Pickled Roasted Peppers

September 8, 2020

About this time each year I go on a food preserving frenzy so that I can enjoy summer’s deliciousness during the winter months.

Cranberry Conserve

November 2, 2016

Now that Halloween is over it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Conserve is similar to jam or preserves, but typically contains dried fruit and nuts. This Cranberry Conserve is made with cranberries, oranges, raisins and walnuts. You may use it as a delicious spread or use it in place...

Make Ahead Apple Pie Filling

October 25, 2016

Make the most of autumn apples and make apple pie filling ahead of time. It’s a holiday time-saver and allows you to make delicious desserts such as apple pies, turnovers, crisp, or dumplings.

Summer Peach Jam

August 2, 2016

There’s an easy way to peel peaches. Just bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice-water bath. Using a sharp paring knife, score an “x” into the bottom of each peach. Working in small batches, drop peaches into boiling water. Let boil 40 seconds; if...

Pear Jam

August 7, 2015

My family loves this jam served with pancakes and French toast. Pear Jam is easy to make and no pectin is required.

Old-Fashioned Peach Preserves

August 3, 2015

Make this when peaches are plentiful and put it away in the cupboard. Every jar you open in the winter makes the sun come out.

Ridiculously Easy Grape Jam

October 12, 2013

Ridiculously Easy Grape Jam Get yourself over to your local farmers’ market and pick up some delicious grapes and make this Ridiculously Easy Grape Jam.  You will need some basic equipment: Boiling Water Canner, 5 Half Pint Jars, Food Mill, Candy Thermometer & Jar Lifter INGREDIENTS 3 Pounds Grapes (I...

Easy Plum Jam

August 24, 2013

Easy Plum Jam I’ve been a jam making maniac the past couple of months.  I’ve made rhubarb jam, peach jam, and berry jam and now I’m onto making plum jam.  My plum jam is so easy to make and requires no pectin. INGREDIENTS 12 Pounds Ripe Plums 5 Cups Sugar...

Berry Jam

August 17, 2013

Berry Jam Jam, jelly or preserves?  Often words for fruit spreads are used interchangeably, but the spreads have their own distinct character and personality.  Jams are made from whole fruits that have been mashed or processed either before or after cooking and are soft and fairly smooth.  Jellies, on the...

Rhubarb Peach Jam

June 13, 2013

Rhubarb Peach Jam Have this jam on my Cherry Scones and you’ll be in heaven. INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 Pounds Rhubarb 1 Pound Peaches Juice of 3 Lemons 3 Pounds Sugar 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Ginger Wipe and trim the rhubarb.  Trim the stalks. Halve them lengthwise and cut crosswise into...

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