DIY: Easy Pear Jam Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Cups of Finely Chopped Pears 1/2 Cup of Water 5 Cups of Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 1 Box of Dried Pectin 1 Tablespoon of Butter

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DIY: Easy Pearsauce in the Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients: 20 – 30 Pears (or however many fits in your crock pot after coring, peeling and slicing) Cinnamon 1 Cup of Water 1 Cup of Sugar (Optional) Directions:

1) First Peel, Core and Slice the pears (if you have an apple corer/peeler/slicer, it will work on pears too) and place them in your crock […]

DIY: Cleaning and Storing Garlic

This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.


For this […]

DIY: How To Harvest Garlic

This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. […]

Easy Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe

My wife got me some apples from the local orchard so, I decided to make apple sauce in the crockpot. It was really easy and I though I would share the recipe. I actually have a really big crockpot and did double the ingredients below, but I figured not everyone would have that. I was […]

Baking Pumpkin Seeds

Baked pumpkin seeds are my favorite homemade Fall treats and one of the easiest to prepare.

When carving your pumpkin, collect all the guts in a large bowl Separate the seeds from the orange bits using another bowl Put the seeds in a strainer and thoroughly rinse off any excess pumpkin goo before drying them […]

Canned Apple Pie Filling

It’s been a while. Work has been kicking my butt. Hey though, that’s what living the American dream is all about. And what is more American than apple pie, right? I was lucky enough to be given about 40 green apples because the people with the tree just didn’t know what to do with them. […]