Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grandma's Homemade Dill Pickles

Learn how to make these crunchy Dill Pickles using pickling cucumbers from your summer garden and a simple brine. 
Use this simple recipe to transform garden fresh cucumbers into crisp, delicious Dill PicklesLast summer was the first year that I made homemade pickles. I always thought it was difficult to do, but I couldn't of been more wrong. 

The first pickles I canned were these Bread and Butter Pickles and then I moved onto Kosher Dills and these delicious Homemade Dill Pickles. I made so many pickles last year that I had plenty to last the entire year and still have extras for family and friends.  

Well, fast forward to this summer and my pickling cucumbers are overloading in my garden yet again. The only pickling cucumbers seeds that I plant is the Ferry-Morse Sow Easy Boston Pickling Cucumbers. The Ferry-Morse Sow Easy are the one brand that I know will grow and produce a high yield of  cucumbers which are perfect for pickling.  

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Summer is in full swing! The sun is shining, our garden is growing and everyone is in full summer mode at my house. I can hardly believe were already halfway through summer! All I can say is it's still blistering hot here in North Texas!  When temperatures hit triple digits cooking is the last thing on my mind, but everyone has to eat, so I just keep pushing through. 

Summer is the time of year that, I try to keep things cool and use the oven as little as possible. In this months menu I've included several grilled and garden fresh recipes. My vegetable garden is currently overflowing with summer veggies, so I have quite a few recipes using fresh green beans, corn, potatoes, summer squash and tomatoes.  Any recipe noted with (New) are recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you love! Have a happy and safe  Independence Day!!! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

4th of July Favorites & Cookout Recipes:

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July and Backyard BBQ Recipes. These Red, White and Blue ideas are perfect for your next summer cookout. 4th of July is one of my favorite family holidays. We love hanging out in the backyard with family and friends enjoying great food, fun and fireworks of course. 🎆 🎆

If you're looking for a few recipes to serve at your 4th of July get-together look no further. Today I'm sharing over 30+ recipes that are sure to make your holiday cookout spectacular. Not only do I have patriotic desserts, but I've also included some delicious grilling options, summer salads, cobblers, no churn ice cream, s'more recipes, beverages and cookout favorites.  I hope you'll find something you like! 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Best Summer Strawberry Recipes - My Texas Table


Happy Sunday friends!!!  

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend? The heat here in North Texas is getting an early start this year, so we've been spending most of our time indoors. We have been venturing out to the garden on a daily basis but mainly early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun starts to set. Our vegetable garden is doing really well and some of our plants are already starting to produce. I've been harvesting yellow squash non stop, but my zucchini plant is slowly coming along. So far it looks like it's going to be a good year. Are you a strawberry lover? If so today's newsletter is filled with over 15 of my must have strawberry recipes for summer. Hopefully you'll find something you like.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Peach Fluff Jell-O Salad & Southern Hospitality

This light and fluffy Peach Jell-O Salad is made with just 6 ingredients and the perfect make-ahead dessert for summer cookout's, potlucks and get-together's! 
This post is eventually about this peach fluff, I promise! If you want to skip directly to the recipe just scroll down to the end of this post. Anytime I attend a funeral in the south I'm reminded of the generosity of good-loving people and southern hospitality. Southern hospitality in the south is defined as showing graciousness, kindness and warmth towards others. It's one of the reasons I love living here in Texas. 

When someone passes away in the south expressing sympathy with food is always a welcome and comforting gesture. Most times, funerals in the south usually conclude with a church style potluck, so family and friends can gather together to share a meal, memories of their lost loved one and to support one another. Funeral potlucks are usually arranged by a group of people from the church where the deceased attended.