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A Jam Anyone Can Get Into

A Jam Anyone Can Get Into

With the trend in consuming products as close to the source as possible, and the continued rise in food costs, it’s no wonder more people are turning to home canning and preserving. According to Brenda Schmidt, Brand Manager of Fresh Preserving at Jarden Home Brands (manufacturer of the popular Ball and Kerr canning products), sales [...]

Scrumptious Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

4 eggs 3⁄4 cup oil 1 cup water 8 ounces sour cream 1 box chocolate cake mix 1 small package instant chocolate pudding 1 cup chocolate chips Beat eggs lightly (by hand) in a large bowl. Add oil, water, and sour cream. Mix well. Stir in cake mix and pudding. When well combined, add the [...]

Sloppy Joes Plus

Sloppy Joes Plus

2½ to 3 lbs. ground beef 3 green onions Salt/pepper to taste ¾ cup ketchup ¼ cup mustard 1 Tbsp vinegar 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp brown sugar 28-oz. can Bush’s baked beans Brown ground beef and green onions in a large pot over medium heat. Drain. Salt and pepper generously, to taste. Add [...]

Chunky Chocolate Treats

Chunky Chocolate Treats

Chunky Chocolate Treats 4 cups milk chocolate chips 1 cup raisins 3 cups any combination of chopped pretzel sticks and nuts (We used almonds and sunflower nuts.) 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips Melt milk chocolate chips in a double boiler or slowly, stirring regularly, in the microwave. Stir in pretzels, nuts and raisins. Pour and [...]