Strawberry Freezer Jam, made w/ Instant ClearJel®

Strawberry Freezer Jam
This gorgeous ruby red jam is definitely a favorite family recipe!

Although I personally didn’t come up with the recipe, I’ve been lovin’ and making this recipe for over 3 decades now!

What’s great about this SOFT-SERVE JAM; it DOES NOT set up firm like the 
“run of the mill” pectin jams do.
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Cream Cheese Pie: Strawberry, Banana & Blueberry “Beautiful Old Glory”

Post Update: 7-22-12

  “Beautiful Old Glory”  

I love the month of JULY.

I should mention… the glaze for the strawberries, I use, is simply my homemade Strawberry Jam recipe, which I most often make [fresh] with Instant ClearJel®. My adult children still rave about how amazing it is; even frozen and thawed, it’s so easy to use too.Read the rest

Monthly FRUIT Harvests (General LIST for USA & UK)

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I love the “fruit” seasons for harvesting fresh fruit. Thank goodness for (grocery stores) and the freezer, so “jam, jelly, and pie” seasons can be extended.

However, (local) seasonal fruit always tastes by far the best. For your specific area – i.e.: USA States – look here, but note several links may become broken.Read the rest

Great Year: Top Ten Blog Posts… 2010 – 2011

To celebrate the NEW YEAR allow me to list last year’s “Top Ten Posts”.
10. Wheat flour’s ALWAYS BEST GROUND fresh at home;
I’ve helped several get their own Magic Mill (stone grinder)
grinds the very best flours… really it just does!… Read the rest

Buttermilk Pie Crust

This has become my go-to recipe. Mix, chill, roll, and learn the secret to baking perfect pie crusts and/or shells.

Buttermilk Pie Crust
Adapted by Sharon Anne
Source: Lion House Pies cookbook

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt (see note below)
1/2 cup Crisco, butter-flavored shortening
2 Tbsp butter, UNSALTED
3/4 cup (to 1 cup) buttermilk

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Great Time Decorating Pies: Pumpkin

  Decorative Leaf Pie Crust

This lovely leaf design just perfect for your holiday pumpkin pie! 

It’s been my most popular post (by a landslide!). You use pastry stamps; please read the directions for when to apply the leaves! 

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