Apricott BBQ Sauce

  This was a wonderful BBQ sauce to use on all of the meats, pork, shrimp, and chicken; it even gave the vegges a nice zing!! 1 cup(s) apricot preserves 1/2 cup(s) chili sauce 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 tsp ground ginger, or less to taste Place all…

Sunomono Salad

  this is a cucumber salad that is just this side of pickled. It is a wonderful light, revitalizing dish for either an appetizer or side salad. The minced ginger adds a really nice zing to this low calorie/zero fat side dish. I love the vinegar “tang”, sweetness with gingery taste in each bite. You can always…

Pie Are Square, And Other Reasons I Hated Math

Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
I was never good at math.  Like most girls, I excelled in verbal acrobatics and science, but math and history were, well, Greek to me.  Not surprising, I guess, since so much of what we know of math was first contemplated, theorized, solved, and proved thousands of years ago…

Make your own Butter & Buttermilk

Oh Yeah~ I made butter (happy dance) I know in theory this is a simple act to accomplish, but your first time you start doubting yourself, wondering if something was wrong. But I can say when the butter separates from the buttermilk it is an amazing and quick occurrence. The butter is really sweet and…

Pumpkin Puree

This time of the year I like to make pumpkin pie, and I don’t want to use the canned pumpkin. It just does not taste the same as fresh homemade pumpkin.  1 large sugar pumpkin will yield 3 to 4 1 quart zipperlock bags full of puree.  Plenty to make pies cakes and breads. I…