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Homemade Fig Preserves

This simple homemade fig preserves recipe contains only five ingredients. But the flavor is undeniably delicious. Whip up a batch today! When I was a little girl, my dad planted a fig tree in my parent’s front yard. Over the last 30-something plus years, it has produced quite a lot […]

Small jar of strawberry cranberry jam decorated with a checkered ribbon and a stick of cinnamon

Strawberry Cranberry Jam [Christmas Jam]

Sweet and juicy strawberry cranberry jam is the perfect Christmas jam for holiday gift giving. Sweet strawberries and tart cranberries are with holiday spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. It’s no secret that I LOVE making homemade jam. Ever since I made my first batch of Homemade Strawberry Jam, […]

small jelly jar of pepper jelly with crackers, fresh pepper slices and jelly jars in the background

Pepper Jelly

Homemade pepper jelly, a mixture of sweetness and heat, is easy to make and perfect served as an appetizer for entertaining or as a glaze for roasted meats. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. If you’ve […]

Homemade Peach Preserves

Nothing is more satisfying than homemade peach preserves made from fresh summer peaches. Give this easy, small batch recipe a try and enjoy preserves long after peach season is over. I know summer has reached its peak when peaches start showing up at the farmer’s market. I can usually smell […]

homemade strawberry jam

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Jam

After making your first batch of homemade strawberry jam, you’ll never buy store bought again. It’s surprisingly easy and the flavor simply doesn’t compare. I’ve heard stories from both my own grandmother and The Husband’s grandmother about preserving food in jars – or “putting up” homegrown fruits and vegetables from […]