The Pumpkin Disaster

I never canned pumpkin before but wanted to try. As a young mom, I wanted to be more resourceful with the bountiful blessings from my garden, but had no idea where to start.… Continue reading

Fresh Summer Salad with a Mediterranian Flair

I found a new fresh salad I fell in love with this summer. Using fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and green peppers right from my garden made it an instant hit. Fresh parsley and mint… Continue reading

Mama Simonson’s Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

What’s better than homemade spaghetti sauce?

Seven Cucumber Hacks You Won’t Believe

A tool, a snack, a beauty aide, and a pesticide – all in one lowly cucumber?

Fried Cucumbers, Refrigerator Pickles, Cucumber Dip, & More!

It’s that time of year again when my garden is overflowing with cucumbers! Such a delicious fat-free treat, and there’s so many ways to make them scrumptious! My favorite – slice them up… Continue reading

Citrus Green Cleaner

A super cleaner for your kitchen counter tops and porcelain can be found as near as your refrigerator and cupboard. Use left-over orange, lemon, grapefruit, or other citrus peels combined with white vinegar.… Continue reading

Zucchini Fries with Onion Dip

It’s Zucchini time again!  Bags of zucchini are found here and there, everywhere — in the workplace cafeteria, on my front step, by the mailbox . Everyone wants to share their abundance of… Continue reading

Too Many Tomatoes?

Tomatoes, tomatoes!  What would I do with them all?  There was such a great year for tomato yield with just the right amount of sunshine and rain, we gathered several bushels full.   I… Continue reading

Rhubarb-Blackberry Cake

  I am really looking forward to making this cake again this year. My blackberries are loaded, but my rhubarb has done diddly-squat. Not sure why.  I may have to break down and buy some… Continue reading

Hard-Boiled Eggs with Thumb Tacks

    Thumbtacks in eggs? And that’s going to help – how?  Won’t it crack the eggs? With Easter soon approaching, eggs are destined for the boiling pot. You may also want to… Continue reading