Ball® Heritage Mason Jars This pretty blue Heritage Collection was created for the 100th anniversary of the very first Ball jars...they remind us of the ones Grandma used. This set of 6, including rings and lids, is perfect for canning (of course), but we like them for decorating and organizing in the craft room too. Order a set (or two!) here.
Fall Pie Crust Cutters Just in time for pie and cookie season, these clever cutters are a must-have for every kitchen. Create beautiful crusts and cute cut-outs in no time with these handy helpers... the plunger pops the dough right out! Styles include two leaves, an apple and a pumpkin. Treat yourself.
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Whether you're busy driving kids back and forth to school and after-school activities, have your hands full with preserving the last of your summer garden or would rather spend your time decorating for fall, you'll be especially glad to see this Menu of the Week!
Selected from our cookbook, Slow-Cooker Recipes, it's a half-dozen recipes that all cook while you're away. We've included mostly mains that you can try throughout the week, but we've also thrown in a tasty dessert that your family will love. It's so easy to surprise them with something special, thanks to our best friend in the kitchen, the slow cooker!
Be sure to click over and check out their recipes...leave a comment and let them know where you found them too. If you try any of these apple-licious recipes a try, let us know. We'd love to hear what you thought!
Here are some that looked especially tasty to us...let's start with breakfast!
It's officially September and that always means a trip to the orchard for us...Lynd Fruit Farm is a favorite desitination of ours. Where's your favorite apple-picking spot?
No matter which farm you visit, there's just something magical about pulling your own from the tree, taking them back to the car and eating a few along the way. Do it on a perfect blue-sky day when it's cool enough for a sweater and it's just heavenly.
Once home, we love to make homemade applesauce with lots of cinnamon and there's always a pie, crisp or dumpling for dessert that night. This week, we're rounding up YOUR best recipes - savory or sweet! - for enjoying fall's favorite fruit.
So, tell us...
What are your favorite APPLE recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
We love a sweet & salty combination and this apple recipe fits the bill. It's an unexpected way to enjoy your fresh-picked apples and you'll find it in our cookbook, 101 Homestyle Favorites.
Goalpost Apple Slaw Mary Romack of Ann Arbor, Michigan originally shared this recipe with us. The sweet crunch of the apples pairs perfectly with the tangy dressing...you'll love it!
2-1/4 c. red apples, cored and cubed 2-1/4 c. green apples, cored and cubed 1 c. coleslaw mix 1/3 c. sweetened dried cranberries 1/3 c. chopped walnuts 1 c. sour cream 3 T. lemon juice 1 to 2 T. vinegar 1 T. sugar 1 T. poppy seed 3/4 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper
Lightly toss ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Serves 6 to 8.
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As the weather cools down, we can't help but look forward to all the fall celebrations and, of course, the time-tested recipes that go along with them. Our newest cookbook, The Harvest Table, features plenty of recipes to inspire you during this season, and all year long!
This week's Menu of the Week features a sampling of recipes for you to try from this cookbook. Whether it's a tailgate party rooting on your favorite team, a homecoming gathering with friends or Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family, you're sure to find an occasion to enjoy them!
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Thanks to EVERYONE who linked up this week and all of you who voted. One of the reasons we love hosting is because it gives us a chance to discover NEW blogs and see what you're all cooking up!
Be sure to browse the blogs who joined in the fun. You're bound to find something yummy and then come visit us next Wednesday for another Recipe Round-Up...join in with a link to YOUR blog and you could be featured too!
If YOU shared a recipe in this week's Round-Up, we'd love for you to share it on our website too!
We're always looking for winners and, if yours is selected for publication, you'll receive a FREE copy of the cookbook!
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While back-to-school is an exciting time for families, the schedule changes can be challenging. We all want to feed them something hot & hearty but, between homework and earlier bedtimes, we don't have as much time as we like for prep and cooking.
That's where those never-fail, ready-in-a-snap recipes come in handy...don't forget the slow-cooker favorites too! Whether you can make it ahead, simmer it while you're away or whip it up in a flash, we're looking for the dinnertime recipes you turn to at this time of year.
So, tell us...
What are YOUR favorite BACK TO SCHOOL recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
This recipe simmers all day while the kids are in school and it's easy to serve up between homework and bedtime! It appears in our cookbook, 101 Homestyle Favorites.
Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes This recipe comes from Denise Oravecz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She writes, "Start this in the morning, then relax...dinner will be ready when you are!" Even if you don't have school-aged kids, everyone loves sloppy joes.
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef 1 c. onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 c. catsup 1/2 c. green pepper, chopped 1/2 c. celery, chopped 1/4 c. water 1 T. brown sugar, packed 2 T. mustard 2 T. vinegar 2 T. Worcestershire sauce 1-1/2 t. chili powder 6 to 8 hamburger buns, toasted Optional: pickle slices
In a skillet over medium heat, brown beef, onion and garlic; drain and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients except buns and pickle slices in a slow cooker; stir in beef mixture. Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Spoon onto buns; garnish with pickle slices, if desired. Serves 6 to 8.
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Come back this SUNDAY to see some featured recipes...be sure to ask your readers to vote for YOU! (No fair voting for yourself.)Click around to visit the other blogs in the hop. You might just find a new favorite too!
Our whirlwind weekend at the Country Living Fair is behind us and boy, was it fun. We really enjoyed talking with everyone, signing books and of course, doing a little treasure hunting! Here are some of our favorite things from the fair...
Happy jack-'o-lanterns in lots of colors...love the purple!
We love imagining all the grandmas and moms who've used these pins.