Brunswick Chicken Bake & What God Taught Me About My Daughter As A Baby

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I've decided to do a series of posts on my little family, highlighting each member with a story or memory of their life.  Today I'm going to tell you about my baby girl, Katy. I can't tell you how many years I prayed for a daughter. And, oh my little sunshine girl!  She was born with twinkles in her eyes and a face of peace and joy. She was the best baby, spending most of her time smiling ... Continue Reading

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Green Tomato Relish – Watch Me Live, HERE, Tomorrow!

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green tomato relish

NOTE: there are currently technical difficulties with the broadcast. We are recording it today and will have it available for viewing tomorrow, at your leisure. All sales and specials will be good for an entire week. Thank for your understanding! Friends, I'm excited. Tomorrow is the big day and you can join me live from Ball Headquarters to watch! I'm one of four bloggers who will be ... Continue Reading

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Spiced Peach Butter

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See all of my food preservation posts (canning, dehydrating, freezing, etc) by clicking here. If you're a fan of peaches and apple butter, this is the perfect recipe for you! There is nothing like being able to take the taste of fresh, local peaches with just a hint of spice, and smear it atop a hot fluffy biscuit! Okay so I've been on a canning roll lately and if canning isn't your thing you ... Continue Reading

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Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate – can it now to enjoy later!

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Is it possible to have too much fun canning? Because if so, I'm in that territory. I have been canning like a mad woman, and just yesterday had my pressure canner and water bath canner going at the same time as fresh green beans and peach butter were put up (I'll bring you the peach butter recipe on Thursday!). Today, I'm sharing a fun recipe with you that a lot of folks don't think to can: a ... Continue Reading

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Class: Canning Tomatoes (complete video!)

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Canning Tomatoes At Home, full video!

This past weekend I made  a video of the entire process of canning tomatoes, in response to receiving so many questions about how to do it. The video below is under 30 minutes and goes over water bath canning as well as canning "best practices" for the safety of canned goods. There are also some very important links at the bottom which you may find helpful. To see a photograph tutorial on water ... Continue Reading

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Farm Tour and Hands Off Way To Cook Corn!

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Hands off way to cook corn! I'll never fuss with corn again! No prep and it tastes so good it doesn't even need butter!

Oh merciful Heaven! This corn is so good that it doesn't even need butter, and I am one of those people who ALWAYS adds butter and salt to my corn! What did I add to this? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. There is no prep work involved, either. None! Before I give you this recipe (if you can even call it that), let me show you a little from my recent field trip! This past Monday I has the pleasure ... Continue Reading

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It’s Too Hot To Cook! 20 Suppers And Desserts Guaranteed Not To Heat Up Your Kitchen

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Too Hot To Cook Recipe Collection

I don't know how it is where y'all live right now, but where I am, it feels like it's 190 degrees in the middle of the day. Even the air conditioner can't keep up with the amount of heat bearing down on us this time of year so the last thing I want to do is heat the house up even more by turning on my oven. This recipe roundup features some amazing suppers that can all be cooked in the Crock Pot ... Continue Reading

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Watermelonade – and Clinging Just A Little

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I have a difficult time making recipes with watermelon because I feel like watermelon, in and of itself, is about as perfect as it can get. Just hand me a salt shaker and a knife and get out of my way! But today's recipe is a special exception. Why? Because it is basically watermelon that you can drink. No knife, no stickiness, sit back with a straw and drink the whole melon if the mood hits ... Continue Reading

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Independence Day Recipe Roundup!

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As we celebrate Independence day, many folks will be gathering with family and friends - and food! Today I thought I'd share with you some family favorite recipes that add a fun red, white, and blue theme to your tables. Patriotic Punchbowl Cake This is my husband's favorite dessert of all time. I always make him one on his birthday each year. You can lighten it up by using sugar free ... Continue Reading

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Craving Beans – and a not funny, funny story about them

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There is a story behind these beans.... I worked up this recipe about three years ago, when I was writing my book, Come Home To Supper. It took about two tries to get the flavors just right and the very next day after that, I woke up CRAVING these beans. I called my friend Jyl and ranted like a mad woman over how amazing they were, so she made them that very day - and then she woke up the next ... Continue Reading

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