DIY: Easy Pear Jam Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Cups of Finely Chopped Pears 1/2 Cup of Water 5 Cups of Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 1 Box of Dried Pectin 1 Tablespoon of Butter

(Butter not pictured)















DIY: Easy Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Cup of Jalapeno Peppers 2 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar 6 Cups of Sugar 2 Pouches 0f Liquid Pectin (3 Ounces Each) *Red or Green Food Coloring (Optional)


























DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe Ingredients: 5 Cups of Blackberries 7 Cups of Sugar 1 (1 3/4 ounce) pack of dry Pectin
























1) After carefully measuring out the blackberries, pour […]

DIY: Making Pectin

Pectin is a naturally occurring extract made by boiling apples. It is also the thing you add to jelly or jam to make it gel, otherwise you are just left with a fruity liquid. If you make your own jelly and jam then you probably go through a lot of pectin. If you are buying […]

Homemade Gifts

Greetings everyone,

Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about homemade gifts. I thought it would be a great topic for the holiday season. Originally, I was resistant to the idea. I think years of watching movies and television had made me value the wrong things. It wasn’t until I actually grew mint,made jelly […]

Making Apple Butter


8-12 apples 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/2 cup of honey 1/2 cup of water


Apple Butter cooking in the crockpot




















Begin by rinsing apples Then core and slice the apples, but do not […]

Making Mint Jelly

I made mint jelly last night from mint in my garden and thought I’d share the recipe. Mint jelly is delicious if you haven’t ever had it. My wife’s favorite dish is lamb which just happens to be 500 times better with mint jelly. Mint jelly is also good with pork or on a cracker with cream cheese. […]