Category: Recipes

My Favorite Ways to Preserve Apples

“Autumn and Cinnamon go so perfectly together.” It is late September, which means… Apple Season! Every year I preserve a couple hundred pounds of apples. They also go into pies, crumbles, drinks, and little mouths. You know it is apple season when a walk…

Best Biscuits Ever.

I know I know…. that title might be a little strong, but, in my opinion, these really truly are the best biscuits ever. Studded with cream cheese and butter. These tall flakey biscuits will turn you away from canned biscuits forever. Breakfast, Lunch, or…

Basic Homemade Crackers

We are headed into Autumn, which means one of many things: Soup Season. What goes best with soup? In my house, crackers. A box of crackers from the store has too many ingredients to count. Some you can’t even pronounce. These crackers have only…

Homemade Butter – Two Ways

“I shouldn’t think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.” -Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle Butter has gained popularity, once again, as people understand the health benefits associated with whole foods and real fats. Butter,…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Kitchen is the heart of every home, it evokes memories of your family history. As this blog evolves, it may become apparent that I have a slight sweet tooth. Give me all the carbs and sweet stuff. I just can’t resist. Growing up,…

Dutch Baby

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded…

Fresh Pasta with Tomatoes and Chard

I had one of those last minute, “Oh no! It’s dinner time” events last night. The kiddos were all playing outside. I was inside with the baby when I realized it was 5:00, and I had no plans for dinner. I am usually a…

Simple and Easy Watermelon Salad

“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” – Michael Pollan We have always grown watermelon, and frankly by the end of the summer I can grow tired of eating it over and over, the same way. It is fun to think of…

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