Jams, Pickles & More

Cranberry orange sauce in serving dish. Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Posted on Nov 10, 2019
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Homemade cranberry orange sauce for the holidays.  Ridiculously easy to make with fresh cranberries and sugar, perfectly flavored with orange, cinnamon and cloves. I started making fresh cranberry sauce a few years ago at the insistence of my oldest daughter.  She wants homemade, my middle daughter wants the canned jellied stuff, and my youngest daughter …

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Enchilada sauce in jar surrounded by chiles and oregano. Red Enchilada Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Posted on Oct 8, 2019
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Authentic Mexican red enchilada sauce made in the blender with just a few ingredients ~ dried guajillo chiles, garlic, salt and oregano.   I’m always asking questions when it comes to food.  Always.  I’m curious and that’s how I learn.  The little Mexican market I go to is no exception.  So many conversations with the …

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Bread and Butter Pickles, finished pickles in canning jars Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

Posted on Sep 16, 2018
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Bread and Butter Pickles, sweet and tangy, my favorite pickle canning recipe to capture summer in a jar. These are the best! This is the summer I tried my hand at pickling.  I love it.  I’m hooked.  Just opened a jar of the bread and butter pickles I made and oh…my…god.  Outrageously good!  And I …

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Fire Roasted Salsa Canning Recipe

Fire Roasted Salsa Canning Recipe

Posted on Aug 10, 2017
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Fire roasted salsa canning recipe using farm fresh tomatoes and poblano peppers, roasted on the grill for a delicious salsa that’s perfect for canning. I love tomato season and this year I made salsa.  Fire roasted salsa that I canned.  I used tomatoes and poblano peppers from the farm stand and roasted them on a …

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Apricot Jam

Apricot Jam

Posted on Jun 24, 2016
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I usually make lots of strawberry jam every spring, but not this year.  Too much going on with the move and the weather was weird, I don’t think it was a good crop this year in my neck of the woods.  I saw some really good apricots at the store and bought them on a whim. …

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Garlic Dill Pickles

Garlic Dill Pickles

Posted on Aug 12, 2015
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I made pickles this summer!  I’ve always wanted to try canning more but never have gotten around to it.  Just strawberry jam which was my very first post on this blog.  So I researched, and of course there are a million recipes and methods for pickles.  It didn’t take me long to come up with …

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Strawberry Jam

Posted on Jun 10, 2015
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When I lived in St. Paul, MN, I had a truly amazing neighbor named Truus.  I was new to the area with three little ones and she was welcoming, helpful and oh so wise. The incredible food she turned out of her tiny kitchen was delicious! When I came home from the hospital after a difficult …

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