Pickled Vegetable Sandwich Slaw

best sandwich slaw

These colors look amazingly delicious … and I’ll let you in on a little-known secret – this pickled vegetable sandwich slaw IS delicious! In the past Deb from Smitten Kitchen posted pictures and her take on a pickled vegetable sandwich slaw recipe for vegetable slaw.  Let me tell you this, it’s a poetic food explosion when one … Read more

Crock Pot Apple Butter

OOPS!  I received an email from my friend, and loyal reader, Cheryl.  “Did you perhaps leave out an ingredient in your Apple Crisp recipe?  I have a very nice apple soup cooling in my kitchen”, she wrote. Oh no! I immediately looked up my Autumn’s Caramel Apple Crisp recipe to see what in the world I had … Read more

Weekend RoundUP with Squash Relish

Last spring my neighbor Gaye was telling me about a squash relish that she makes and serves with pinto beans and cornbread.   Growing up in Nebraska my mom would make white navy beans and ham with cornbread, but it wasn’t until I married my Southern-born husband that I actually cooked pinto beans.  I was a … Read more

Weekend RoundUP July 21 and My Ball Blue Book


Last summer my friend Sue convinced me that I shouldn’t go through another canning season without a Victorio Food Strainer. At first I didn’t even understand what she was talking about. I don’t have a technical mind and in no way could even fathom how this works,  let alone design something like this. But my hands, that is another story — they love this Victorio!  I don’t have a food allergy to tomatoes but my hands really break out when I cut them up and process them.  With the Victorio my handling of fruits and vegetables is much less. 

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Last Cookbook Drawing! Looking Back Moving Forward

““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV Today is the last day to sign up for this cookbook giveaway. Just leave a comment on today’s post and you will automatically be entered!  Can’t think of a comment, how about — what are you … Read more

Squash Pickles

Verse of the Day “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6 NIV Thank you to my friend and dental hygienist Connie Miller!  Recently I ran into Connie at a local restaurant.  She told me she needed a recipe for Squash Pickles.  I wasn’t sure I … Read more

The Pickles I’m In

Originally I didn’t plan to blog on Sunday.  However, we have been traveling the last 11 days and so yesterday I didn’t get a chance to be at the computer at all.  So, I have already broken my first rule — and I am updating my blog today!  Happy Father’s Day to all.  My dad … Read more