Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Dear Neighbor, Christmas better hurry and get over,  because we’re running out of Christmas cookies over here! We’ve been enjoying them for a few days now and perhaps enjoying them too much. What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? My favorite cookie...
Canning A Single Pint of Salsa

Canning A Single Pint of Salsa

Dear Neighbor, The tomatoes are beginning to trickle in a little more than one at a time, but still not enough for a mass canning project. You know me and how I love salsa, so I decided to figure out how to can a single pint jar of salsa. I know you are thinking, why...
Mini Omelette Cups

Mini Omelette Cups

Dear Neighbor, I stayed at a hotel recently that served premade omelettes. They were surprisingly delicious! Since eggs are plentiful, but time in the morning is not, I decided to make my own little omelettes to reheat later. Here is what I did…. Turned my oven...
Charro Bean Soup

Charro Bean Soup

        We love charro bean soup so much, we will eat it for days, until it is gone. Traditional charro beans are made with bacon, which adds a deep smokey flavor, but  smoked ham can duplicate that flavor. If you don’t have smoked ham, or bacon you can use...
Half Homemade Cake Recipes

Half Homemade Cake Recipes

  Dear Neighbor, “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, is my policy, but I confess, I’ve been making what tastes like “from scratch” cakes from boxed cake mixes, for years.  Making a half homemade cake is quick and inexpensive. You can...
Perfect Sugar Cookie Icing

Perfect Sugar Cookie Icing

    Dear Neighbor, In case you wondered how the sugar cookies in the store end up with that glassy picture perfect hard glaze on it, they use one ingredient many other recipes leave out: corn syrup. The corn syrup makes the icing dry in just minutes and it will be...