January 12, 2015

Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut

kielbasa and sauerkraut

Right not I’m in the process of packing to move. Not my favorite thing to do, for sure, but it’s something that I have to finish by the end of this week. My husband got a great job in Savannah, Georgia this past November, and has been commuting back and forth for over a month. Now, it’s time for me to pack up everything, and everyone, and join him. My plan is to fully enjoy this year in Savannah, and then start looking for a new homestead in the Georgia mountains, which we can fix up on the weekends.  So as far as gardening goes this year, it will be an experiment in raised beds and urban homesteading. The good news is that we are living on a barrier island, where wild Georgia shrimp live practically in our back yard!

January 5, 2015

Pressure Cooker Italian-Style Pot Roast Sliders

Italian-Style Post Roast Slider

I have a confession to make: right now I am loving my pressure cooker even more than my slow cooker. Don't get me wrong, I still love my slow cooker (actually, I have a new slow cooker recipe coming soon), but these days I use my pressure cooker far more often. I know, it may seem a little retro, and I know that there are lots of scary stories about exploding pressure cookers (yes, this really did happen on occasion with the older models). 

December 23, 2014

Pecan Tassies


This is going to be a short post, because Christmas is nearly here, and I still have so much cooking and preparing to do! I wanted to share a recipe for a little nibble that is perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s an easy recipe that comes together fairly quickly, so you can make these pretty close to the last minute.

December 18, 2014

The Hard Times Kitchen Cookbook is On Sale

The Hard Times Kitchen Cookbook for the Kindle is on sale for $.99 right now! The Amazon Countdown Deal ends on December 24th, so make sure you get a copy before then. The book is full of homestyle, budget-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These are some of my favorite recipes that haven't been published before on my blog. Click on the image to go to the Amazon website, or go here: The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget

I hope you enjoy!


 The Hard Times Kitchen Cookbook