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Spicy Celery Quick Pickle Sticks Recipe on Food52. Homemade Enchilada Recipes. Are you needing a little kick in the pants when it comes to taking care of things on the homefront?

Homemade Enchilada Recipes

I totally get you. Check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that's on sale this week. It's chock-full of great ideas that will motivate you and make you feel like you can totally rock the Holly Homemaking. This week at Good Cheap Eats, we’re talking about those random, but rich ingredients that make the rest of your pantry zing with flavor. Think vinegar, soy sauce, ethnic sauces, chile peppers, rich cheese, and the like. One of my very favorite dinners in the whole wide world is this one. Sliders and Shooters and Snackies Oh my! ~ Late Night Wedding Treats to Keep the Party Going - My Wedding Reception Ideas. Warning!

Sliders and Shooters and Snackies Oh my! ~ Late Night Wedding Treats to Keep the Party Going - My Wedding Reception Ideas

This tantalizing food-filled blog post may leave you with your mouth watering and your stomach growling! We're talking wedding snacks, and lots of them! Trending right now at many weddings is the late night wedding snack. Receptions are running later and your guests are staying longer. Just Cook It. The Best Broccoli of Your Life. November 10, 2008 | By Adam Roberts | 331 Comments You know you’ve done something right with broccoli when the person you made it for describes it to someone else the next day as “better than biting into a steak.”

The Best Broccoli of Your Life

Those were Craig’s words and they were a marked change from the first words he uttered about the broccoli, before he bit in: “You made broccoli for dinner? Broccoli and sweet potatoes?” Sourdough Starter-Along: Day Zero. Editor's Note: Whether you're a bread baker or a pizzamaker (or you want to be), we thought you'd enjoy following our own Donna Currie as she grows a new sourdough starter.

Sourdough Starter-Along: Day Zero

She'll show us every step along the way, but it'll be even more fun if you roll up your sleeves and join her! Today is Day Zero, i.e., your materials list. Sweet Thai Chili SauceWith some KICK. I’m not some nutjob you know.

Sweet Thai Chili SauceWith some KICK

I do, on occasion, buy preprepared foods. Frozen stuff. And stuff in bottles. That kind of thing. Apple braid. Hi all, I’m Rachael from La Fuji Mama and am tickled to have been asked by Jenna to share one of my crazy concoctions here on Eat, Live, Run!

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Jenna is very brave! I’ve had apples on the brain lately, partially due to these three handsome little fellas sitting on my counter top waiting for me to decide what they would become. I love a good apple pie, but wasn’t really in a pie mood. Better Than a Silver Packet: DIY Cream Cheese » Wonderland Kitchen. The deeper I dig into DIYing basic household foods such as rice milk or nut butters, the weirder I sometimes feel about sharing those processes here. Sure, a recipe for homemade cereal bars might come in handy, but a lot of these typical grocery store items–from tahini to garlic powder–end up being pretty simple to produce from scratch in the average kitchen when all is said and done.

Umeboshi. Ume On The Tree Every year in early June, after the last of the spring rains have fallen and the fruit of Prunus mume have begun to blush, we head over to the North side of town where a long time customer has a tree.

Umeboshi

Ume, the fruit of the Prunus mume tree, is commonly referred to as a plum. However once you hold the fruit in your hand and feel the soft fuzz and take in the strong sweet fragrance you might sense that this is much more closely related to an apricot, which it is. The tree is small and sturdy. Guest Post: Pickled Beets with Honey from Camille Storch. Oh friends, do I have a treat in store for you today!

Guest Post: Pickled Beets with Honey from Camille Storch

It’s a guest post from writer, woodworker, avid canner, and mom of two, Camille Storch. She writes about ecology, agriculture, community, and the reality of her family’s joyful, off-the-grid life in rural Western Oregon on her blog, Wayward Spark. She also designs and crafts natural edge cutting and serving boards and sells them in her Etsy shop, Red Onion Woodworks. I recently added one of her boards to my kitchen and it’s quickly become one of my most loved and used tools. Enjoy! Classic Dill Pickles.

I spend a lot of time with my mom.

Classic Dill Pickles

I’m probably at her house at least five days a week this time of year. For the most part, we get along pretty well, but I’m always trying to get her to change her inefficient ways of doing things (because of course I know how to do everything far better than she does). She just yells at me (in a good way) and rolls her eyes and threatens to revoke my unlimited babysitting credits. Our relationship is pleasant but not quiet. Food Preservation Week Post #4: Hot Peppers, Jellied and Dried. Hot peppers are just beginning to change from green to fiery red around here.

Food Preservation Week Post #4: Hot Peppers, Jellied and Dried

There will be plenty more ripening up in the coming weeks if the frost holds off, but I thought I’d get a headstart by preserving a big pile. I had hot pepper jelly for the first time over at my neighbor Jane’s house. (By “neighbor,” I mean she only lives 2 1/2 miles away.) She brought out a plate of appetizers that included crackers topped with cream cheese and a dollop of this sweet-hot oozy jelly. Hot Pepper Jam. I made hot pepper jelly for the first time last year. The problem was that I didn’t put up nearly enough, and it was gone way too fast.

This year, I (sort of) used the hot pepper jelly recipe from the Pomona’s Universal Pectin* directions, and I subbed our own honey for sugar. The resulting jam is spicy but not crazy hot. It did separate out a bit when set, so that the seeds and pulp floated up to the top, but that hasn’t bothered me, and this method was way easier than straining the mixture. Hot pepper jam goes extraordinarily well with fresh chévre (or cream cheese) on crackers. Grilled Cheese with Pesto. Grilled cheese with pesto. Rhubarb Sauce. I’m moving away from dairy topics today in favor of rhubarb. Rhubarb is a perennial stalk with a sour taste and very little nutritional value. It is, however, essentially the first fruit-like treat of the early spring, and it can be delicious. Rhubarb is classically paired with strawberries (for good reason), but it also gets a great flavor boost from citrus (lemon or orange) zest and/or juice. Roasted Apricot-Glazed Rosemary Chicken & An Apricot Habanero Jam.

Mustards: Rosemary Grapefruit and Spicy Indian. Yeasted Carrot-Ginger Bread. Popovers Hot Off the Grill. Yeasted Buckwheat Pancakes. Homestead Pancakes. I love pancakes. In fact, my whole family loves pancakes. A couple years ago, I started making them with the help of some standard recipe (I think The Book of Bread), but over time I kept tweaking, adding, and substituting ingredients until my standard recipe is unrecognizable from the original. Easy Mozzarella. I really don’t understand why fresh mozzarella tastes so good.It’s just milk plus salt, acid, and rennet, and yet the simple, creamy flavor complex plus the dense, slightly squeaky texture will always satisy and impress any cheese lover. Mozzarella is probably the most common cheese attempted by cheese making amateurs for good reason. Home Cultured Buttermilk. Aged, Fermented Hot Pepper Sauce. Baked Beans Recipe. Baked beans get the gourmet treatment from legendary pub chef Tom Kerridge in this wonderfully homely baked beans recipe.

Making your own soda bread makes this indulgent dish more esteemed, and ensures the homemade baked beans are well supported. A handful of grated cheddar cheese would be a decadent way to finish the dish Method. 30 Pounds of Apples » Classic Stovetop Mac & Cheese. Classic Croissants. An Afternoon on the Barbie: Grilled Jalepeno Poppers with Cheddar Cheese & Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Brown Sugar Peaches with Cinnamon & Vanilla Ice Cream, Plus a Giveaway!

Roasted Beet Balsamic Mustard & Honey Chipotle Dippin' Mustard. Gold potatoes with meat stuffing. Chèvre. Avgolemono Soup (Greek Chicken Noodle Soup With Eggs & Lemon) Eight Ways to Preserve Meyer Lemons. Quick Pickled Jalapeno Rings Recipe. Cheese blintz. Sweet potato (vegan) alfredo.

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