Dried Cranberry & Candied Pecans

After making homemade croutons a few days ago I had a hankering for another salad topper we enjoy. Mr. Comfortable picked up a bag of dried cranberry & candied pecans a while back. We loved them. In fact I loved them not just on salads. I snacked on them until they were gone. Oops. So I made a big batch of homemade Dried Cranberry & Candied Pecans. Now there’s enough for salads and snacks!

Dried Cranberry & Candied Pecans

Originally published on The Comfortable Coop

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Custard Bathed Berries

One of the best things about summer is the fruit. I love eating fruit from my garden, the trees, and the bushes. But when I want fruit served in a decadent fashion I make Custard Bathed Berries. One of Pete’s friends calls it “Sex in Tupperware.” Kids.

Custard Bathed Berries

Custard Bathed Berries

Mulberry Fruit Leather

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Now that it’s in full fruit I play whack-a-mole with the mulberry tree almost daily. I love having mulberry jam in the pantry and making mulberry buckles and cobblers. But this year I decided to try something different. I made mulberry fruit leather (just like the fruit roll up treats you probably ate as a kid) for my grandchildren.

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Saving Money on Produce

Saving-Money-on-Produce

 

Although I have a vegetable garden it’s not really large enough to supply all the vegetables my family uses through the year. I’d love to double the size of my garden but I’m still married and want to stay that way. He says it would take up “all” the dogs’ running space. He’s wrong but, being a diplomatic type, I almost never tell him. Meanwhile, I’ve found some ways for saving money on produce so I’m able to can, dehydrate, and freeze what I can’t grow.

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