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Small Batch Peach Jam Recipe With Whiskey or Bourbon

How to make small batch peach jam recipe with bourbon or whiskey.  The whiskey is optional, but it brings out the flavors.  Use on toast, ice cream, or to make desserts. When we moved to the farm almost six years ago, we were thrilled that it was established with an orchard and several different type of edible plants and trees.  In addition to the 200 fruit trees, we have rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, and nut trees growing on the farm.   At the front of the property, there is a large orchard with peach, apple, pear, plum, and cherry trees.  The trees were planted with canning in baking in mind because there are different kinds of each tree, each selected for a different reason. Want applesauce?  We have apples for that.  Apple pies?  Yep, that too. There's one white peach tree here, and it gives us delicious fruits.  I have no idea what the rest of the peach trees are, but I do know that they are yummy. We don't get peaches every year.  In Ohio,

Bailey's Alcoholic Dalgona Coffee Drink Recipe

The trendy coffee drink from TikTok gets a grown up makeover with Bailey's to make an alcoholic Dalgona whipped coffee drink recipe.  This is an easy recipe that can be made in about 15 minutes.  Use your favorite  The first time I tried a Dalgona whipped coffee recipe, I thought it would be good with Bailey's in it.  Using Bailey's would be a quick and easy way to take this coffee drink to the next level. I had some almond Bailey's, so I gave it a try.  It's delicious!  It's a great drink for the evening, although you may want to use a decaf coffee in the evening. If you don't drink or want to make this without alcohol, I'll give you some alternatives for a non alcoholic drink.

Sheet Pan Asparagus Recipe With Garlic and Cheese

This sheet pan asparagus makes a quick and delicious side dish.  It's covered in garlic and cheese for simple but delicious vegetable dish. When my husband and I were newlyweds, he requested asparagus as a side dish for dinner.  I bought a can, cooked it to his specifications, and never tried it. The smell was enough to turn me off of this vegetable for good.  For the next 15 years, he happily ate his canned asparagus while I made my own side dish. Then we moved to the farm and found a patch of asparagus growing.  He pulled out a stalk, took a bite, and offered it to me.  After a little coaxing, I tried it. I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted like raw peas.  It did not have the strong odor and taste that canned asparagus is known for. After that, I decided to try different ways to cook asparagus.  First, I steamed it.  It still had a strong flavor.  Then I tried this sheet pan asparagus recipe with garlic and cheese. Success!  My picking eating self loved it!

Instant Pot Applesauce With Honey

This honey and cinnamon applesauce is easy to make in the Instant Pot.  It's sugar free, and I promise that you won't even miss the sugar! When we came to the farm the first time, we were thrilled when we drove past a mature orchard.  The previous owners loved to cook and canned foods, so they planted an orchard. They planted several types of apples, peaches, plums, and pears in the orchard.  Since she loved to cook, they planted several varieties so that they could make applesauce, pies, and have apples that were perfect for eating plain. They didn't believe in using any chemicals, so the 200 tree orchard is all natural and organic.  I've had a lot of fun using the fruit to try new recipes in the last six years since we moved here. I got an Instant Pot almost two years ago, and it's been invaluable in the kitchen.  I thought it was going to be just another appliance that took up space in my already too small kitchen, but I was wrong. I use it at lea

How to Clean a Dirty Fridge With These Hacks and Tips

No one likes cleaning out the fridge, but it doesn't have to be a hard task.  Learn how to clean a dirty fridge with these hacks and tips. Of all the appliances in your home, your refrigerator can be the most difficult one to clean. Refrigerators have heavy shelves that need to be removed, and all sorts of nooks and crannies for dirt to collect in. Keeping your refrigerator clean is very important to reduce the odor, germs and bacteria emanating from the fridge. Cleaning your refrigerator can certainly be a daunting task, but thankfully there are easier ways to do it. Here are some tips for making cleaning the fridge a breeze How to Clean a Dirty Fridge With These Hacks and Tips Remove all the Food from the Fridge before Cleaning One of the biggest hassles with cleaning the fridge is having to work around all the food inside. Instead of trying to clean around all of the food in your fridge, make some space in the kitchen to set it all so you can clean. Additi

Easy Weeknight Dinner Roll Recipe Quick Using Kitchenaid Mixer

These easy weeknight dinner roll recipe quick takes an hour from start to finish.  Use a Kitchenaid stand mixer to make these easier to make.  Oops! I forgot to start bread in the bread machine for dinner, and we are supposed to eat in less than two hours! Don't worry - these easy weeknight dinner rolls are ready in about an hour. And they taste great. We don't eat a lot of bread with dinner, but some meals just need a roll.  Spaghetti and most pasta dishes need a good yeast roll to be complete. Dinner rolls are a labor of love.  It can take three to four hours to make a good yeast roll.  This easy dinner roll recipe quick takes about an hour from start to finish.

29 No Prep STEM Activities for Kids at Home

Engage your kids with these 29 no prep STEM activities for kids at home.  This list is separated for preschool and early elementary, middle school, and high school.  Use this for homeschool or to supplement what they learn at school. One of the best parts of homeschooling is being able to do fun activities.  I wish I were organized enough to get supplies to make big science experiments at home, but I am not always that organized.  I like these no prep STEM activities for kids at home. Since most of you have been thrust into homeschooling with no prep, I thought you might enjoy them too.  Homeschooling younger kids shouldn't be spending hours at a desk or table working.  It should include fun hands on activities so kids can see science and math in action.

How to Make Instant Pot Infused Water Recipe

Learn how to make Instant Pot infused water recipes at home.  You can use different fruits and vegetables to make delicious flavor combinations at home. We drink a lot of water in our house.  We very rarely have juice, and none of us really like to drink any type of milk.  The kids like flavored water (thank you Aldi for having dye free drink mixes!).  I prefer infused water. I usually just have some lemon in my water.  When I try to infuse with cucumber or any other fruit, we get too impatient and drink the water long before it's actually infused. Since I am currently obsessed with my Instant Pot pressure cooker—Seriously, is there anything that it can't do??—I decided to make some flavored concentrate for my water. I don't mind drinking water all day.  I prefer water to other drinks, and I know I feel better when I drink enough water.  But after a long day of working, I really enjoy a flavored drink while I'm relaxing.  Hopefully soon, I'

French Vanilla Dalgona Coffee Recipe With or Without Instant Coffee

Learn how to make a French Vanilla Dalgona Coffee recipe with or without instant coffee.  This is the whipped coffee drink that's all over TikTok and Instagram.  You can make it at home with just 5 ingredients . Dalgona coffee is the latest coffee drink crazy on the Internet.  It's part fluffy coffee, part milk, and completely delicious. A new kind of coffee?  Sign me up! I played with some recipes both with and without instant coffee.  I'm not normally a fan of instant coffee, but for this recipe it is a lot easier.  I'll drive you directions to make it both ways, but be warned that making dalgona coffee without instant coffee takes more time and effort. This is an easy recipe that takes about 5 minutes to whip up.  You can easily change the flavor by switching syrups. You can also make it sugar free and dairy free or vegan very easily by switching the milk choices.

How to Make Sweet Iced Tea on Stove (That Isn't Bitter)

Learn how to make a sweet tea on the stove that isn't bitter.  This is an easy recipe that is cheaper than buying jugs of tea and tastes a lot better.  You can even adjust the sugar for your needs.   When I was a kid, my grandmother made iced tea all the time.  Her tea was strong, sweet, and perfect for a summer day. We drink a lot of tea in the summer.  I still use her recipe to make my sweet iced tea on the stove.  I use her basic recipe, but I've made some minor changes so it isn't bitter and not quite as strong. If you've never made iced tea or sweet tea at home, you won't believe how easy it is.  It also tastes a lot better than what you buy in the jugs at the store. I'm not a big fan of any store bought iced tea except at McDonald's or Chic-fil-A.  I order half and half with sweet tea and unsweet tea because I can't handle that much sugar.

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats Grain Free

How to make homemade sweet potato dog treats.  I used coconut flour for grain free treats, but you can use all purpose or whole wheat flour.  You can also substitute the sweet potato with banana or pumpkin puree. I have spoiled dogs.  They both love their homemade treats.  I started making them treats because Nacho is grain free.  He has problems with yeast on his skin, so I keep him on a grain free diet while we are treating that with special shampoos. Both boys love pumpkin and sweet potatoes.  I usually use pumpkin, but I had some sweet potatoes in the freezer.  It wasn't enough to make a side dish for the family, so I used it in these homemade sweet potato dog treats. The first time I made them, I let them cool and gave Nacho one.  He took off with it, so I couldn't see how he liked it.  I called the other dog into the kitchen.  Nacho came running, begging for another treat.  I think it was a hit! We can't call them treats in our house.  Both dogs' ears

DIY Dusting Spray Essential Oils

Learn how to make a DIY dusting spray with essential oils.  This all natural recipe cleans and conditions wood. We finished homeschool last week, so I have two weeks off from school and therapy before summer therapy starts again.  Two entire weeks with no appointments, no school, and no obligations except taking the kids to karate, ju jitsu, and Boy Scouts.   As much as I would love to use that time to get through my DVR and Netflix queue, I'm using it to spring clean my house.  Yes, I know it's almost summer, but I just can't devote the time to deep cleaning while I'm homeschooling and have appointments almost every day. We started cleaning Friday, and I've already taken 3 trash bags and 3 large boxes to donate.  The less we have, the less I have to clean, right?   I was cleaning my room and couldn't find my dusting spray.  I didn't want to have to stop to run into town just for that, so I started experimenting with some DIY dusting s