Potato, Parsnip, and Leek Soup

Potato, Parsnip, & Leak Soup

Fall weather always puts me in the mood for soup.  On a cold rainy day, nothing warms my family up better than a hearty soup.  Don’t be afraid to substitute ingredients in a recipe.  Don’t have parsnip? Replace with another … Continue reading

Homemade Ketchup

Yummy Homemade Ketchup

I started making homemade ketchup kind of as an experiment.  With an abundance of tomatoes from my garden, I was trying different canning recipes that came from a box of recipes my husbands grandmother had given me.  I added a few … Continue reading

Crispy Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan French Fries – As good as Deep fried!


We have lots of family favorites and this is one of them.  This process also makes delicious sweet potato fries, but skip the soaking in water step if using.  I have had great success in making crispy fries that taste … Continue reading

Easy Caramel Apple Recipe – In Any Color


One of my favourite childhood memories is getting to go to the local fair at the end of the summer.  After speeding through the strip of ride tickets we would get a candy apple to eat on our ride home … Continue reading

DIY Mason Jar Storage


This is an easy project to help with garage storage.  I’ve had this type of storage in every house we have lived in.  In our first home 22 years ago, my father in law installed something like this in our … Continue reading