The Best Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup

The best hearty beef vegetable soup is rich and flavorful, ideal for any season. It combines lean stew meat with a variety of vegetables and spices, cooked in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. This soup, described as a ‘stoup’ due to its thickness, is a fulfilling meal that appeals to all. Many people associate … Read more

Why Is the Electric Pressure Cooker So Popular?

Electric pressure cookers are popular because they are versatile, time-saving, energy-efficient, and enhance food flavor, texture, and nutrient retention. They function as multi-cookers, replacing various kitchen appliances and simplifying cooking processes. Pressure cookers have been around for a long time. But in recent years the electric pressure cooker has gained popularity. The reason: not only do … Read more

Best Homemade Biscuits That Melt in Your Mouth!

best homemade biscuits

Homemade biscuits, ready in 20 minutes, offer a melt-in-your-mouth experience unlike canned alternatives. They require simple ingredients like flour, butter, baking powder, salt, and milk, leading to fluffy, buttery biscuits perfect for any meal. Homemade biscuits anyone? I have to be honest here. My husband likes the biscuits you get out of a can. Still … Read more

Canning and Preserving Produce From Your Garden: Is It Worth It?

Canning and preserving garden produce is worth it, providing self-sufficiency, especially in rural areas or during winter. It offers satisfaction and personalized food stocks, suitable for smaller families or as unique gifts. Despite the effort, it’s a rewarding way to utilize one’s garden fully. It’s that time again. Planting the vegetable garden.  And getting ready … Read more

Air Fryer Fried Chicken: Great Fried Taste Without All That Grease!

Air fryer fried chicken offers the delicious taste of fried chicken without the grease, cooking in hot air for a crispy finish with minimal oil. This healthier, easier method avoids the mess and hazards of deep frying, providing a juicy, tasty alternative. Perfect for those craving fried chicken with less fat. Air fryer fried chicken … Read more

Stuffed Rolls with Sauerkraut and Sausage

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Stuffed rolls with sauerkraut and sausage are a delightful recipe that combines crisp bacon, sautéed onions, kielbasa, and spices wrapped in a soft dough, then baked to perfection. This dish offers a perfect blend of savory flavors and textures, appealing even to those who might not typically enjoy sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is one of those foods … Read more

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Homemade Shepherd's Pie

This easy shepherd’s pie recipe transforms a budget-friendly “poor man’s stew” into a comforting, hearty dish using ground chuck, canned vegetables, and tomato soup, topped with mashed potatoes and cheese. It’s a simple, satisfying meal that brings classic flavors to the table without breaking the bank. When I first made this easy shepherd’s pie, my … Read more

Our Backyard Vegetable Garden: The Fun and the Challenges

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Creating a backyard vegetable garden brings fresh produce and joy, but involves challenges like battling pests and weather dependency. It fosters convenience, and canning or freezing opportunities, yet demands labor and faces unpredictable elements. The experience enriches meals and life, despite the effort. It’s summer and time to reap the benefits of our backyard vegetable … Read more