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Dill Pickles

dill pickles

With over 6 gallons of Bread and Butter Pickles in my root cellar, I decided to try a new pickle recipe – Dill.  My handy cook book even had a couple variations of Dill pickles – regular and kosher.  I … Continue reading

Pickled Peppers

picked peppers

Right now, my garden is full of peppers, mostly banana peppers. You know the ones I’m talking about.  They come in the box when you order pizza from town (at least when you order it from Papa John’s). With just … Continue reading

Using Pectin

strawberry jam

It’s spring, which means it’s time to start thinking about your garden and what you want to put in it.  For me, that means thinking about what I want to make with my plants from the garden – and lately … Continue reading

Ball Blueberry Jam

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This is the ball jar recipe for blueberry jam. Ingredients: 2 pints frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 pouch 100% Natural Fruit Jell Pectin 5-1/4 cups sugar Instructions: Thaw and drain blueberries. Crush blueberries one layer at a time. … Continue reading

Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves

Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves

This recipe for Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves with Golden Raisins is amazing.  This recipe takes quite a while, especially if you wait the 2 weeks for the preserves to mellow before you eat it, but the final product is well … Continue reading