Treat your taste buds to homemade peppermint ice cream made with fresh mint. It’s just the thing to help you cool off on a hot summer day. Here’s the recipe.
Get your hands on some pumpkin seeds, so you can make this pumpkin seed toffee. With layers of salty pumpkin seeds, buttery toffee, chocolate and nuts, it’s all the reason you need to carve pumpkins or make a batch of pumpkin puree.
Planning to carve some jack-o-lanterns, or make some pumpkin puree? Be sure to save your pumpkin seeds, so you can make this pumpkin seed brittle. It’s ridiculously tasty, and really easy to make.
Carving pumpkins is a messy job (especially when kids are involved). Reward yourself for making the effort by roasting the pumpkin seeds, and using them to make this simple, two-ingredient pumpkin seed bark.
This creamy pumpkin soup is packed with nutrients and flavor, and only requires five minutes of hands-on time to make. Get a pot going on the stove. Then, enjoy 20 minutes of downtime, while it finishes cooking.
Stewed tomatoes are delicious served as a main course or as a side dish, and they’re a frequent ingredient in chili, soup, stew and casserole recipes. If you’re looking for a simple way to use up some of the excess tomatoes from your garden, you should definitely consider stewing some of your harvest. It’s a quick and easy process, and it doesn’t require canning.
Have more tomatoes than you know what to do with? Use some of them to make your own crushed tomatoes, so you won’t have to rely on the store-bought kind whenever a soup, stew, chili or casserole recipe calls for a can. Homemade crushed tomatoes are really easy to make, and they’re way more flavorful than anything you can buy at the grocery store. Preserve your crushed tomatoes by canning them or freezing them. They’re great either way. Here’s how to make a batch.
Kick off fall with a batch of crockpot apple butter. This is my recipe that I’ve been making for over a decade. I like to throw the ingredients into my crockpot before bed, so most of the cooking happens while we’re asleep.
Freezing peppers when they’re in season, or when you find them on the reduced-price rack, is an easy way to save money, and it can also save you time when you’re preparing meals. Here’s how to freeze peppers, so they’ll be easy to use later. This method works for sweet, bell and hot peppers.