Peppermint Ice Cream With Fresh Mint
Peppermint Ice Cream with Fresh Mint
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/13/2020 | No Comments
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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.

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Pumpkin Seed Toffee
Pumpkin Seed Toffee
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/17/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/16/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Pumpkin Seed Bark
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Bark
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/14/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Three-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
Three-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2018 | No Comments
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These moist and flavorful pumpkin muffins require just three ingredients and 20 minutes of oven time, which is a good thing, given how fast these get gobbled up at my house.

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/18/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Canned Whole Peeled Tomatoes
How to Can Whole Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/09/2018 | 1 Comment
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Make quick work of preserving your tomato harvest by canning tomatoes whole. It’s an easy way to preserve their fresh taste, and will give you a product that you can use any number of ways.

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Homemade Stewed Tomatoes
How to Make Stewed Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/08/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Homemade Diced Tomatoes
How to Make Diced Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/06/2018 | No Comments
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Is your garden producing tomatoes faster than you can eat them? Turn some of your surplus into diced tomatoes to use in your fall and winter cooking.

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Homemade Crushed Tomatoes
How to Make Crushed Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/05/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Big Bowl of Tomatoes
How to Freeze Tomatoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/28/2018 | 4 Comments
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Have loads of tomatoes coming in from your garden, but no time to make anything with them? Just freeze them until you have more time. Here’s my preferred method.

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Jars of Crockpot Apple Butter
Crockpot Apple Butter
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/26/2018 | 5 Comments
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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.

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Crockpot Applesauce
Crockpot Applesauce
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/21/2018 | 3 Comments
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I snagged several $.99 bags of apples from the reduced-price rack this week, so I decided to make some applesauce. Here’s my easy-peasy crockpot recipe.

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Bell Peppers
How to Freeze Peppers
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/19/2018 | 1 Comment
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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.

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Aphid Damage
The Fun Way to Get Rid of Aphids
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/02/2018 | 3 Comments
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Battling an aphid infestation? Here’s a really fun (and effective) way to get rid of them, without resorting to pesticides.

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