Crunchy Dill Pickles

The recipe is a great way to use up those extra cucumbers in the summer and the dills are crunchy and delicious.  Serve with a sandwich or enjoy them on their own.

1 clove of garlic per jar

Add an extra clove of garlic per jar to amp up the taste

2 tsp dill per jar


7 cups water

1 cups cider vinegar

1/2 cup pickling salt

1 tbsp pickling spice ( Placed in a mesh tea strainer).

Combine water, vinegar, pickling spice and salt in a pan. Boil for about 10 minutes then pour over cucumbers in jars.  Add dill and garlic to jars and process in your favorite canning method.  Let stand 5 weeks before using.

Easy Banana Bread

I like to make smoothies in the morning, but I find at the end of the week there’s always leftover bananas.  I use the fruit to make this moist cake.  It takes wonderful and fills the house with a rich scent as it bakes.

1/3 cup melted butter

Add your favorite nut to the batter.  Walnuts or mixed nuts work well.

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

2 beaten eggs

Mix butter and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs and beat well.

1 3/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp baking powder Continue reading Easy Banana Bread