Old-fashioned Pear Preserves

Old-fashioned Pear Preserves are incredibly simple and delicious; three ingredients transformed into glistening slices of fruit in a honey like syrup.  This recipe is versatile and can be made with any amount of pears. So, it's great for small batch canning or for  huge canning projects. This is a true preserve, one that does not require... Continue Reading →

Pear Elderberry Jam

Wild Black Elderberries and freshly picked green pears were combined to make this lovely jam. It is a beautiful ruby color and quite possibly the prettiest thing I've ever canned. In addition to being pretty and tasty, this jam has the immunity boosting, anti-viral power of Elderberries! Last year during flu season, like many Moms,... Continue Reading →

Salsa So Good They Steal It

This bright salsa is full of flavor: made from roasted tomatoes, mixed peppers, sweet onions and just the right amount of seasonings. This is not a frilly or fruity salsa, just a really good one that captures the fresh flavors of our favorite summertime vegetables. We fill our canner with this salsa several times every Summer, but are... Continue Reading →

Mamaw Kitty’s “Mater, Tater, Onion Soup”

“Mater, Tater, Onion Soup” is a hearty and bright dish that captures all of the wonderful flavors of summertime tomatoes. This simple, yet satisfying, soup is one of the most beloved and cherished recipes passed down by my paternal grandmother. Mamaw Kitty always had a house full: grand-kids, nieces, nephews, and plenty of extra tag-a-longs…. Continue Reading →

Lemon Curd: Spring Sunshine in a Jar

Lemon curd is a lovely spread of British origin that is perfect on tea biscuits or simple buttermilk pancakes. It can also be used to make dreamy pies or lemon layer cakes. This treat is easy to make with only eggs, sugar, butter and lemons. The simplicity of this sublime spread makes it a delight to cook and to share.... Continue Reading →

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