Crabapple Sauce
Crabapple Sauce Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/29/2014 | 8 Comments
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We picked five gallons of crabapples the other night. Now I’m busy turning them into tasty things. Like this crabapple sauce. Isn’t the color gorgeous? And the house smelled so good when I was making it. If you have a crabapple tree that you’ve been eyeing, you have to make this recipe at least once....

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Spice Rack
Friday Yard Sale Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/27/2014 | 3 Comments
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Saturday yard sales are great, but Friday yard sales are better. Seriously, it’s amazing what I find at Friday sales. Antiques. Old-school kitchen items. All manner of practical stuff. And last Friday was no exception. Check out my haul:

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Use Paint Strainer Bags Instead of Cheesecloth
Use This Instead of Cheesecloth
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/25/2014 | 3 Comments
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There are lots of kitchen items that I love. Cheesecloth isn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong; it’s useful when you need it. I use it to strain pumpkin puree and broth, to make spice bundles and – on occasion – to make cheese. But it’s awkward to work with, hard to clean and...

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Vending Machines
Curb Find: Vending Machines
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/22/2014 | 5 Comments
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While we were out yard-saling this morning, we passed a curb pile with vending machine parts. What a fun find! We loaded everything into the car, and when we got home, we had enough pieces to put three machines together, with plenty of leftovers.

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Butternut Squash - Not Ripe Yet
When to Pick Butternut Squash
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/21/2014 | 37 Comments
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This spring my husband added some soil from one of our compost bins to our front beds, and before long we had butternut squash vines coming up in the front yard. Nice!

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