Tuesday, August 31, 2010


1/2 bushel tomatoes
4 green bell peppers
3 large onions
10 large jalapeno peppers
5 chili Anaheim Peppers
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. salt
1 tsp. crushed basil
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 c. vinegar

Cook in a large kettle to desired consistency - process for 20 minutes.
Makes 20-22 pints.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sloppy Joes

2 lbs. Hamburger
1 lg. Onion
salt and pepper
1 tsp. curry
1 tsp. Chili Powder
2 bay leaves
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 cans Tomato Soup
1/2 tsp. Cumin

Brown hamburger, add onion, add remaining ingredients and simmer. Serve on hamburger buns with pickles and cheese.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Harvest's Spiced Cider

1 bottle apple juice (or you can use frozen concentrate and add water)
2-3 cinnamon sticks
3 allspice balls
4-5 whole cloves
5-6 good shakes of ground ginger
juice of one orange (or a spoonful of orange juice concentrate)-

simmer in large pan for about 30 mins to let flavors permeate the juice--I love the yummy smell this sends throughout the house!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

(Kim's) 6 Grain Breakfast Cookies

2 cubes butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. 6 grain oats
1 c. craisins

cream together: butter, sugars. Add eggs, vanilla and bet well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, mix well. Stir in oats and craisins, mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; move to wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Spaghetti Sauce

½ Bushel tomatoes, juiced (10 Quarts)
5 onions, chopped
4 green peppers, chopped
5 cans mushrooms, chopped
2 T garlic, minced
2 T ground oregano
1 ½ cup sugar
1 ½ T sweet basil leaf
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup lemon juice
8 small cans tomato paste

Wash, cut and juice tomatoes – cook down for several hours.
Add vegetables and cook 1 hour longer – to desired thickness.
Add tomato paste – simmer 20 minutes.
Cold pack for 30 minutes.
Makes approximately 18 pints.

Pumpkin Bars

Combine the following ingredients and mix well:
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 15oz. can pumpkin

Mix together the following ingredients and then add slowly to the above wet mixture.
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp nutmeg
(the cinnamon, ginger, ground clove and nutmeg can be substituted with 1 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice)

Pour into greased and floured (sides & bottom) jelly roll pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz. Cream Cheese
3 Tbsp. Butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups Powdered Sugar

Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
Slowly add the powdered sugar.

Frost and Enjoy!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lemon Salad Dressing

Lemon Salad Dressing
Combine the following...
3/4 cup oil (Vegetable or Olive)
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 cloves of garlic

Top the salad off with tomatoes, bacon, croutons, almonds, and mozzarella/parmesan cheese.