Homemade ketchup tastes so much better than its commercial counterpart. Here is a simple recipe that only takes about 15 minutes of active cooking time and a few hours passive. I haven’t tried it as a barbecue sauce yet, but I think it would make a good one!
We made some potato springs to go with it. To make these by hand, pierce a potato with a metal skewer (you can easily find these at the dollar store). Take a knife and, starting at one end, cut a continuous spiral around the potato.
Do like Pina Kale-Adas? And getting caught in the rain?
Yes! Yes, I do! With all the rain we’ve been having lately, I could use a Pina Colada on a nice, sunny beach! But since it’s noon and I’ve been sitting at my desk for three hours straight already (tsk tsk!), I’m going to do the next best thing: Blend up a Pina Kale-ada and dance to Rupert Holmes in my kitchen.
With a couple servings of vegetables and protein and a bit of exercise, I’ll be set up for a productive afternoon. This recipe makes three cups, which is enough for two people. Personally, I drink the whole thing!
Here’s the song if you’d like to escape with me:
Last night I made the Blueberry Apple Crisp crisp recipe from Lori Burke’s very popular Best Ever Fruit Cobbler & Crisp Recipes (Best Ever Recipes Series). It was fantastic! This recipe was a hit with my family and one I will definitely make again.
Around Thanksgiving time, I always buy extra bags of fresh cranberries to pop into the freezer. They are so difficult to find off-season, and it’s such a treat to eat them when they are scarce. This Holiday Cranberry Almond Loaf is my favorite cranberry recipe.
It is a variation of the Thanksgiving Cranberry Bread recipe found in one of my favorite cookbooks Recipes for a Small Planet the Solution. (The best place to look for this book is in second-hand stores. If you find a copy, keep it!)
Watch the video to see how my grandma used to make fudge and how my mom makes it to this day. Once you learn to recognize when the sugar has reached the soft ball temperature, fudge is pretty easy to make. And it takes so few ingredients!
Here is a quick video showing how we steam and cube pumpkin for use in salads. In this video, I steam the pumpkin before cubing because it’s easier to peel once cooked. You can also peel the pumpkin first and then steam it if you wish.