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Bourbon -Peach Jam with Thyme

In the summer, when the days are long and lazy and I know I don’t have to cook a big dinner, filling up the day by canning the summer’s freshest fruit is, to me, pure heaven. Homeamde gifts are so appreciated and spending the day making a pantry full of […]

German Potato Salad

This yummy potato salad is the perfect side dish for your next picnic or summer dinner. It’s filing without being too heavy. We omit the mayo and instead use a bacon & cider vinegar dressing (with the bacon fat! – sorry Sat Fat numbers) If you do not have apple […]

Tipsy Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is just about the simplest dish you can make for the holidays. It is a perfect side dish to take to a friends’ home, wrap up the beautiful canning jars with cellophane paper and ribbon for gifts, or just have in your fridge to look at those gleaming […]

Roasted Pumpkin Tureen

This fun little recipe is one I have had for years. It is perfect for holiday entertaining- Bunco night, Halloween party, Thanksgiving Day appetizer or a pot luck when you really want to wow your friends. The aroma of roasted pumpkin is just about the best smelling thing you can […]

Zesty Lemon Coconut bites

The Keto diet. It seems everyone these days is trying, even if only to try and jump start a weight loss plan. I am trying to lose a few (cough cough) pounds to squeeze into a dress by Goat I am coveting for my daughter’s upcoming wedding next July. I […]

Roasted chicken with grapes

We are very fortunate to have a beautiful grapevine at our home in Northwest Montana. Surprisingly, the chipmunks and wild birds do not seem to be interested in it, so we have a bounty of grapes to harvest each fall. Aside from making incredible grape juice ( I’m not quite […]