Recipe Index

Homemade Solutions

  • Homemade Vanilla Extract

    I have made vanilla extract in the past with bourbon and while I liked it I have been wanting to try ...

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  • A Birthday Cake

    Boone had a birthday this week. All he asked for was a homemade chocolate cake. No presents, no special ...

  • Bourbon Pralines

    Pecans are a favorite of mine and I love them in Bourbon Pralines. I do not know why but I only make ...

  • 19 Years and a Squash Quiche

    Boone and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary a few weekends ago. On the farm, the hay has been ...

  • Zesty Pizza Sauce

    This is another tasty way to use up an abundance of garden tomatoes. It is a rich and thick sauce. Also ...

  • Summer’s End

    Summer is winding down and the leaves have slowly started falling. It is still warm here in Kentucky ...

  • Tailgating at the Cattle Show

    Our 10 year old grandson loves cattle (I mentioned before that we were grandparents, right?). He first ...

  • Mulberry Jelly

    If you have a mulberry tree count yourself lucky! We love to forage and harvest wild foods and making ...

  • Big Flaky Biscuits

    My dad made the best biscuits and I have never been able to duplicate his so I am always on the hunt ...

  • Apple Maple Jam

    One of my favorite jams is Apple Maple Jam is from a past Ball Blue Book but can also be found here: ...

  • Bacon and Barbecue, part 4

    The bacon has been cured and dried in the refrigerator for a couple of days. It is ready to eat at this ...

  • Bacon and Barbecue, part 3

    I enjoy curing and smoking bacon. It’s a slow process so you cannot be in a hurry and have to plan ...

  • Bacon and Barbecue, part 2

    First up was the whole shoulder. I like it hickory smoked, so off to the woods we go to find some fallen ...

  • Bacon and Barbecue, part 1

    A few weeks ago, the time came to process one of the pigs. Being raised on a hillside with part pasture ...

  • Refrigerator Pickled Bell Peppers

    If you are a gardener like me, then you are always looking for new ways to use the bounty. Pickled bell ...

  • Buttermilk Bread

      I have been down and out for over a week with the flu. My husband succumbed a few days after ...

  • Christmas Day Collards

    Collards were a staple in our house growing up. It was a common Sunday afternoon event for our family ...

  • Notebook Recipe – Zippy Wing Sauce

    Back when I first moved out on my own I started copying recipes into notebooks. The copying turned almost ...

  • Black and Blue Jam with Homemade Labels

    I have been wanting to make some Black and Blue Jam using blackberries and blueberries. We had a good ...

  • Chipmunks and Strawberries

    Summer is all about sunshine, being outside, and having good times, right? One of the main characters ...

  • Homemade Greek Yogurt

    I remember when I was a little girl, my dad made yogurt with a little yogurt set. It consisted of a ...

  • Saving the Season

    Fruits are now going on sale at the grocer as the growing season is winding down. I have sweet and sour ...