Tag Archives: Cooking

Low-sugar Peach and Yellow Plum Jam

Ahhh…. Summer goodness! I love putting beautiful preserves in these lovely clear jars that I can open in the winter months. I can spread the goodness on a piece of toast (I am a bit addicted to toast) and remember that the leaves will soon return….  Continue reading Low-sugar Peach and Yellow Plum Jam


Chicken Cordon Bleu

One of our favorite dinner time foods as a family is Chicken Cordon Bleu. It is ham and swiss wrapped up in a Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast then coated and baked. It’s very yummy. Especially with some garlic mashed potatoes… Continue reading Chicken Cordon Bleu

Blackberry Jam

Last year we had a wonderful opportunity to get blackberries. We went picking every other day while they were in season and it is easy to say the kids got really sick of blackberries. They would complain and I would say “Aren’t you excited!? We are only going to come a hundred more times 🙂 Just think of the yummy jam these will make!” They also make fantastic cobbler.

I froze most of the berries because we were also in the middle of other harvesting projects. I finally got to making some jam today… Continue reading Blackberry Jam

Kitchen Tip: Garbage Bowl

Kitchen Tip: Garbage Bowl

I have to say this is one of my favorite helps in the kitchen.

Prepping food can create a lot of mess. I used to throw all of those scraps or extras into a sink and then scrape them out later. (Most of the time I would remember cleaning them up right after, but more than I could care to admit they would greet me in the morning. Yuck!) Continue reading Kitchen Tip: Garbage Bowl