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Spinach Pies

Spinach Pie

Spinach pies are one of my favorite ways to use fresh spinach. In fact I never met a spinach pie that I didn’t like. With the usually cool wet spring we’re having here in the US this year, we may be looking at a bonanza spinach crop in home gardens all across America. The recipe…

Too Many Eggs & Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie

For people who keep backyard chickens or ducks, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing – especially in the spring. That’s because this is the time of the year when small poultry flock owners are positively polluted with extra eggs. But it’s a good problem to have. Early spring brings with extra…

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

Oatmeal Pie

It’s a fact of life that nothing is so good that pure maple syrup doesn’t make it better. And where I live, March is the time of the year when tree sap begins to flow and maple syrup is made. It also just happens to be the time of the year when hens start laying…

Make Jam Without Pectin

Peach Jam Made Without Added Pectin

Well wasn’t I hopping mad yesterday morning.I had plans to make peach jam from frozen peaches that had been in the freezer since last September. I like to use pectin when making jams and jellies because it saves time and stove fuel. I also think pectin jams have a slightly better flavor. But my plans…

Recipe For Apple Pie

Apple Pie From Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Apple Pie. There are two methods presented here: a raw filling and a heated filling. The raw pack is presented first and is the faster method. The heated pack is essentially the same as the raw pack. Details for the heated filling follow in the notes below. The heated apple filling…

Recipe For Fresh Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie Filling

This year has proved to be an exceptional year for blueberries. The berries are large and the bushes are positively loaded. I thought you might be interested in the blueberry pie recipe that I use. It’s an older recipe and my personal favorite. It’s not too sweet and is pleasantly tart. The secret is in…

Meatloaf With White Mushroom Gravy

Meatloaf With White Mushroom Gravy

One of life’s greatest pleasures is to work hard all day out in the brisk cold and then come in to a warm house and sit down to a good supper. I’m not sure if the world needs one more meatloaf recipe, but I thought I’d share this one with you. It’s classic comfort food..…

Pound Cake Recipe

Sliced Pound Cake

I’m swimming in eggs. It’s a great problem to have especially after a long cold winter. During the winter my hens get discouraged from laying due to the short dark days and cold weather. I spent most of the winter scrounging for eggs. This past winter I actually pleaded with the hens to try a…

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter and Apple Butter Cool After Canning

Pumpkin butter made from fresh pumpkins is delicious. It doesn’t taste the same nor does it have the bland texture that pumpkin butter made from commercial packed  pumpkin has. It’s extra effort to cook and prepare the fresh pumpkin instead of just opening a can, but I think that the finished product is more than…