Homemade Apricot Syrup Recipe

Summer|Butter|Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings
I have an awesome apricot tree in my yard and this year it is just loaded with apricots. I love to make use of my apricots as much as possible. I make fruit leather, dehydrate my fruit, make smoothies, I have canned canned apricots, made homemade jam,... Read this post

Gardening & Raspberry Jam

Summer|Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings|DIY
Garden Tips & Tidbits: Turning your Harvest into Jam! My garden is going through a raspberry explosion!! Remember when I showed you how to prune raspberries earlier this year? Well, here are my raspberry bushes now...and HEAVY with delicious... Read this post

Homemade Fruit Roll Recipe

Egg Free|Healthy|Appetizers and Snacks
We love making fruit rolls at our house. My family just gobbles them up. Fruit rolls are a great way to use your fruit that has been sitting on the counter for too long too. You will need: Strawberries Lime Juice {optional} Sweetener: I use... Read this post

How to Cut and Freeze Mango

Fruits|Tips|Canning & Preserving
Mango Freezes Easily I love mango! When I buy a big box of mangoes my family can not eat all of them before they start to get old, so it works really well to freeze them. Then I can use my frozen mango to make smoothie recipes. When I was in the Philippines I... Read this post

How to Make Applesauce

Gluten Free|Apple|Canning & Preserving
{Pin This} Making your own applesauce is so easy. This homemade applesauce can be made in less than 20 minutes. The best varieties of apples for  a good apple sauce are;  Empire, Gala, Braeburn, Jonagold, or McIntosh. 4 apples - peeled, cored... Read this post

How to Dry Pears and Make Pear Fruit Leather

Gluten Free|Summer|Canning & Preserving
Dried pears are my favorite dried fruit! It you wait until they are nice and ripe they are naturally sweet and delicious as dried fruit. Ever since I bought my dehydrator I have dried pears. My favorite pear to dry is the Bartlett pear. I think... Read this post

Preserving Summer’s Bounty {Roasted Tomato Sauce}

Egg Free|Oven|Healthy
{Pin This} It's hard to believe that summer's seriously over. Personally, I'd like to protest. Anyone? However, there are good things that come after the summer. Like my daughter going to Kindergarden. And wearing fleece jackets and my yoga pants again.... Read this post

How to Freeze Peaches

Summer|Tips|Smoothies
I love peaches!  One of my favorite things to do with my fresh peaches is to freeze them.  Freezing them seems to preserve that fresh flavor of the peach and frozen peaches are great to throw into a smoothie or thaw quickly for a desert, pancake... Read this post

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: How to Freeze Green Beans

Summer|Canning & Preserving
Right off the bat, I'd just want to say that I'd really like to change the title of this blog post to: "Why I chose freezing my beans over pressure canning them". I have so much to say about this! But knowing how search engines work on the internet, "How... Read this post

Homemade Jam Recipe {How To Can}

Canning & Preserving
Last Saturday, as I was working at our local farmers’ market, I picked up a flat of these beauties. They’re silvanberries, a beautiful hybrid of marion and boysenberries. Like most local berries (and completely UNLIKE berries shipped from out of state),... Read this post