The Lowly Onion Becomes Slow Cooker Crockpot French Onion Soup This recipe for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup allows the lowly onion, the bridesmaid never the bride of the culinary world, to show off its star quality. How many savory recipes, particularly soup recipes, can you think of that don't include the onion? Not many! It always seems to be … [Read more...]
Boston Baked Beans Recipe
Homemade Boston Baked Beans are so darn' good! Homemade Boston Baked Beans are far more yummy than canned beans and worth the small extra effort to prepare them. This Boston Baked Bean recipe is all about easy comfort food. When I was a kid growing up here in New England, every Saturday supper we had "beans and franks" and brown bread. There is a reason that Boston is … [Read more...]
Easy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Try this Easy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for a fall evening pleaser or a perfect course for Thanksgiving Dinner This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is a Thompson family favorite. I have to admit that I love all the members of the squash/pumpkin family and for that reason I have a great collection of squash and … [Read more...]
Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe - A step by step tutorial Twice baked potatoes are definitely worth the extra effort. This is a potato recipe that you can easily change up with different flavors and toppings so after you get the basics down, get creative. Food should not only be good, it should be fun! Here in Aroostook County, Maine, potatoes are big business and … [Read more...]
Easy Moist Pistachio Muffin Recipe
Green is Good - especially when it's a moist Pistachio Muffin! I love the pistachio flavor, be it in ice cream, pudding, or in the yummy results of this Pistachio Muffin Recipe. The first time I ever had pistachio ice cream, as a kid, I thought it was maraschino cherry ice cream and they had got the color wrong. To this day, pistachio "anything" reminds … [Read more...]
A new twist on Cranberry Pumpkin Bread – Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread
Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread - a new twist on that holiday favorite - Cranberry Pumpkin Bread! Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread makes an delicious addition to Thanksgiving dinner or any fall meal. Everyone thinks that making a yeast bread is a lot of work and incredibly time consuming. Years ago, before wonderful appliances like my … [Read more...]
Nutty Pumpkin Cranberry Bread – What a Way to Go Crazy!!!
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread ..... It's a Fall thing!!!! There’s nothing that says “autumn” like pumpkin. Visually it matches the orange tones of the changing foliage. Its texture makes it a great choice for moist, filling comfort foods. Add in some cranberries and some nuts and you have one of my favorite fall baking recipes, Nutty Pumpkin Cranberry Bread. It's one my … [Read more...]
Chunky Pumpkin Chutney …say that 3 times fast!
Chunky Pumpkin Chutney .....great way to use up pumpkins from the patch! Chunky Pumpkin Chutney ... say that 3 times fast! It's a great fall condiment and the perfect way to use up any fresh pumpkin flesh you have like from making a Jack-O-Lantern. If you don't know what a chutney is here's the scoop (no pun intended). What the heck is a Chunky Pumpkin … [Read more...]
You can’t beat Pickled Beets!
Best Pickled Beets Recipe for your garden harvest! Today I have all my water bath canning equipment out ready to can some pickled beets. This week we can start harvesting our beets. We are guilty of sneaking a few smaller ones the last few weeks and boiling them with the greens still attached. Cooked this easy way and just served with butter, salt, and pepper on … [Read more...]
Canning Dilly Beans- Water Bath Canning 101
Canning Green Beans to make Dilly Beans - A Water Bath Canning Tutorial Water Bath Canning isn't difficult and making this Dilly Bean Recipe is great way to use up all those green beans from the garden and learn the skill of water bath canning. This time of year it’s a race to use up the veggies that my “bursting at the seams” garden produces. There’s a … [Read more...]