My Greenhouse is Here! – Sweet Southern Blue

When me moved to our new homestead, the first thing I wanted to get was a greenhouse. Fast forward to two years and I finally have one. I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to greenhouse ideas. I have spent countless hours pouring over each detail of each greenhouse in an attempt to create this […]

diy – HALLOWEEN COSTUMES – Sweet Southern Blue

Looking for some great diy halloween costumes? Follow this link for a ton of options that would be super easy to do. https://thepartyconnection.blogspot.com/2019/10/diy-halloween-costumes.html Related

MORE diy HALLOWEEN COSTUMES – Sweet Southern Blue

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HALLOWEEN CAKES – Sweet Southern Blue

Looking for some great Halloween cake ideas? Check out these……https://thepartyconnection.blogspot.com/2019/09/halloween-cakes.html Related

HALLOWEEN MANTEL IDEAS – Sweet Southern Blue

Check out all of these fall mantle ideas……..https://thepartyconnection.blogspot.com/2019/09/halloween-mantel-ideas_9.html Related

SCARY, HAUNTED, HALLOWEEN DESSERT TABLES – Sweet Southern Blue

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek into these amazing SCARY HALLOWEEN DECORATING ideas. To see the rest of the ideas, follow this link….https://thepartyconnection.blogspot.com/2019/09/scary-haunted-halloween-dessert-tables.html Related

FALL MANTLE DECOR IDEAS – Sweet Southern Blue

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HOW TO DECORATE FALL MANTLE AROUND TV – Sweet Southern Blue

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GROWNING HABANADA (NON-SPICY HABANERO) – Sweet Southern Blue

One of the coolest peppers I have ever grown is an orange, wrinkled looking thing called a Habanada. I saw the seeds while browsing seeds from Baker Creek and the orange color intrigued me. I read that it was the world’s first heatless habanero so I immediately put the little packet of seeds in my […]

Growing the Toothache Plant and it’s Medicinal Benefits – Sweet Southern Blue

This is my first year to grow the Toothache Plant and to be honest, I purchased the seeds because I thought the flowers were cool looking. I thought they looked like little eyeballs so I fondly refer to them as the eyeball plant. I purchased my seeds from Baker Creek but I’m sure there are […]

GROWING GROUND CHERRIES – Sweet Southern Blue

I am growing Aunt Molly’s ground cherries this year and have had numerous people comment on their toxicity.  It is true that the leaves and unripe fruit are poisonous and even fatal if ingested, ripe fruits are not and can be made into jellies, jams, and sauces. Ground cherries (Physalis spp.), often called cape gooseberries, are […]

GROWING PEPPERS FROM STORE PRODUCE – Sweet Southern Blue

I am sitting in a restaurant have this amazing avocado bruschetta and I get my first glimpse of these tiny red peppers that had this amazing flavor.   I knew I wanted to grow some of these peppers, so I asked the waitress what they were called. I found out they were sweetie peppers.  Being the […]

TOMATO OVERLOAD – Sweet Southern Blue

I have always had some type of garden. Some were bigger than others but I always grow some type of tomato. Thanks to being stuck at home with Covid, I spent a lot of time on YouTube watching gardening videos. This opened up my world of tomato varieties. It also opened up my world to […]

Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Sweet Southern Blue

I’m hoping that since you are here looking at brussels sprouts, you don’t think they are yucky, icky, or discusting. I can’t say that I always loved them. I just woke up one day and suddenly liked them. Espeically with cheese or seasoned with olive oil and McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning and roasted […]

Grandma’s Pinto Beans – Sweet Southern Blue

I’m not a big fan of beans. I don’t really like any type of beans except for green beans and pinto beans cooked the way my grandmother made them. As a child, I remember her serving them in a large brown crock with onion and cornbread. When I grew up and had a family of […]

DEHYDRATING MARSHMALLOWS – Sweet Southern Blue

If you have never had dehydrated marshmallows, you are in for a treat. These small bites of crunchy goodness is great in hot chocolate, cereal, or by the handful. You will need to spread the marshmallows in a single layer on you dehydrator tray. In these photos, the marshmallows have already been dried and rolled […]

HOT ONION SOUFFLE DIP – Sweet Southern Blue

It is the time of the year you want to start eating those yummy hot dips instead of those cool summer dips and here is the perfect one ….. This is the best stuff I have ever had! I could literally eat it every day. A very kind caterer left me some when she packed up […]

FIG JELLY (For those that don’t like the texture of figs) – Sweet Southern Blue

As I mentioned in my post about fig jams, I don’t like the texture of figs. They have an amazing flavor but they are fuzzy. It is hard for me to eat anything that is covered in fur. If you think you don’t like figs, try cooking them down and just using the juice. You […]

Homemade Fig Jam – Sweet Southern Blue

I’m not a huge fig person. It’s a texture thing. I love the flavor but can’t handle the fuzzy texture in my mouth. I have the same issue with bananas. Just can’t handle the texture. If you are one of those people that do love figs, you should make fig jam. I am not sure […]

Travel with Me ~ VALLETTA, MALTA – Sweet Southern Blue

I have not traveled extensively but for an old lady from a small town in Arkansas, I have managed to make it to 29 countries in the last 5 years. I am proof that it is never to late to get out and see the world. Of the places I have traveled, there is a little […]

How to make Manicotti – Sweet Southern Blue

I have always thought that manicotti was one of those foods that took too much time to make. That it was not something you could just whip up for the evening meal. Thanks to the quarantine, I now know that this is not only better than anything I have had in an Italian restaurant, I […]

Starting a New Garden on a New Homestead – Sweet Southern Blue

We purchased a new homestead in January and though we have not made a lot of progress on the inside of the house, we have made progress on the outside. Specifically, the raised beds for the garden. I plan to turn the entire fenced in area of our backyard into food production including putting in […]

HAM SALAD~TWISTED – Sweet Southern Blue

Apparently I don’t make ham salad, or even chicken salad, the way other people do. I did not know this until I made chicken salad sandwiches for a group and everyone wanted the recipe. I kept saying it’s just regular chicken salad. Didn’t everyone make it the way I did? Apparently people put sweet relish […]

PAN FRIED PORK CHOPS – Sweet Southern Blue

There are so many different ways to cook pork chops. They can be baked, grilled, and slow cooked. My choice for the night was fried. Simple, quick, and oh so delicious pan fried pork chops. It doesn’t get any easier than this. The recipe below is very basic so feel free to add seasoning to […]

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