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Preserving the Harvest - Dehydrated Tomatoes and Tomato Powder

Dehydrated Tomatoes and Tomato Powder

This time of year the hum of the dehydrator is an almost constant in our house. The soothing white noise gives me a feeling of contentment, knowing that my garden goodies are being preserved (it seriously makes me sad to waste any of my hard-earned fruits and vegetables!) At the moment, my dehydrating project is…

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Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Pepper

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers in the Slow Cooker

I’ve never been much of a slow cooker kinda gal, always preferring instead to use my cast iron Dutch ovens to do my slow cooking (there’s nothing like the slow heat of a heavy, enameled Dutch oven to concentrate flavors and make everything in it meltingly tender.) Of late, however, I’ve found myself occasionally drawn…

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Sausage Potato Skillet with Zucchini, Corn and Basil

Sausage and Potato Skillet with Zucchini, Corn & Basil

I confess I love potatoes. Boiled, mashed, baked, stuffed, stewed, or fried – I could eat ‘em any night of the week. And I love their versatility, too. Even though they are a frugal ingredient, and are perfect for a humble supper of potato soup and a loaf of bread, they can be elevated into…

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

It’s hotter than blue blazes, as folks around here often say this time of year. I’m talking clothes-sticking, hair-drooping, crank-up-the-air-conditioning kind of heat. And when the worst of the sweltering summer heat comes along right about mid-July,  just about the last thing I’m interested in doing is a lot of cooking. I mean, I really…

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