Spiced Apple Beer Jelly

Did the summer fruit season pass you by? Do you need a quick and unusual gift for your beer snob? Heck, need a gift for anyone that loves deliciousness? You don’t need any summer fruit for this jelly…just beer and apple cider. . . . → Read More: Spiced Apple Beer Jelly

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

Cherry-Pepper Jelly

This recipe uses dried cherries, jalapenos, and one green pepper for a new twist on regular pepper jelly. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Pepper Jelly

Dandelion Jelly

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club post, I went foraging for dandelions in our own yard. Don’t be put off by this—Dandelion Jelly is worth the picking. It is delicious! . . . → Read More: Dandelion Jelly

Hot Pepper Tequila Jelly

Yes, you read that correctly.     There is tequila in this jelly.

Beware.    Don’t let your clothes fall off.

Actually, there are no worries because all of the alcohol boils away.

 

Our peppers have arrived.   I had no idea I had so many to pick until I made my weekend trip . . . → Read More: Hot Pepper Tequila Jelly

Grape Jelly and Conserves

OK—It is a Jamboree of Jelly and Jam over here.   (Sorry, I couldn’t resist but remember you haven’t had to sit through Peach Palooza and Gala of Grapes this year.)

I have been picking about 5 pounds of grapes every afternoon after work and coming in to make jams and jellies.   . . . → Read More: Grape Jelly and Conserves

Baking with Jam Round Up

It’s time to clean out the preserve pantry before I start stocking it up again. Here are some super simple recipes for jam cakes, jam bars, jam cookies, jam muffins, and a jam ice cream. (And for an added bonus: preserve recipes for the upcoming season! . . . → Read More: Baking with Jam Round Up

Pepper Jelly Jewel Thumbprint Cookies

Finally, another Gift from the actual Kitchen!

And finally, another use for pepper jelly.   I can only make so much cream cheese dip.

I saw this cookie at the BHG site.   For the original recipe, click here.    I decided I had to make it.

These cookies are similar to a short bread cookie with the . . . → Read More: Pepper Jelly Jewel Thumbprint Cookies

A Vintage Grape Jelly Recipe (and some family lore)

This is a true pioneer recipe passed down from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother, to me. . . . → Read More: A Vintage Grape Jelly Recipe (and some family lore)

Mango-Jalapeno Jelly with Cream Cheese on Crackers for CTB

And more Pepper-palooza with a recipe for Mango-Jalapeno Jelly . . . → Read More: Mango-Jalapeno Jelly with Cream Cheese on Crackers for CTB

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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