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Apricot Syrup Recipe

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Apricot Syrup Recipe

Homemade syrups are easy to make and so full of flavor! Apricots are the bone china of the fruit world; beautiful, delicate, and perfect for any occasion. So every year I nab as many apricots as I can find during their oh so short season. If there are enough, I can them and dehydrate them, […]

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How to Make Jams and Jellies that Your Family Will Love

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How to Make Jams and Jellies that Your Family Will Love

Your quest is finally over – here are the creative jam, jelly, marmalade, and fruit butter recipes you have been seeking! Today, in the shameless promotion part of this site I offer….. Unique Jam Recipes; Timeless, Trendy and Tested Imagine your pantry shelves stocked with colorful, jewel-toned jars of sweet spreads. It’s not a fantasy, […]

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Fruit Butter Basics

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Fruit Butter Basics

Fruit butters are so easy to make they are almost foolproof. You can be more creative with fruit butters than with jams or jellies since there is no worry about reaching the gelling point. If half way through the cooking process you decide to run an errand, you can just turn off the burner, cover […]

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…..no. The trick is […]

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Healthy Alfredo on National Fettuccine Day

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Healthy Alfredo on National Fettuccine Day

It’s National Fettuccine Day! This calls for a quick, easy, and healthy Alfredo sauce. Healthy isn’t a word that is usually associated with Fettuccine Alfredo. But we can eat healthy without giving up creamy pasta. It just takes some creative sleight-of-hand cooking, and is easy enough for both novices and experts to pull together. Unlike […]

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National Hot Chocolate Day

Filed in Real Food by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
National Hot Chocolate Day

It’s National Hot Chocolate Day! And not a moment too soon – it is snowing once again. Sigh. This calls for a SALE. I hate the snow and cold. But I love Hot Chocolate. I am picky about it though. No palm oil  for me. I want much more flavor than those little purchased packets […]

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Gift Baskets for People Who Like to Can and Preserve

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 26, 2016 0 Comments
Gift Baskets for People Who Like to Can and Preserve

Making your own personalized gift baskets is like a fun treasure hunt. We pull together special items for each recipient, stuff them into a basket or other appropriate container, and wait for the kudos to roll in! Making a gift basket is like putting together a Christmas stocking; always the most fun (and the most […]

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Cranberry Christmas Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Cranberry Christmas Jam

Summer isn’t the only time of the year to make jam. This Christmas jam uses the best of autumn’s harvest – cranberries and apples. Do you love cranberries? I certainly do. The little red orbs make our mouths pucker from their tartness, but still we go back for more. Cranberries are a native North American […]

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the cooks on your list. First we start with the […]

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Make your own moist and easy peanut butter banana bread. Peanut butter. What would we do without it? Peanut butter is so beloved that it gets not one, but two, months of distinction. March is Peanut Butter Month but November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. That means it’s a […]

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