupled) to serve a crowd.