November 2022 “In My Kitchen”

Welcome November! Not only is it my birthday month, but it’s the official start to the holiday season (IMHO).

Let’s start out with some beverages. I visited Iowa and family in mid October. I always bring back some local beers, mostly IPAs, but I also usually throw something in the cart that is a bit . . . → Read More: November 2022 “In My Kitchen”

Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Welcome to the latest stop on the TLC Book Tour, one for The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper. I did receive a free copy for an honest review.

About the Book:

A young prodigy in need of family. A painting that shatters a woman’s peace. And a decades-old mystery demanding to . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Bloody Mary Jam (for Jelly of the Month Club)

Jellies and jams make surprisingly easy gifts to whip up for the holidays. This is the fourth installment in a twelve part December themed event. Do you love a good Bloody Mary at brunch? Then you’ll love this jam. . . . → Read More: Bloody Mary Jam (for Jelly of the Month Club)

A Very Berry Good Time

Summers are always hectic and it’s been a while since we went berry picking. Strawberries were numero uno on my list this summer but, alas, strawberry season came and went without us picking any (but the few meager ones from our own bed).

I was determined to not miss the rest of the berry seasons.

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Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

Blueberry Bonanaza

Another two-fer today: Blueberry Syrup and Blueberry Butter from the same recipe. . . . → Read More: Blueberry Bonanaza

Jam of the Month Club

It is not unexpected to get jam, jellies, and other preserves from us as Christmas gifts. Here’s an idea for a homemade gift (that keeps on giving) and a comprehensive jam, jelly and preserve round-up. . . . → Read More: Jam of the Month Club

Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Here is an unexpected taste explosion—Mangos and Limes and Ginger—all in a tiny little jar. . . . → Read More: Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Blueberry Spice Jam

It’s jam season and I am starting to can and preserve. This recipe is a different and delicious twist on a plain blueberry jam. . . . → Read More: Blueberry Spice Jam

Blackberry Thyme

It is blackberry season here and I wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes today. Notice my clever title? At least a few of these recipes also utilize some fresh herbs. AND HERE’S A GREAT MARGARITA RECIPE! . . . → Read More: Blackberry Thyme