Seedless Blackberry Jam

REMEMBER:  Always consult the Ball Blue Book for ALL canning information!!! 1 batch at a time…One batch consists of: 4 cups of strained juice and pulp *5 lbs of blackberries yields approx 6 pints and 3 half pints (always make a few half pints to share!  Oh come on, you know you’re gunna!!)  5 lbs of … Read More

Canned Green Beans

I use a Presto 24 quart pressure canner and live under 1,000 ft elevation.  So my recipes reflect those procedures, altitude and times but… ***ALWAYS, ALWAYS BEFORE STARTING, CONSULT YOUR BALL BLUE BOOK FOR STERILIZING JARS, CANNING PROCEDURES, YOUR NEEDED ALTITUDE PRESSURE AND TIMES!!!*** Directions: Wash and sterilize your pint jars. Add to hot jars: 1 … Read More

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Ingredients: 1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine 1 cup of granulated sugar 1/2 cup of all purpose flour 2 eggs 1 cup of chocolate chips (of your choice) 1 cup of pecan pieces 1 cup of pecan halves for decoration (optional) 1 – 9″ deep dish frozen pastry shell (or homemade)   Directions: Preheat oven … Read More

How to: Season Peas and Beans

Here is a suggestion on seasoning your peas and beans: 3 cups of peas or beans 1 1/2 Tbsp of bacon fat (solid) 1 1/2 tsp of salt Boil for 20-30 minutes until tender and done. Enjoy!

How to: Blanch Peas

Currently, the only item that we carry that has NOT been blanched are our Conk Peas a/k/a Cream 40 Peas or Green Acre Peas. We recommend that you put the quantity of peas that you want to prepare for your meal in a pot and cover them with water.  Get out a bowl and spoon to … Read More

Baked Sweet Potato Chunks

Ingredients: 4 cups of SWP frozen Sweet Potato Chunks 1 stick of butter 3/4 cup brown sugar (loose, not packed) 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of vanilla flavoring Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray casserole dish with Pam (or non stick spray). Pour sweet potatoes in dish.  Place 5-6 pats of butter on top … Read More

Homemade Ice Cream

Ingredients: 4 eggs 5 cups of milk (approx.) 2 Tbsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups of sugar 4 cups heavy whipping cream (1 qt) 1/4 tsp. salt Directions: In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, add sugar gradually and beat until thick.  Add whipping cream, vanilla, salt and mix thoroughly.  Pour into your canister and add … Read More

Cobbler – Basic Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 2-3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup self rising flour 1 cup milk 2 cups fruit of your choice (ex.: blueberries, peaches, blackberries, cherries) 1 stick of butter Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Melt the stick of butter in the pan/dish you intend to bake in. Put the frozen fruit in a pot … Read More

Mixed Vegetable Casserole

Ingredients: 1 lb of mixed vegetables, cook and drain 1 – 8 oz. can of sliced water chestnuts, drained 1 cup grated sharp cheese 1 cup chopped celery 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 small onion, chopped 20 Ritz crackers, crushed 2 tablespoons melted butter Directions: Boil the mixed vegetables for 10 minutes (until tender) In a large … Read More

Squash Casserole

Ingredients: 2-3 pounds of yellow squash 1 medium onion 1 cup of sour cream 1/2 pound of Velveeta or medium cheddar cheese 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers – crumbled 1/2 stick of butter salt to taste pepper to taste Directions: Boil the squash and onion until tender.  Drain and mash a little.  Add crackers, sour cream, … Read More