My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quick Chili Sauce

My friend, Laurie at When the Bough Breaks sent me the wonderful Tomato Chili Sauce recipe earlier this summer. This is her quick version that I just love.

The wonderful thing about this is you don't have to have fresh out of the garden tomatoes and it takes a lot less time to make. The way the chili sauce flys out of this house I didn't even bother to can it.

This is perfect to serve with your black-eyed peas.

Quick Chili Sauce
about 2 pints
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1 19-ounce can tomatoes, or equivalent of home canned
1 large or 2 small green and red peppers chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped onions
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons dry mustard powder

Spice bag made of 1 teaspoon pickling spice and 2 teaspoon celery seed. Tied loosely in cheesecloth.

Bring everything to a boil reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until the consistency you prefer. I had to cook mine longer because I used home canned tomatoes. Remove spice bag fill hot jars and secure lids and can in hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Laurie, her mum and gramma all wrap theirs in paper to store. That keeps their color nice and deep. If your house is like mine you will not have that problem. I don't think it will change colors in 2 weeks.

Laurie I can't thank you enough for both of these FABULOUS recipes.


  1. well thankyou so much, I have enjoyed this blogging adventure so much and meeting you has been a gift, I no longer reside at How My Time Flys, that blog was attacked, I survived but now you can find me at When the bough breaks, lol, my gramma would be thrilled if she knew about this blogging and her recipes being enjoyed by others. She was a quiet shy woman, cook by profession but would have had no problem sharing any of her recipes.Happy New Year to you!!!

  2. this sounds great. i am on my way to the store so i will pick up some chilies!

  3. Sorry Laurie. I fixed my error. I have no idea what I was thinking. Just being me I guess.

  4. now worries, you didn't need to go through all the trouble of fixing that,, that was so sweet, but it was just fine, I'm hoping its a whole lot warmer where you are today, we have minus 30 temps today and thats celcius, whenit gets this low its too cold for man or beast!


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