• Cooking & Baking,  dessert,  Preserving

    Preserving Pumpkin for those Pies!!

    Store-bought pumpkin yuck!!!  Fresh is best and pumpkin is very easy to preserve and put away for all of those pumpkin pies you plan on baking at Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Here are step-by-step directions for Preserving Pumpkin. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  Supplies pressure canner canning jars canning seals and rings jar lifter canning funnel large pot or blancher bowls large spoons sharp knife towels and dish cloths How to Can and Preserve Pumpkin The procedure for canning pumpkin is actually very straightforward. Remove the seeds,…

  • pumpkin in an instant pot
    Cooking & Baking,  dessert,  Preserving

    Homemade Pumpkin Puree in the Instant Pot

    Homemade pumpkin puree has never been easier (or faster!). Get the simple step-by-step tutorial on how to make pumpkin puree in your pressure cooker! I can honestly say, this is hands down the easiest way to get some homemade pumpkin puree in your life. Grab, pick or purchase a sugar or pie pumpkin (or any pumpkin that will fit into your pressure cooker). I’m using the almighty InstantPot here – the 8-quart model. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  My cute little pumpkin is around 3 1/2…

  • pumpkin dip on cutting board with ginger snaps, pretzels, apples and crackers
    Cooking & Baking,  dessert,  Recipes

    Easy Pumpkin Dip with Cream Cheese

    Not sure about you but when the weather starts to get colder I crave anything pumpkin, including my pumpkin dip with cream cheese. I have been making this dip for years and it always goes over very well at fall get-togethers and just as a snack. This recipe for pumpkin dip with cream cheese couldn’t be any easier. All you need is cream cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, powder sugar, brown sugar, and something to dip.  Let’s get to the nitty gritty and make some deliciously easy pumpkin dip with cream cheese. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will…

  • dessert,  Recipes,  recipes,  Sourdough

    Sourdough Brownies

    I have a sweet tooth but brownies have never really been my go-to. My dad loves brownies and because I just love making anything sourdough I had to make Sourdough Brownies. These Sourdough Brownies are fudgy with a thick gooey center and crackly top. Definitely Granddad’s cup of tea!! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 egg yolk 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sourdough starter discard 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a 9″ x 9″ baking dish with…