How to Make Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam

Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam

Back to back cherry recipes, what can I say? It’s cherry season and I love cherries. This recipe is absolutely delicious and one of my favorites. My Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam is a popular friend and family request as gifts, and it’s easy to taste way. It’s absolutely worthy of the praise, sweet with a […]

How to Make Sweet Cherry Limeade Concentrate

Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade Cherry season is here and it is time to make one of my favorite concentrates! I love cherries and my cherry limeade concentrate disappeared so quickly last year it’s been a trial to wait for cherries to be in season to restock. I don’t currently grow my own cherries so I keep an […]

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes – How to Use Canned Potatoes

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

Home canned potatoes can be used for more than just adding to stews and making mash potatoes. Their pre-cooked consistency lends itself perfectly to an easy side dish. Soft and fluffy in the middle with a crunchy coating this recipe is a fantastic way to use up some canned potatoes. I often use the air […]

Whipped Lemon Sugar Scrub – How to Make Your Own

Whipped Lemon Sugar Scrub

A Gardener’s Best Friend If you’re like me and have a habit of pulling weeds and planting in your garden without gloves on than this Lemon Sugar Scrub is a life saver. I keep a little pot of it next to the kitchen sink and a little can go a long way. When you’ve got […]

5 Minute Easy Mexican Black Bean and Corn Salad

Corn and Bean Salad

This recipe couldn’t be easier and comes together so fast you wouldn’t believe it. I love this Black Bean and Corn Salad as an alternative to a side of rice for any southwest themed meal and it is especially good on a hot summer day. Its also a great way to use some of those […]

All Time Favorite Easy Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad

Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad

This is one of my all time favorite side dishes that I just can’t stop eating. Not only is it delicious, but its incredibly cheap to make. One head of cabbage makes so many servings which is great to bring for a potluck or party. People always ask me for the recipe and it really […]

Fresh and Easy Mango Salsa – Great for Canning

Never Look a Gift Fruit in the Pit Who goes to a whiskey distillery tasting and walks away with a ripe mango? I did. That would be me. Schraver has been working with a local distillery here in WV and we stopped by so I could try some of their excellent libations (seriously, I’m not […]

Mushrooms – How to Pressure Can Your Own At Home

Homemade Canned Mushrooms

Let Me Tell You about a Fungi I Know.. Okay, I know that’s a terrible pun to open this blog post with, and I’ll probably wake in the night haunted by the groan of readers as they stumble upon the travesty that is my opening heading, but ce la vie! Seriously though, mushrooms have finally […]

Canning Orange Slices – A Quick and Easy How To Guide

Canned Oranges

Winter Citrus There’s nothing quite like the bright fresh flavor of orange and pineapple to make you think of hot summer days enjoying a Tiki drink by the poolside. Citrus always tastes of summer, even when it’s 20 degrees or below outside. I’m not a huge fan of spreads, jams and jellies, I use them […]

Preserving Pineapple Chunks – Canning How To Guide

Pineapple Chunks

Winter Canning Don’t let the lack of garden harvests fool you into thinking your canning days are over until spring. Winter is a great opportunity to clean out the freezer, can easy meals/sides (like beans) and keeping an eye on the local grocery ads for savings. My local Aldi has had pineapple on sale for […]