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Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Filed in Real Food by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Make a big batch of these not-too-sweet cookies this weekend. They will last all through the holidays. It’s interesting how many of our Christmas traditions originated in Germany. The Christmas tree, marzipan, and these delightfully spicy cookies known as “pepper nuts.” I am not a big cookie eater. In fact, I’ve been known to say […]

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Do You Really Need More Stuff?

Filed in Real Food by on December 7, 2017 2 Comments
Do You Really Need More Stuff?

A Gift Guide for Those Who Have Enough Trinkets Have you ever wandered through the mall seeking a gift for your grandmother? Or for your mother-in-law who has everything? Or for your empty-nest parents who are trying to down-size? Have you been tempted to buy shiny baubles and trendy accessories? Do you convince yourself that […]

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Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Filed in Real Food by on November 21, 2017 0 Comments
Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Cranberries, oats, and almonds – oh my! It’s National Cranberry Day, a great time to celebrate the tart, native American fruit. I personally love all things cranberry, and usually purchase several bags of the fresh fruit to keep in the freezer all year. In honor of today however, I made these decadent Jam Bars and […]

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Apricot Syrup Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 8, 2017 0 Comments
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

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on May 9, 2017 0 Comments
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

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 28, 2017 0 Comments
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

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
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

Filed in Real Food by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
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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