Baking Mix

Growing up in Milwaukee my family always had one or two half open boxes of bisquick laying around.   Pancakes, shortcakes, cobbler, crumbles, muffins, and biscuits it was always being used for something.   Saving money sometimes requires the investment in time if you have it.  No sifter?  Use a wire colander and shake. Baking Mix 4 … Continue reading Baking Mix

Canning tomatoes

Tomato/Green Chile Salsa Yield: 3 pints 3 cups peeled, cored, chopped tomatoes 3 cups seeded, chopped long green chiles 3/4 cup chopped onions 1 jalapeño, seeded, finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1/2 tsp ground cumin* 2 tsp oregano leaves* 1 1/2 tsp salt Combine all ingredients in a large … Continue reading Canning tomatoes

Sausage Recipes

These recipes can be used with pork, beef, venison, even turkey or other meats for making your own sausage. Breakfast sausage: 10 pounds ground meat 2-3 pounds pork or beef fat (vegetable shortening or lard could be substituted) 6 teaspoons salt 4 teaspoons sage 4 teaspoons pepper 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons paprika ½ teaspoon … Continue reading Sausage Recipes

Zuchinni Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Zucchini and Bell Pepper Soup 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 (4.5 oz) jar sliced mushrooms, drained 1 (14.5 oz) can all natural chicken broth 1/4 tsp salt 1 large zucchini, sliced 1 small red bell pepper cut into strips 1 small yellow bell pepper cut into strips 1 … Continue reading Zuchinni Soup


Grilled chicken breast with sweet basil cream sauce.  New pickle salad with amazingly fragrant cucumbers.   Peach crisp with sliced almonds and oatmeal topped by cinnimon ice cream.  Served with a local blended wine. Continue reading Dinners

Green tomatoes

Life in zone 3-4 microclimite gives large green tomatoes.   Green tomato relishes and fried green slices with a buttermilk crisp coating. Tonight’s midnight meal consists of  pork loins hand cut and grilled with a cajin dry rub.  Potato tartin served with fresh thyme, butter,and onions from the garden the fresh herbs steaming the air.   Grilled itallian … Continue reading Green tomatoes