Food Storage

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

With summer comes an abundance of zucchini in my garden.  While the harvest is amazing, I needed to come up with different ideas on how to use it so I decided to make a Zucchini Chili.  I must say, it was a HUGE success.  My […]

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Ham Bean Vegetable Soup.  I like making my soups from scratch.  I feel like they are healthier and so much heartier!  It’s also a good way to use garden vegetables as well as food storage dry beans.  […]

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

We LOVE chili and corn bread and tried making some Oven Baked Chili in a cast iron skillet for dinner.  I made this chili from scratch (using tomatoes from my garden, cilantro, and dry beans from my food storage).  I placed a layer of corn […]

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola is a delightful blend of honey, oats, walnuts, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and olive oil.  I was really craving homemade granola but wanted to make a recipe using honey instead of sugar and so I adapted this recipe from one my […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are some of my FAVORITE cookies to make!  Even though they are a planned indulgence, I somehow feel that by adding the oatmeal they at least have a semblance of healthiness to them!  With it being snowed in back East, I […]

Pizza from Scratch

Pizza from Scratch

Homemade pizza from scratch.  Honestly, once you’ve had it, nothing else really compares.  Tonight’s dinner was surrounded by the sounds of “Mmm” and “Oh” and “This is so good!” and “That sauce is amazing!”  It was so prevalent that I almost started laughing at the […]

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Our family LOVES taco salad!!!  We make many different variations which I’ll touch on briefly in this post.  This is our “go to” dinner several weeks of the month.  It is healthy, filling, fast, and we can adapt it depending upon what ingredients we have […]

Peach and Boysenberry Crisp

Peach and Boysenberry Crisp

Peach Crisp brings back visions of camping, dutch oven cooking, and treasured memories. We have a large garden and every spring we get buckets of fresh, organic boysenberries. We also have a peach tree which produces an abundance of fruit. The peaches are sweet to […]

Oven Roasted Turkey with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper

Oven Roasted Turkey with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper

Ahh, Oven Roasted Turkey! There is nothing that speaks Thanksgiving, holidays, and time with family more. I love walking into the home smelling the strong aroma filling the air. Roasting a turkey doesn’t have to happen just at Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas. I like doing […]

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

I got a HUGE head of napa cabbage from the organic farm here in California.  A wonderful cool weather crop with lots of crunch and flavor.  As I have to feed eight people right now, I needed to make a complete meal for the family.  […]

Cheesy Baked Food Storage “Funeral” Potatoes

Cheesy Baked Food Storage “Funeral” Potatoes

First of all, I have to say that I LOVE cheesy funeral potatoes and have since I was a small child. They are called “funeral” potatoes because they are a traditional side dish with ham and green beans at many of the funerals I have […]