Recipes by Michelle K.

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Apricot Jam

Apricot Jam by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Apricot jamI am wild about apricots. I let my love of them get in the way of thinking through just how many come in a case box when at the farmer's market, so I am now the proud owner of 25 lbs. of apricots. Oh my.This recipe for jam is going to be for a semi-large batch but you can easily trim it down to fit your own…

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Tomato Salsa For Canning

Tomato Salsa For Canning by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Tomato salsaMaking tomato salsa for canning is a lot like trying to solve the childhood classic "The Three Little Bears". It is either too hot, too mild, or just right and there is no pleasing everyone all the time. With a family that ranges from something-barely-spicier-than-ketchup to habaneros-are-for-beginners in…

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Ketchup: It's All In The Presentation

Ketchup: It's All In The Presentation by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Homemade ketchup with sweet potato friesAll of my kids enjoy different toppings and accent sauces like salsa, salad dressings, tartar sauces, hot sauces, remoulades and many different kinds of vinegar. Their favorite by far though is ketchup. Homemade ketchup is not like the big name brand if you are going for something…

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Mushroom, Jalapeño and Cilantro Salsa

Mushroom, Jalapeño and Cilantro Salsa by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Mushroom jalapeno cilantro salsaSalsa without tomatoes? More challenging yet, mushroom based salsa? My oldest son cannot stand mushrooms, barely tolerates cilantro, and I have my in-laws in town for a visit from across the country. Doesn't this sound like the perfect time to test this new recipe to see what kind of…

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Chive and Chedder Buttermilk Scones

Chive and Chedder Buttermilk Scones by Michelle K.

Chive and Cheddar Buttermilk SconesThe fresh taste of spring chives incorporated into a savory scone, complimented with cheddar cheese.

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Unbeatable Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unbeatable Chocolate Chip Cookies by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Short stack of chocolate chip cookies Perfect cookies. Sounds awfully arrogant huh. But these really are. Well, these are if you measure perfect in a chocolate chip cookie the same way my family does: chewy, not crunchy; never cloyingly sweet; the chocolate chips are the star; and the cookie dough itself is a balance of…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Strawberry rhubarb jamDo you have recipes for canning that you just know you need to put into your 'pretty' jars? You know, a recipe that will make a great hostess gift or holiday gift months from now so you use your jars that have a little bit of style to them to make them look extra special. This is definitely one of…

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Chai Cherry Butter

Chai Cherry Butter by Michelle K.

Chai Cherry ButterSweet fresh cherries with chai seasonings, simmered down slowly in the crock pot to make a fantastic butter.

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Beef Tongue With Tomatoes

Beef Tongue With Tomatoes by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Beef tongue with tomatoes served on creamy polentaand topped with freshly crumbled cotija cheeseIt was difficult to narrow down to one recipe for the next part of the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off sponsored by Hippocrene and hosted at girlichef. The Muy Bueno Cookbook is full of so many fantastic choices with a…

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Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Tomatoes from Peter's gardenMy sister recently asked Peter and I separately what we thought was the most important thing we put up each year. We both answered without hesitation, "Tomatoes!". Home canned tomatoes keep that fresh flavor without a tinny, metallic, or overly sharp aftertaste that you often find in commercially…

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