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Butternut Squash & Black Bean Chili

Butternut squash and black beans are a perfect combo in this chili! The ancho chili powder and cumin make this such a warm dish, which is perfect for winter. Ancho chili powder isn’t super spicy, so it’s perfect for almost everyones spice tolerance. This recipe makes several servings and freezes well, so it’s a great… Continue reading Butternut Squash & Black Bean Chili


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Homemade Pickled Banana Peppers

I’ve been making pickles for 2 summers now, but this summer I wanted to try pickling something new. So since both of my parents love adding pickled banana peppers to salads and sandwiches and we grew peppers in our garden, I thought I would give them a try. And it worked! :) All I did… Continue reading Homemade Pickled Banana Peppers

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Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

*Fun Fact: Pickle was my first word* Last summer, I found this recipe for Homemade Refrigerator Pickles in a pile of recipes I had ripped out of old Food Network Magazines. I had been trying to find a pickle recipe that didn’t involve buying all the complicated canning equipment. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this until… Continue reading Homemade Refrigerator Pickles


Why I’ve been gone lately…

I have two excuses as to why I’ve been missing from my blog: pickles and tomato pie. Our garden started off the summer doing extremely well, but as usual the Ohio summer ruined it. We had way too much rain and not enough heat.