Category Archives: Jams and Jellies

Lemon Curd

lemon curd

Back in September I made a carrot cake with mango curd filling and whipped cream cheese frosting for Sean’s birthday.  Little did I know what a monster I’d created by choosing this cake.

You see, after Jack tasted the mango curd he became hooked on it.  Not that I can blame him, it was incredibly delicious.

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Maple Bourbon Onion Jam

Maple Bourbon Onion Jam
Over the weekend I finally got around to making homemade hamburger buns thanks to an excellent recipe from Celia. What better way to enjoy delicious homemade buns than to take the burgers up a notch.

I got to thinking and decided I wanted to finally made onion jam. I’ve had it in restaurants and enjoyed it. I knew the boys would like it, hello, they LOVE any kind of jam!! So that was my mission then, to create an onion jam for our burgers that everyone would enjoy.

It really wasn’t that difficult. While there are so many ways to make an onion jam, I tend to believe that most versions taste good. It’s a matter of personal taste and what you have in the pantry.
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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apple Butter

Autumn is in the air and I absolutely love it! Our youngest, Sean, just celebrated his fourth birthday on the first day of autumn and we enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the mountains. It was his turn to be king and pick everything we did and ate. Needless to say he loved every minute of it all!

Among all the wonderful things we did was a trip to the orchard to go apple picking. For the second year in a row we went to Sky Top Orchard and had so much fun. In addition to all the apple trees we went through the bamboo forest, saw all the animals, played on the playground and had apple cider donuts. What glorious fall fun!

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Chocolate Strawberry Jam

I was a little surprised to go through the blog stats recently and discover that the white chocolate raspberry jam is the most viewed post. Don’t get me wrong, it is so incredibly delicious and easy, I just didn’t realize that many people would be interested in a homemade jam. In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up I have another jam for you, chocolate strawberry. After all, chocolate covered strawberries are heavenly!

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