• You are looking a toasted pecans with real maple syrup. Made with my hand made syrup with cinnamon and a bit of sea salt.

    Toasted Pecans With Real Maple Syrup

    When maple sugaring season begins at my home, I love to start it off with toasted pecans using our own real maple syrup from the first batch of the year. If you love pecans and natural maple syrup, then you’re really going to love this recipe. It’s a combination of sweet and salty goodness with a little cinnamon added in. This recipe is so quick and easy, it will become a family favorite! These treats are very versatile and can be made anytime of the year for any occasion. You could even make up a batch or two and give it out for gifts. Who wouldn’t want to receive a…

  • You aree looking at a 20 pound turkey that was cooked in the Orion Cooker. It's crispy brown on the outside and tender on the inside. This is from my post, Happy Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey Day From Wisconsin.

    Happy Smoked Turkey Day From Wisconsin!

    Happy Smoked Turkey Day From Wisconsin! We do things a little differently than the traditional baked turkey. We love to smoke ours in the Orion Smoker. If you’ve never had smoked turkey before, then you’re missing out! It’s crispy on the outside, but tender, moist, and juicy on the inside. You may be asking, “what is an Orion”? An Orion Smoker is an outdoor stainless steel charcoal-fired convection oven. It uses three cooking methods at the same time: convection, steam, and smoke (optional). This cooking process is quick and the food turns out great. The Orion Cooker can cook a 20 pound turkey quickly ( about 2 1/2 hours) and…

  • You are looking at mom's zucchini bread cooled and ready for slicing. This yummy bread has pineapple, walnuts and raisins in it. It goes well with coffee or tea. This is from my post Mom's Zucchini Bread Recipe.

    Mom’s Zucchini Bread Recipe: Pineapple, Raisins

    I come from a family of gardeners, and one of my favorite foods we grow is zucchini. I have many fond memories of my mom’s zucchini bread recipe, with pineapple, raisins and nuts. It’s moist, tender, delicious and not to sweet! Even better when you slather lots of real butter on the slices, when they are still warm. In honors of my Mom’s Birthday this week, Happy Birthday Mom! I wanted to share with you all, one of her best recipes. I’ve tried many different versions of zucchini bread, but I always seem to come back to my mom’s. I love the added pineapple and raisins, it gives this yummy…

  • You are looking at the Instant Pot Ace Blender. Being cleaned with the clean program. The blender almost cleans it's self.

    Instant Pot Ace Blender: Review

    The Instant Pot Ace Blender was released last fall. In this review, I’ll share with you my unbiased opinion. Then you can decide if the Instant Pot Ace Blender is for you. First off the un-boxing, and your accessories. What comes with the Instant Pot Ave Blender Glass Pitcher Base Lid Food Tamper 150mL/5 oz Measuring cup Cleaning Brush Strainer Bag User Manual The Ace has a heavy duty glass pitcher with 8 stainless steel blades. With a concealed Heating Element and Position Indicator for lining up the pitcher to the base. The Lid comes with a clear Lid Cap as well as a silicone seal. There’s also a safety…

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    How to make Herbal Tea From Your Garden

    How to make herbal tea from your garden is easy and refreshing. During the hot humid summer months, I love making my own sun tea. Mixing different herbs for an exotic taste, or just simply one herb at a time. Most Commonly Used Although there’s a lot of herbs, flowers and wild foraging that can be used for teas. But for this tutorial, I’m going to list the most commonly used and most readily available garden herbs and flowers. Thyme Sage Oregano Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass and Lemon Verbena Mint, Peppermint Lavender Chamomile   Rosemary Ginger Fennel Dandelion Basil Catnip Calendula Rose hip Echinacea Bee Balm parsely Borage Cilantro Passionflower…