Basil Infused Olive Oil

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I've got another quick and easy recipe for all of that basil growing in your garden.  Why not make some basil infused olive oil?! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:3] You can always use fresh basil, but only if you intend on using the olive oil that day.  Do not make this recipe and intend to store it if using fresh basil {or any other herbs}.  The moisture from the fresh herbs will gather mold over time! … [Read more...]

Easy & Delicious Refrigerator Pickles

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 We have a bit of a disagreement in our house.  I love cucumbers but totally dislike pickles while my husband can't stomach cucumbers but could eat pickles all day long.  So, what to do with our huge harvest of cucumbers this season?  Easy.  I ate as many as I wanted {usually dipped in some yummy ranch dressing or dip of some kind}, and when I couldn't eat another cucumber, I used the rest to make … [Read more...]

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Another huge producer from our garden this year was our zucchini crop.  It seemed overnight I'd have giant zucchini and nothing to do with them.  We enjoyed lots of it as side dishes with our summer time meals, but I also used quite a few to make some delicious chocolate zucchini bread! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] I love the crumbly topping too...might be my favorite part! … [Read more...]

Dried Homegrown Basil

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This year in our garden we planted several types of fresh herbs.  I realized quickly that it was awesome to be able to go out and pick fresh herbs to add to our nightly meals, BUT we were producing a ton of them, and I didn't want them to go to waste.  So, in order to save some of those precious herbs to use year-round, I decided to dry a good bunch of our basil. In order to preserve some of … [Read more...]

Big Birthday Giveaway

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It's a special day today! We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we've rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the … [Read more...]