Let’s Get Growing: Your Guide to Gardening in 2022

Let’s Get Growing: Your Guide to Gardening in 2022

We’re now well into 2022, and the prospects of a beautiful spring are beginning to set in as the frost of winter melts away. That means it’s time to get our expectations in full bloom!

Healthy Recipes Available to You

Healthy Recipes Available to You

In our last article we went over how important gardening and canning can be for your personal health goals. Today, we’ll be discussing some healthy recipes for you to try at home – either with or without your home grown produce.  This list includes fresh flavor combinations, baking instead of frying, and new uses for your vegetables. Here are five healthy recipes for you to try today.  Baked Avocado Chips Baked instead of fried, these avocado treats are crispy on... more »

How Canning Can Help Meet Health Goals

How Canning Can Help Meet Health Goals

Every year around this time we have the opportunity to focus more intently on our New Year’s resolutions. For many people, these resolutions revolve around health and fitness.   Having goals, especially ones related to health, is a great way to increase activity, improve mindset, and create a sense of accomplishment. You can do this through fitness, diet, or all of the above, but oftentimes the difficulty lies in the details. Eating right is as difficult as ever, but growing and... more »

Cooking & Eating what was Canned

Cooking & Eating what was Canned

You’ve made it. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us and you can settle back into your hobbies and interests with newfound vigor. If one of those hobbies is canning, then it might be time to open those jars of preserved produce and make some delicious meals or snacks. In this article we’ll be walking through a variety of options available to you with your canned goods. After all, what better way to celebrate the new... more »

Using Instant Mixes to Create Holiday Appetizers

Using Instant Mixes to Create Holiday Appetizers

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and what better way to enjoy it than with the whole family gathered around cozy treats. If you’re running low on ideas after the Thanksgiving holiday then look no further. Mrs. Wages® has been in the business of making you look good in the kitchen for 70 years. In this post we’ll go over some simple yet effective holiday appetizers that use our instant mixes. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Dainty treats... more »

Snacks and Meals for Any Night of Football

Snacks and Meals for Any Night of Football

Fall is in the air. You can almost smell it, save the stuffy nose – but you can feel it too! The crisp thin air, the crunch of the leaves, that smokey smell on the wind. But inside the home there’s a difference too. The air is warmer and closer, there’s the smell of baking, and of course the sound of football and excitement.  Sometimes a game or two on a Sunday afternoon can be fun, but when guests get... more »

Thanksgiving Snacks to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving Snacks to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. The wonderful smells, the sound of mingling, and long overdue reunions will fill your home; but what do you do in the days surrounding it? Family and friends are arriving and the joy of the season is coming into focus, but you need snacks or meals before the big day.  Have you also discovered that company tends to hover around the kitchen? Maybe it’s human nature, good food and good conversation go... more »

Different Ways To Use Instant Bruschetta Mix

Different Ways To Use Instant Bruschetta Mix

Italian cuisine has given us a very simple, yet delicious, antipasto dish known as bruschetta. While basic bruschetta is made of bread with olive oil and salt topping, many variations have emerged over the years. In fact, people create their own versions of the antipasto to meet their taste requirements.You can also find instant bruschetta mix in the market and use it in various ways to create some fantastic flavors. Here we have some incredible ways you can create meals... more »

Tips & Tricks To Managing Your Garden Like A Pro

Tips & Tricks To Managing Your Garden Like A Pro

Having a lush, beautiful garden is desirable, but achieving it is easier said than done. A lot goes into planning a successful garden. You must select the right plants and understand their needs. While all that sounds like hard work, there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your garden bloom. Here are some tried and true ways to manage your garden better and keep it disease-free. 1. Keep Your Garden Healthy Plants in your garden can easily fall sick and get... more »

Tips On Canning Bread And Butter Pickles

Tips On Canning Bread And Butter Pickles

Don’t you just love pickles? The tangy, yet slightly sweet flavor, makes for the perfect balance in taste. The crispy texture compliments your sandwiches, burgers, meats and makes them much more enjoyable. With so many uses for pickles in various foods and recipes, it may be beneficial to learn how to make bread and butter pickles. If you store them properly they will last throughout the year. Whether you are new to canning pickles or have been doing it for... more »

Canned Veggies And Their Ideal Planting Times

Canned Veggies And Their Ideal Planting Times

Some vegetables can be grown all year long. By planning well, you may find that you have plenty of vegetables to can and enjoy. Here is some information on planting times for the vegetables that people most often can. 1. Green Beans Green beans require warm soil temperatures since they are frost-sensitive. You can plant your seeds outdoors anytime after the last spring frost. You can also choose to begin seeds indoors, about one month before the projected last frost.... more »

Types Of Gardens You Can Start Today

Types Of Gardens You Can Start Today

A home garden is more than just a piece of land. A lot of hard work, sweat, and dedication go into making it flourish. So, it’s only natural for us to want the best for our gardens. Start by setting up a garden that is appropriate for the local climate, and the type of soil. Then determine what your needs and goals are for your garden. Whether you want fresh produce or flowers, here are some of the many garden... more »

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