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Instant Pot No Pectin Pineapple Jam

It’s canning season at our house and today I made some No Pectin Pineapple Jam! This is such a simple recipe and I’m going to share how you can make it even if you don’t have a lot of canning equipment. To can this pineapple jam all you need to do is use the water…

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Instant Pot Canned Beets

I’m canning beets today from our garden. I cleaned them really well, leaving a portion of the tops. Then I put them in the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water (put trivet in too) 12 minutes on high pressure. Do a Quick Release – releasing the pressure manually. Put the beets into a colander…

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My flowers are blooming!

So, here we are in middle of June already! The weather the last few days here in Western PA has just been fabulous! Temperatures in low 70’s and no humidity. I just wish the rest of summer could be this perfect! Hubby and I have been working in the yard, spreading 35 bags of mulch…

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Faux Bun Feet from Dollar Tree Pots

A few weeks ago, I purchased a square of faux grass at Hobby Lobby to use for my Easter decor. I thought it would be perfect to hold my Lillian Vernon painted, wooden eggs I found at Goodwill for $3.99 I needed a tray or some sort of riser to put it on and decided…

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Fall Home Tour – 2019

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. It’s God’s masterpiece! I love the cooler temperatures, the sunshine as it glistens off the colorful leaves on the trees. It’s fun to watch the chipmunks scurrying about collecting acorns for winter! Hot apple cider and let’s not forget about pumpkin spice! Today, I just want…

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Splatter Screen Pumpkin Centerpiece

After watching a few tutorials using the Dollar Tree splatter screens to make pumpkins, I had to give it a try. I liked this one because it will stand up on its own. I bought 3 screens with the handles. A tip I would do next time, that I didn’t do this time, would be…

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Proofing Hot Cross Buns in the Instant Pot

We are in the season of Lent right now, only 3 weeks until Easter and there are so many Easter recipes popping up on my Facebook feed. Easter Candy, Easter Cookies, Easter bread, Hot Cross Buns…wait a minute, I think I want to try making these. I enjoy making bread and often use my bread…

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Shrimp & Mushroom Scampi

Lately, I’ve been trying some new recipes, food that we enjoy when we eat out, but some that I’ve never made before. Beef Pot Pie was one I recently made. I’ve been cooking since I was 9 years old (with my mom’s supervision) and I can’t believe I never made pot pie before. It’s become…

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Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

It’s been a while since I made cabbage rolls since the price of cabbage has been sky high.  It was $1.45 a pound at one of our local stores last week.  I hadn’t heard of why there was such a price hike, but I am noticing the prices are coming back down and more reasonable.…

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Grandma’s Meatball Vegetable Soup

I thought maybe the Groundhog was right and we were going to have an early Spring when temperatures reached into the 60’s last week, but we got about 8″ of snow over the past 2 days, along with some high winds and ice. We didn’t even bother snow blowing the driveway yesterday, but it was…

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