• You are looking at Maple Cream finished in short pint jars. Ready for the freezer.

    How to make Maple Cream

    How to make Maple Cream or Maple Butter, the simple way with Pure Maple Syrup.  What exactly is maple cream or butter? It’s a delicious and delightful creamy spread or topping. Uses for Maple Cream: Delicious on pancakes Makes a wonderful frosting on cakes and breads Use as a filling for crepes, donuts, and pastries Mix into homemade whipped cream In coffee or cream A topping for ice cream Mix with some Dijon mustard or other condiment, and use it on chicken.  A glaze for carrots Pretty much what ever you could think of that would work with that wonderful maple flavor. If you see the terms Maple Cream, Maple…

  • Looking at a finished bowl of my Rustic Chicken Mushroom soup. Made in the Instant Pot 6 quart.

    Rustic Chicken-Mushroom Soup {Instant Pot}

    Rustic Chicken-Mushroom Soup Instant pot style! With the winter Wisconsin has been having this year, soup is the way to go. We had a record snow fall in early February with it reaching as high as my waist in some areas of my property. It was a beautiful sight when it was all said and done, but it also involved a lot of shoveling! Now that we are heading into the middle of the month, we shouldn’t get too many more heavy snow storms. March and April have been known to surprise us with some of our biggest snow storms. We shall see what Mother Nature wants to throw at us.…

  • Sugar Pumpkin, for pumpkin puree.

    Easy Sugar Pumpkin Puree {Instant Pot}

    Easy Sugar Pumpkin Puree {Instant Pot}, yes you can!  In fact you can puree your big un-carved Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, if  you don’t have any sugar pumpkins on hand. Just follow along and I’ll show you how it’s done. Sugar Pumpkin Puree in the Instant Pot is so easy to make. You’ll never go back to the canned stuff, ever again. It’s so much tastier and healthy, because you know what’s going into your puree. Did you know that the canned pumpkin puree isn’t just pumpkin? Nope, they use a blend of different squash mixed with the pumpkin. I personally love the flavor of pumpkin. So I prefer my pure pumpkin…

  • Asparagus going to seed for next years harvest.

    Home grown Asparagus: pan fried

    Home grown Asparagus to pan fried, the first vegetable to harvest in early spring. There’s nothing more wonderful than the reward out of your garden after a long cold winters nap. Asparagus is very easy to grow and it comes back year after year with very little care. When to plant, asparagus is planted in early spring and has male and female plants. You will know the female plants because they will produce small berries when left to grow for another season. It usually takes two-three growing seasons before you may be able to harvest your first asparagus spears. If you want to learn more on how to grow your…

  • Solar Sun Oven warming up.

    Solar Sun Oven: Baked Honey Buttered Garlic Chicken

    Have you ever tried Solar Oven cooking? Well if you haven’t, you just may want to give it a try. Since this summer here in Wisconsin has been on the hot side this year. The solar oven has come in very handy. For one, you take advantage of the sun’s energy. Secondly, you’re not heating up your home with a hot stove or oven. Best of all, it cooks your food perfectly and it taste much better than on the stove. From moist tender meats to crispy baked bread. You name it, you can cook, bake, boil, steam and Pasteurize Water in it! Your also able to dry things out.…