Got a bushel or two of peaches, apples, berries, etc? OAMC!!! A fresh fruit ready (home)made pie filling that you simply defrost, pour into pie crust and bake for wonderful pies, cobblers, etc. Great for gift giving also. I've done this tequnique for years and it's always been a no fail recipe. This recipe multiplies easily so double, triple, etc. away depending on how much fruit you have to use.
These refrigerator pickles are easy and versatile. The recipe calls for cauliflower and carrots but you can use any equivalent amount of cucumbers, broccoli, peppers, brussels sprouts, baby squash or baby zucchini. These will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator. This recipe comes from the Chicago Tribune Good Eating section. Prep time does not include standing and chilling time.
Another of grandma's specialty jams; she got this from a childhood friend of hers. If you're familiar with jam making, these instructions will probably be very clear to you. But for me--I'd need a book like "Preserving for Dummies":) I wonder if there is a book like that, and if there is, let me know!!!! *Again, I'm estimating that prep time and cooking time are both the same--I'm not sure and the recipe doesn't say, so if you know, note me with times and I'll post them.*
Posted in response to a request. I haven't tried this, but love the idea of using that which would normally be tossed to make something delightful. Cook time is approximate and does not include water bath time.
I found this on a New Zealand site. Sounded interesting so I've posted it to share. Quantity is only a guess as I haven't made this myself yet, but I do intend to soon. Please remember that this is a preserve. The marmalade needs to sit for at least 6 weeks before you try it.
This is a wonderful way to use the fresh basil from your garden. I've been meaning to make this forever and am so glad I finally did. Delicious, easy, unusual and a beautiful green color. Would make an excellent gift for the holidays. Wonderful as an appetizer with cream cheese and crackers. I found this in Taste of Home by Sue Gronholz, who also suggests combining a jar with one cup of barbecue sauce and simmering mini meatballs or cocktail wieners in the mixture. This recipe assumes knowledge of hot water bath canning. Detailed directions can be found in the Canning Forum.
Delightful change from Applesauce. Very juicy with a nice chunky consistency. Not overly sweet. This is my own creation. Of course you don't have to can this recipe, just stop at #9. It is a simple recipe and easy enough to cut down the amount also.