Now that I’m back at the cabin after visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and my cute little granddaughters, I’m cooking up a storm in my Rival Crock-Pot. They were gracious to give me full access to the kitchen and the slow cooker for my 30-day recipe project. My daughter’s cooking in her big KitchenAid slow cooker mostly involves appetizers that she makes for her CARES teams. She makes the best caramel apples. I had fun helping her unwrap the caramels. I’m so proud of her. She is great at planning meals and appetizers for the CARES team events, and she is such a good mom andRead More →

A Garden Salsa Velveeta Dip When do your garden tomato plants first start bearing tomatoes? Late spring? Early summer? There’s nothing like making salsa from your own organic garden. If you have an abundance of tomatoes, make a salsa for your family and extra to give as gifts to your family and friends. You’ve probably mixed hot sauce with Velveeta. How about coming up with your own sauce by combining tomatoes, squash, zucchini, peppers, and/or any other vegetables from your organic garden? I mixed a little of my homemade garden salsa into the remainder of Velveeta cheese I had on hand. If you like cheeseRead More →

Have you ever had purple hull peas and Chow-Chow? It’s a southern thing. Chow chow is another term for relish and is made different ways. One of my grandmothers made it with ripe tomatoes, and the other grandmother made it with green tomatoes. I learned how to shell purple hulls at a young age. My parents often had a garden, and both of my grandmothers always had one. When it came time for pea-shelling, the whole family helped out. Since I have committed myself to a 21-day detox program of mainly vegetables and fruit, I’ve created recipes that I would have never considered before. LikeRead More →