Monthly Archive: October 2017

Stuffed Mushrooms Monterrey – Do Ahead Appetizer for Halloween

Whoda’ thought mushrooms were an ancient Biblical food eaten mainly by Royals and soldiers going to war? Today I chatted with Annie  Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about mushrooms. Did you know how nutritious mushrooms are? And did you know you can make one of my most popular catering appetizers with them? …

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What’s that buzzing sound? A Hornet? Find Out Here

European Hornets Cause Concern When friend and colleague, Joe Boggs, of OSU Extension Agency, talks about hornets, especially this time of year, I listen. So should you. Take a look: Bug Bytes Authors Joe Boggs Published on October 4, 2017 At some point each season, I have come to expect receiving at least one phone …

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Halloween Party Foods: Carnitas!

  Carnitas have become a cult favorite in our family.  It originated with daughter-in-law, Courtney, who found the recipe on Pinterest and the Damn Delicious site. Courtney shared it with my other daughter-in-law, Jessie. Then the recipe was shared with Jessie’s sister, Lottie. I finally got the recipe today. Another slow cooker gem.  With Halloween …

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Simple Country Pleasures

I stopped at Farmer Kluba’s to pick up some canner tomatoes. Donna was getting ready to go to market and Ed, her husband, was coming in from the field. What hard workers these folks are, and we are the recipients of their efforts. Here’s what country farming looks like today out here in our little …

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Time to Make Applesauce, Apple Butter

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  I love Winesap apples. I guess because they were one of my Mom’s favorites. When our kids were little, we put in an orchard of about 60 trees and we sold apples and made cider.  Jonathan and Yellow Delicious are my favorites, too.   What about apples for baking?   There are lots of varieties …

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