Make Lilac Syrup For A Taste of Spring

Lilac Syrup
Lilacs are one of Spring's loveliest attributes! The heady perfume of my lilac bushes is intoxicating; the blooms prolific and stunning. My bushes are old and battered, slightly overgrown and yes, out of control. They resemble many of the lilacs to be found nestled near farmhouses and lining the byways to old barns. I can't seem to bottle the lovely scent to enjoy year-round, but it is possible to capture the essence of lilac in a sweet syrup for pancakes. Here's how! Continue Reading

Make Cocoa Caramel Delight Cookies

Cocoa Caramel Delights
These tasty little treats look so nice on pretty plate or cookie tray! They're delicious and elegant — perfect for parties, showers, Christmas parties, and more. This is my sister Rebekah's recipe, and she kindly shared it for all of us to enjoy! So go forth and bake up a batch of these stunning Cocoa Caramel Delights! Continue Reading

Make Hard Cider Apple Sangria for the Holidays

Apple Cranberry Sparkling Sangria
Sparkling Apple Cranberry Sangria is a delightful party punch with a nice balance of tart and sweet, and it’s sure to be a hit at Christmas parties and new year celebrations. Wherever you serve it, be sure to raise a glass and toast to the joys of the season. Never stop counting the blessings in your midst! Continue Reading

Celebrate Fall Flavors with Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin
The season is brimming with pumpkin everything! We love pumpkin spice coffee and creamers, we crave pumpkin pies, cookies — even scented candles. This recipe celebrates the season with slow-cooked pumpkin as an ingredient and a serving vessel! Continue Reading

You Need This for Simply Delicious Weeknight Dinners

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin of BarefeetInTheKitchen.com
When dinner is delayed and the house is a mess ... when you've been driving and chauffeuring your way through endless days of music lessons or ball practice or medical appointments ... when you're tired and the people who inhabit your space have the audacity to expect a meal, you need The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook — Simple Family-friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking. Continue Reading

Not Your Mama’s Canning Book: praise from a devotee

Not Your Mama's Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood
Do you start yearning for fresh produce about mid-January? Do you wax nostalgic when summer rolls around and canning jars go on sale at the hardware store? Hang tight, friend. I've discovered a canning book filled with incredibly decadent recipes that will have your steam gauge spinning. Also? You'll want to CAN ALL THE THINGS — a reference to page 19 in a new book by Rebecca Lindamood. It seals the deal on canning season, now and forevermore. Continue Reading