Apple Marmalade

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful that I made this marvelous recipe for this most divine preserve! . . . → Read More: Apple Marmalade

Apple Butter Muffins

Here is an easy muffin recipe to throw together for a holiday breakfast or brunch. . . . → Read More: Apple Butter Muffins

Grandma’s Apple Butter

I vowed to make the family’s favorite apple butter with part of our bushel of Jonathan apples. Here is an heirloom recipe that just might be in your family, too. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Apple Butter

Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

I must praise the book my mom got me for an uber early birthday:  The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.   For more information and praises on this book, click here for an earlier post.

Since work is still super busy, I am pulling this draft out of the archives from peach season . . . → Read More: Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

Tomato Jam

We are picking tomatoes daily.   Be prepared, dear reader, for lots of tomato recipe.

I am going to start out with the best one ever:   Tomato Jam.   If you have a garden, visit farmers markets,  or belong to a CSA, you must have this book:   The Preservation Kitchen by Paul . . . → Read More: Tomato Jam

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

Jalapeno Relish

I am posting this late but as of the end of October, I was still picking peppers out of the garden.   You never know what you are going to get with Oklahoma weather.   It might be mild until Thanksgiving our you might be snowed in for the holidays.

Some were giants!

Having . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Relish

Pickled Cherry Peppers

I love fall in Oklahoma because you never know what you will get.    You might take a snow day off school before Thanksgiving or you might be able to still wear flip flops to school the day before Thanksgiving break.    Who knows?  (You do realize I could quote Will Rogers at this point, . . . → Read More: Pickled Cherry Peppers

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

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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