Category Archives: Appetizer

Garlic Dill Pickles

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Flavorful and crisp, these homemade dill pickles are easy and delicious! Yield:  10 quarts Ingredients:  10 quarts of cucumbers*10 cloves garlic10 sprigs of fresh dill, washed10 fresh grape leaves** Brine Ingredients: 3 quarts water1 quart vinegar (5% acid)1 cup canning (non-iodized) salt1/2 teaspoon powdered alum Instructions:  1. Heat washed cucumbers… Read more »

Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Easy and delicious fresh tomato salsa with onions, jalapenos, and cilantro Yield:  8-10 servings Ingredients:  6 medium-large ripe tomatoes1 large sweet oniona handful of fresh cilantrojuice of 1 fresh lime OR 1/2 fresh lemon2-3 fresh jalapeno pepperssalt to taste, optional Instructions:  1. Wash, core, and dice tomatoes. Chop onion and… Read more »

Creamy Guacamole

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A light creamy guacamole that even picky eaters will love! Yield:  4-6 servings Ingredients:  2 large ripe avocados*2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro1/4 cup minced red onion1/2 teaspoon saltSeveral shakes of Tapatio or your favorite hot sauce1/2 cup sour cream Instructions:  1. Slice open avocados, remove… Read more »

Biscuit Crust Pizza

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A flaky, melt-in-your-mouth biscuit dough pizza that’s quick and easy! Yield:  12 slices Ingredients:  Biscuit Crust Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt5 tablespoons cold butter, sliced3/4 cup milk Topping Ingredients: 1 tablespoon melted butter3/4 cup pizza sauce3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheeseAny other toppings of… Read more »

Spiced Chai Tea

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A spicy fragrant homemade chai tea Yield:  4 servings Ingredients:  1-2 cinnamon sticks (3-4 inches long), broken1 teaspoon whole cloves, crushed1/2-1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, crushed (or 2 teaspoons green cardamom pods, crushed)8-10 whole allspice berries, crushed1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed1/2-1 teaspoon ground ginger*4 cups water1 tablespoon loose leaf black tea1/4… Read more »

Homemade Sparkling Grape Juice (or other flavors)

A quick, easy, and frugal sparkling grape juice (or whatever flavor you wish), made from 100% juice concentrate and club soda! Yield:  60 ounces Ingredients:  2 liters club soda (carbonated water), chilled12 ounces frozen grape juice concentrate (or other fruit juice concentrate) Instructions:  1. Pour frozen juice concentrate into a… Read more »