Farmers Market recipes

Roasted sweet potatoes with brown butter-sage sauce

It’s finally happened, y’all; cool autumn air has finally arrived at my house! Some of you have had it for awhile; I’ve tried not to be envious. I’ve been buying quilts over the last few months, just preparing for the arrival of winter; I’ve been doing canning and freezing, when I could,  with the delicious… Continue reading Roasted sweet potatoes with brown butter-sage sauce

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Cooking basics: Slow-cooker apple butter

Apple butter is a must for my fall each year. Its flavor and fragrance are so reminiscent of my childhood years that I make sure to either make or buy some every autumn. A few years ago I learned that making my own isn’t terribly difficult, so I made it yearly for my family,  but… Continue reading Cooking basics: Slow-cooker apple butter

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Grammy’s perfect fig preserves

My maternal grandmother’s name was Martha Stephenson Hardin (I’m named Stephanie in honor of the Stephenson surname) and she was an orphan. The very fact that she and her sisters, Agnes and Helen, were orphaned when they were young makes me extra proud of her as a woman when I think of the things she… Continue reading Grammy’s perfect fig preserves

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Cooking basics: Cinnamon-butter acorn squash

I am a big fan of most types of squash, as long as it’s cooked the right way. My dad used to cook yellow squash in a sauce pan with a lot of onion and some water for moisture, and if I’m not mistaken, some bacon. The squash would basically turn into mush, and I… Continue reading Cooking basics: Cinnamon-butter acorn squash

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Tongue-thrilling peach cobbler filling

Last weekend our extended family had a spur-of-the-moment cookout.  My husband’s Aunt Pat had driven up from deep East Texas to spend the weekend, the weather was unusually mild for Texas in August, and my father-in-law was in the mood to grill.  We had to take advantage of that combination of events for a fun… Continue reading Tongue-thrilling peach cobbler filling

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The grilled peach salad of my dreams

I have weird dreams. They say that’s a sign of a creative mind, right? Last night I actually dreamed that I did so much decluttering in my kitchen that I had some empty cabinets. I mean, who dreams that? Anyone who knows me well knows that dreaming about organizing is somewhat out of character for… Continue reading The grilled peach salad of my dreams

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Save a little summer sun in your freezer: Freezing fresh tomatoes

A few years back when my three boys were little and we lived down in Anderson County on an acre of beautiful, chicken-poop fortified black dirt, I grew tomatoes. Not just a few tomatoes. My husband put in 40 or more tomato plants, along with corn, various varieties of peppers, purple hull peas, and butterbeans.… Continue reading Save a little summer sun in your freezer: Freezing fresh tomatoes