Christmas Pickles

Christmas pickles

I feel like I’m running low on pickles. I’d blame the mice for getting into the canned goods, but I know it’s really because it’s close to Christmas and at Christmastime all of my canned goods begin to disappear, finding … Continue reading

Dill Pickles

dill pickles

With over 6 gallons of Bread and Butter Pickles in my root cellar, I decided to try a new pickle recipe – Dill.  My handy cook book even had a couple variations of Dill pickles – regular and kosher.  I … Continue reading

Pickled Peppers

picked peppers

Right now, my garden is full of peppers, mostly banana peppers. You know the ones I’m talking about.  They come in the box when you order pizza from town (at least when you order it from Papa John’s). With just … Continue reading

Jam On

strawberry jam

I got the Jam On cookbook for Christmas, and have been waiting for the perfect time to try out a few of the recipes.  Thanks to the local FFA having their annual strawberry sale, I got the chance. I tried … Continue reading

Friday Favorites


There are several things I love about this time of year. Leather & Furs I’m not really a big fan of cold weather (or hot weather for that matter) but one of my favorite things about this time of year … Continue reading

Time to Garden?


The last 2 days have been beautiful here in Southern Indiana.  It’s been a balmy 70 degrees with bright sunny skies.  I’m sure it will get chilly again.  After all, the middle of March is a little early for this … Continue reading

Bread-and-Butter Pickles


The following is the recipe for the bread-and-butter type crisp pickle slices in the 1972 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.  They win blue ribbons each year at the county fair.  I make these with fresh garden cucumbers every … Continue reading