Garden Fresh Pizza Sauce

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My daughter Grace makes this sauce every summer with fresh tomatoes from our garden, and we look forward to using it all year long.
 
  • 28 oz. skinned and crushed tomatoes (We usually puree in blender.) (Skin tomatoes easily by first plunging in boiling water until skins just begin to crack and peel. Then plunge into a clean sink full of ice water. Skins will slide off easily with a knife.)
  • 2 cans (6 oz. each) tomato paste
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. parsley

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“Hidden Sins” Cupcakes (a tasty object lesson)

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Here is a great and tasty object lesson you can do with your children. It is one of the projects found in our Character Concepts for Preschoolers Mom’s Guide. I found this recipe/idea years ago from an old Bible cookbook for kids that had different Bible lessons with recipes to go along with them.

This one become a favorite. In fact, when our youngest child, Kasey, was a little girl, she began calling sweets ‘sin’ and asking for some ‘sin’ for dessert! That always brought some laughter!

Just last week when I had 4 of the grand kids over for a couple of days, I brought out this recipe to make with them. They wondered what in the world we were doing when Kasey and I suggested making “hidden sins” for dessert!  🙂

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Stuffed Tomatoes

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Our garden is doing great this year. A few weeks ago we enjoyed our much-anticipated, first tomatoes of the season!
Here is an easy lunch I look forward to every summer: Tomatoes stuffed with egg salad, using eggs from our own chickens. Yum!  Easy and good for you! (you could also fill them with tuna salad instead of the eggs)

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

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We went strawberry picking this week, and now we’re enjoying homemade strawberry ice cream!
Kelley made it for us and it is so delicious! It doesn’t use any cream, just whole milk. EASY!
(Extra good with fresh, raw milk, if you can get it)
This is one of our favorite ice cream recipes. Yum!

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Frozen Fruit Cups

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We were introduced to this recipe at our son, Tim’s, wedding. Kari and her mom had made these, and frozen them ahead to serve the guests.  These are fruity and slushy, sweet, and very refreshing!

Serve them with breakfast, parties, or just keep some in the freezer as a handy snack.

We love them!

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