Pumpkin Butter from Real Pumpkins

Posted Oct 26 2020

  Welcome to my kitchen! Here is a yummy little treat for you this fall season. Pumpkin Butter Watch my how-to clip below.  Ingredients: 2 whole pie pumpkins cooked down and pureed OR 3 cans of pumpkin (15oz each) 2 cups white sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup apple juice 2 tsp ground […]

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Hot Cross Buns for Easter

Posted Apr 11 2020

  During pre-Christian times, Germanic Saxons would celebrate spring with a fertility festival in honor of the pagan fertility goddess, Eastre or Eostra. Her symbol was the rabbit, because it reproduces quickly. When Christianity came to Britain, the holiday was worked into the Christian calendar and became Easter. Eggs also represented fertility and were gifted […]

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Crumbly Chocolate Fudge Pecan Bars

Posted Dec 14 2019

These fuggy crumbly bars are my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie! Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ tsp salt 2 cups (12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided 1 ¼ cups (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecans […]

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Oreo Balls Recipe

Posted Dec 7 2019

One of my all time favorite cookies! It’s won my neighborhood cookie exchange six years in a row! Enjoy! Oreo Balls Ingredients: 1 Package of Oreos, 8 oz brick of cream cheese (I add a little more for extra creaminess) Chocolate to melt (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips melted in a cast iron pot on […]

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Past Recipe Live Streams

Posted Dec 10 2018

Here’s how to make Pumpkin Pockets – Yum! Posted by Heather McCollum on Thursday, October 25, 2018 For the last few months, I’ve been sharing some recipes on Facebook (live streams) for herbal remedies and facial masks. Below are a few how-to’s. Enjoy, but always check with a doctor for medical applications before use.  June […]

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Welcome to the Kitchens

Posted Apr 4 2018

In days past, castle kitchens were sometimes built as separate buildings in an attempt to protect the living quarters from potential cooking fires. It was also helpful when the walls were made of stone. Here are some examples of kitchens from the 15th and 16th centuries.  Here in McCollum Castle, I have some recipes located […]

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Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Posted Mar 27 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk 2 cups filtered water 1 cinnamon stick in pieces 4 cardamom pods 5 cloves 1 tsp. black peppercorn 2 star anise pods ¼ tsp. ginger powder 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. black tea Put milk and water in medium saucepan. Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, anise pods, ginger, and sugar. […]

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