Learning How to Can Salsa is not terribly difficult and you can make it exactly like you prefer. It’s a great way to preserve the harvest from your garden. We love salsa in this household. I canned a lot of it last year. And I plan on canning a lot more this year. Canning salsa is not a difficult task. And a great way to be able to eat your garden harvest throughout the year. The first steps and the last steps of canning diced tomatoes are very similar to the first and last steps of How to Can Salsa.
How to Can Diced Tomatoes from beginning to end. Canning tomatoes is a great way preserve your garden to use through the winter and spring. Last year I had 24 tomato plants in the garden. I wanted a lot of tomatoes to can. And I sure got that. We canned tomatoes for weeks. I also made tomato sauce, tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, and salsa. We had tomatoes coming out our ears. At the end of the season, I picked all the green tomatoes to let them ripen. I had a wheelbarrow full of green tomatoes. This year I
Healthy, non-dairy, & full of protein, this Skinny Banana Split Milkshake only tastes indulgent. I can no longer eat ice cream and man do I miss it! My oldest daughter can’t have dairy either so I’ve been exploring more ways to make “fake” ice cream. This is my new favorite way to have ice cream without really having ice cream. My daughter and I just recently switched to almond milk and we’re still getting used to it. But I absolutely love it in smoothies. For this one, I bought chocolate almond milk and my daughter and I both love it.
Homemade Hot Sauce is a great use of all the jalapenos from your garden. It has great flavor and isn’t very hot. This hot sauce was not difficult to make. The Hardworking Husband loves hot food. Me on the other hand, not so much. I’m not quite as bad as my mom, but I like my food pretty mild. So I will admit that I have not tasted this homemade hot sauce. But The Hardworking Husband is the expert when it come to hot condiments. This hot sauce recipe passed the test. He said it’s not very hot, but has
Cool, Refreshing & packed with nutritious veggies, this Cucumber Spinach Smoothie is delicious & good for you. As I mentioned on Monday, I love spinach! And I’m often throwing it in smoothies, usually fruit smoothies. But this time I wanted to try something different. So I tried making this smoothies with cucumbers & spinach, and I loved how it turned out. It’s cool & refreshing and a great smoothie for spring or summer. I hope you enjoy this yummy green smoothie. Do you like spinach in smoothies?? What’s your favorite kind? Looking for more smoothies? Check these out!
Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Popsicles – Fresh fruit and lemonade combine for a refreshing & yummy popsicle. Popsicle week continues here on the blog! If you missed them, be sure to check out my Tropical Yogurt Popsicles and I’ve got another yummy popsicle recipe coming this weekend. As a kid my favorite flavors were Strawberry Kiwi and my kids love strawberry lemonade. So I thought they would really enjoy strawberry kiwi lemonade popsicles. And they absolutely LOVED them. I enjoyed them as well. I love using real fruit in my popsicles as it’s a much healthier snack then just regular
Peaches and Cream Smoothie – Delicious taste of summer in a creamy smoothie that’s almost as good as a milk shake but much better for you! I love smoothies. I love that you can throw fruits and veggies in a blender and come up with something delicious. Since I can no longer eat ice cream, I’ve been into creamy “milk shake” type smoothie lately. And this is definitely one of those. Peach is one of my favorite flavors of summer. Of course, it’s normally a later summer treat but since it’s so yummy, I’ll enjoy it ever time I can.
Tried and true 3 Bean Salad is so quick and easy. 3 Bean Salad is a favorite in my family, and it’s always a hit at potlucks or barbeques. One of the best things about it is that 3 Bean Salad is that it’s very easy, and you can (and should!) make it ahead of time! I love that I can throw this 3 Bean Salad together the day before, and then the day of the potluck or barbeque I just pull it out of the refrigerator, stir it, and it’s ready to serve! Another fun thing about 3 Bean
My family loves the granola bites that I make. And I love that I can feel good about the kids eating them! So I like to try new variations of the granola bites, like these Fruity Granola Bites! These were fun and easy to make, and the fruit makes them sweet enough that I even cut the honey from the recipe this time. If you want to make even healthier granola bites, you can make your own peanut butter, so you know it doesn’t contain any added sugars, hydrogenated oils, and such. If you make your own peanut butter, you
Fruity Green Salad with Honey Vinaigrette is a delicious green salad packed full of strawberries, dried cranberries, pecans, apples, and more! I love to mix it up when it comes to salads. I love to try different fruit and veggie combinations. And the combinations in this Fruity Green Salad with Honey Vinaigrette was too good not to share with you all! It starts with a delicious bed of chopped romaine and spinach. Then we add chopped apples, sliced strawberries, and dried cranberries. I like a little extra texture, so pecans or another nut is a must! And I love a