About a year ago (or a year ago in January) Beth at Fake Plastic Fish and I got into a little food smackdown... rather she made her own some homemade Spicy German Mustard and I made some home made (okay... semi home-made) Catsup. Then she complained that I used canned tomato paste. "BPA! BPA! in the lining of the tomato paste can"She cried. Bitch, bitch, bitch. Then I found her a recipe for making homemade tomato paste. Was she happy??? I think not. Well now she can't complain, because I found a whole butt load of catsup recipes that are made simply from tomatoes, no canned or packaged products. Well almost. Spices are still packaged last I checked of course you can buy them in bulk. Happy now Beth??? I should think so!
And even though the Farmers Daughter wouldn't approve, with all those maple trees and sugar shacks between her and her husbands families, Here is a recipe/video for making your own pancake syrup. My mom used to do this, (ooooh the Mapleine) You know me...I have never been one not to grab on to someones shirt tails - or in this case apron strings- except I have to make room as Connie from SmockityFrocks.com apparentely already has kids buggin' her while she is cooking!And she is nice enough to show how to save a little money making your own pancake syrup. Take a look at it and see if you found as much humor in it as I did. Of course, you know I am of a sick and twisted mind!