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Homemade Applesauce

Be sure to pick up a copy of today’s Tennessean, where this recipe for Homemade Applesauce (excerpted below) is featured in my monthly blogs column. And don’t forget to click through to the end of this post where you can download some adorable labels for your newly-canned applesauce! It’s hard to think of fall and...

Kale Pesto Couscous Stuffed Peppers

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of bell peppers. If they’re chopped and the flavor dispersed in whatever I am eating, that’s fine. But if there are big chunks in my soup or stir fry, I’ll end up picking around them even if I’m not doing it consciously. Don’t even get me started on...

Free Printable Canning Labels for 2012

It’s no secret I’ve been doing a lot of canning this year, and much of what I’ve done I have shared with you. Part of what I love about canning (and this is the design geek in me on full display) is creating the unique “packaging” for each batch and flavor. To me, a batch...

Creme de Menthe Ice Cream Sandwiches

I told you I did something fantastic with that ice cream recipe from earlier this week. The cookies are straight from my book. While I always hesitate to pick favorites, if I HAD to choose, the Old-Fashioned Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches (seen on the cover) would probably be it. Something about the salty chocolate...

Andes Mint Chip Ice Cream

There is mint, and then there is creme de menthe. Do not confuse the two, for other than a lingering freshness and tongue-tingling sensation, they are as different as two different mints can be. What is creme de menthe? Think Andes mints. It’s a much creamier mint flavor, not nearly as sharp or spicy, that...

Baked Pattypan Squash Parmesan with Garlic Breadcrumbs

We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things. Cooking like normal people again (you know, instead of eating dinner for brunch and dessert for dinner and the like). It feels like ages since I’ve been able to flip through a mouth-watering glossy and know I actually have time to try some of the recipes....