Celebrate the arrival of fall with a delicious batch of pumpkin butter. If you make it in the crockpot, it’ll practically make itself. Here’s my recipe:
Last month, I decided to add my juicer to the pile of stuff headed out in our next yard sale. I hadn’t used it in ages. Then, I started working on my crabapple jelly recipe, and I came across an old forum thread deep in the recesses of the Interwebs where someone mentioned using their juicer to make jelly. Could you do that? Suddenly my juicer seemed interesting again.
So, my husband unearthed my juicer from the yard sale pile, and I got busy experimenting. Turns out you can make jelly in a juicer, and it can be a huge time-saver. Let me show you how I did it, and what I learned. [Read more…]
Last weekend while we were at the cabin, I picked crabapples. We inherited two crabapple trees with the property. [Read more…]
When you’ve eaten all the grilled summer squash and zucchini bread that you can stomach, and you still have loads of summer squash on your hands, make pickles. I landed on this idea last summer, and it’s a definite keeper. Since I already had a sweet refrigerator pickle recipe that I loved, I just adapted it a bit, and the results are nothing short of fantastic.
It makes beautiful green and yellow pickles that are ready to eat in as little as two days. Flavor-wise, they’re the best pickles I’ve ever eaten. In fact, I didn’t even bother to make regular, cucumber pickles last year. They just seem boring in comparison. Want to make a batch? Here’s the recipe. [Read more…]
Quick somebody make some biscuits. I currently have four jars of crabapple butter in my fridge, and I’m dying to crack one open. The smell. The taste. The color. It’s fall in a jar.
But don’t take my word for it. Make some, and see for yourself. Here’s my recipe. [Read more…]