Category Archives: canning

From My Garden to My Pantry

What do you do when you have an abundance of cucumbers? I made pickles. 3 jars of Bread and Butter Pickles 4 jars of Dill Pickles

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Slow Cooker Apple-Pear Butter

Apple-Pear Butter Slow Cookers are wonders when it comes to cooking beans, chili, roasts, soups and stews. Slow Cookers are also wonderful for making apple sauces, cranberry sauce and apple-pear butter. I hope you’ll join Allie and me for this week’s slow cooker link-up. Apple-Pear Butter, slightly adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe Wash, seed …

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Boozy Fruity Goodness

My bloggy friend Tanya over at Chica Andaluza posted about a wine based Boozy Christmas Fruit about a week ago. I’ve mulled the idea over and decided to give something similar a go. I’m not a fan of fruit cake. Is it wrong to admit that? I’ve tried many versions and none of them entice …

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I *heart* other bloggers

I’ve blogged before about the awesomesauce people I’ve “met” via blogging. People like Allie. I got a package in the mail on Monday.  From the wonderfully talented Mr. &  Mrs. of Rufus’ Food and Spirits guide. Here’s what I got….. Two cookbooks, a lovely card, peppers from their garden, blueberry jam and a reindeer made …

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Cake in a Jar

The idea & post for cake in a jar is courtesy of a question on my Facebook page. Making teacher or co-worker gifts that will impress (not to mention survive the trip to school/work) isn’t always easy. Cake~ baked in a canning jar fits the bill perfectly. Here’s what to do….. Cake mix…make your own …

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Yes, we can, can, can….Brandied Cherries

I hope you had a great weekend! We had a nice quiet weekend. If you’re wondering, my kids are feeling better Thankfully! Now, I am looking forward to a nice slow day today. After having kids home for 9 days, eh my house is a bit of a mess. As I’m sure you could imagine. …

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What can you do? Double sick weekend.

Sometimes when it rains, it pours.  Sometimes an upper respiratory plague descends upon a household.  I ended up with 2 kids at the doctor yesterday.  One child with a sinus infection (the teen) and the other child with an upper respiratory infection (the tween).  Which means twice the coughing and twice the grumpy kid issues …

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Caramelized Onion Relish

This week is the 4th week in the canning link-up Allie and I are hosting. I almost made brandied cherries…next time….maybe. I had a busy cooking weekend.  I bought a small army of onions and jalapenos on Saturday.   I made more Jalapeno Relish and Candied Jalapenos.  I also made Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onions via Andrea- …

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Garden Gab…the end is near.

The MyBlogSpark giveaway has ended. The winner was comment #18 “Good Cooks : Your banana bread looks very yummy, Thanks Jamie, I would like to try it with oatmeal raisin cookie.” Say hello to Samah on her blog, Good Cooks. I will have another giveaway soon, because giveaways are fun! 😀 Anyhoo……Happy Friday my friends. …

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Whole Wheat Apple Crisp

If you have not already, please take a moment and leave a comment on my Giveaway Post! You could win free stuff. Free is good right? Right! **. I’ll wait here…go! The giveaway ends on 9/22/11 at 9:00 pm central. I had planned to try making the Cheddar and Chilies Cornbread Scones, but I’ve got …

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