How to Can Homemade Salsa

Now that you’ve learned the simplicity of canning both sweet and dill pickles, let’s move on to salsa! Yes, you can learn how to can homemade salsa to enjoy all fall and winter long. Using picked-from-the-vine tomatoes along with other fresh ingredients your salsa will have spectacular flavor. If you did not grow any of the ingredients, visit a local farmer’s market. Page’s Homemade Salsa 8 quart jars 8 quarts of tomatoes (about 7 pounds of tomatoes) pickling salt 6 {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

How to Can Homemade Dill Pickles

There’s nothing like biting into a tart crispy dill pickle. Dill pickles start out as just plain ‘ole cucumbers and with some simply ingredients are transformed into a delicious treat. Learning how to can homemade dill pickles is doable. Don’t let the word “canning” throw you a curve ball–you can do it! Here, let me walk you through the steps… Dill Pickles 1 qt vinegar 2 qts water 1/2 cup canning salt Mustard seed Garlic cloves Bay leaves Dill weed {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

How to Can Homemade Sweet Pickles

If you’ve ever wondered how to ‘can’ homemade sweet pickles, let me show you how today. Sweet pickles are easy to make: five ingredients and taking only three days start to finish. Great in relish, chicken or tuna salad, sweet pickles are marvelous on the side of any good sandwich for lunch too. Instead of reaching for the store bought version, make you own! Fresh cucumbers are easy to find right now at any local farmer’s market if you did {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Makes Everything Better

Y’all, ranch dressing just makes everything better! As I try to fill my diet with more fresh veggies, this is something that will definitely help. And I can feel better about it because it’s homemade, not a bottled store-bought version with lots of preservatives and additives. You can make it even healthier by using low-fat mayo and sour cream or subbing Greek yogurt for the sour cream. What You Need: ¾ cup mayonnaise ¾ cup sour cream 1 tbsp. olive {Read More}

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Mennonite Fruit Soup: Moos

This year as we go through the Fruit of the Spirit I was thinking… Hmm… what kind of recipes would fit that theme? And the first one that came to mind is one I grew up with. My mom would make Moos out of various kinds of dried fruit, and we’d eat it for supper as a side dish, often with ham. I love Moos! My kids love Moos! Strangers only love it once they’ve tried it because the pronunciation {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Raspberry BBQ Chicken

The fascination with drumsticks continues at my home this summer. We’ve had Spicy Orange Drumsticks and Zesty and Healthy drumsticks and now my favorite of all– Raspberry BBQ Drumsticks. Skip the chicken and just give me a spoon for the sauce–it is that good! I served this with zucchini pie and parmesan-lime potatoes (recipe coming). The recipe comes from an older Taste of Home cookbook I have with a few tweaks to fit my family’s taste. To add a bit {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Love Sauce

Once upon a time, in a very big city, there was a fast-food place that a young girl liked to eat at.  There were only two in this very big city, and they were quite a distance from one another, but both were very tasty and enjoyed by the girl. Like a creature of habit, the girl always bought the same thing.  A grilled burger on a lightly toasted bun with grated cheddar cheese and Sauce.  Oh, the Sauce.  Happiness {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Greek Flatbread Chicken with Rosemary-Lemon Potatoes

If you visit Atlanta there’s a local dive you must not miss–Grecian Gyro located on Virginia Avenue by Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. It’s a hole-in-the-wall with little parking, but that doesn’t stop anyone. We all wait for parking before going in to wait for food! Funny thing is, you really don’t have to know the restaurant’s proper name. Just say, ‘Greek place by the airport’ and everyone knows exactly where you’re talking about. Grecian Gyro is famous for authentic Greek gyros and souvlakis along with out-of-this-world {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Brisket Marinade

Loi Palmer 10 oz soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, 1 can beef broth, beef brisket. Marinade brisket overnight or 8 hours.  Cover brisket in foil.  Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour per pound. About Loi PalmerLoi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women–Mom to Mom. Loi’s passion is cheering on {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Fresh Cranberry Relish

Loi Palmer, November 2005 MMCW 1 (16 oz) bag fresh cranberries, 1 naval orange, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped pecans. Coarsely chop cranberries and naval orange (include the peel–remove the seeds) in food processor. Stir in sugar and pecan pieces. To get the full flavor, make it two days ahead and refrigerate. About Loi PalmerLoi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.