Month: November 2013

How to Cook a Frozen Turkey

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Time to cook that bird, and this time you don’t need to thaw it first.  That’s right, you can roast a turkey starting frozen — straight from the freezer.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve procrastinated…

Amish Meatballs

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My Mom used to make this recipe when I was growing up and I consider it an old favorite.  Amish Meatballs, as I know them, are a cross between sweet & sour meatballs, BBQ meatballs, and General’s Chicken from the Chinese…

Home Canned Venison

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Deer hunting season is here, and my husband and I were able to get two deer on opening day!  We save a lot of money by doing all of the processing ourselves, which is a lot of work with one…

Crockpot On Vacation

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An oldie, but a goodie.  This is a blog post that I wrote after our anniversary trip in October 2011.  Enjoy!! My husband and I went on a weekend-long trip to Alpena, Michigan for our anniversary last weekend.  We tend…

Crockpot Meatloaf & A Handy Trick!

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Say goodbye to those dry, crumbly meatloaves of your past.  You know, the kind you can’t choke down without ketchup or gravy, or the kind that is baked with ketchup already on it.  Is that an attempt to salvage it before…

Saving Pepper Plants Through Winter

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If you ever have a “less young” person give you advice about something that they have a lifetime of experience in, take notice, take notes, and take a chance that they might know what they’re talking about.  This past summer…