Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade

Years ago years ago, I found this great recipe for Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade on a blog called FrostedBakeshop. The original was twice as much, and the bloggers suggest dividing it into two batches.

Since there’s just the two of us, I simply cut the recipe down to 4 servings.
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Apricot & Pineapple Jam

Wash your half-pint or pint jars, lids and rings in soapy, water. Sterilize them, covered 10 minutes, in boiling water.

Apricot 🍑 Pineapple🍍Jam
Yield: 10 cups (or half-pints)

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5 1/2 cups apricots, crushed (4 lbs apricot halves)
1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar or Whey Low D Sweetener – 2 lbs
7 Tbsp regular cooked-type ClearJel® (for canning)
OR 4 Tbsp Instant ClearJel® ® (if freezing, see Notes*)
1/4 cup lemon juice, bottled (or 2 lemons)
1 Tbsp corn syrup (aids w/storage, if freezing in bags)
Directions:
1. In a food processor, pulse to crush apricots.
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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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Daddy’s Oatmeal Cookies (& GF Version)



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Don’t you just love family traditions…

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When I was little, my mom originally made these delightful cookies for daddy & us kids. Once I became a teenager, the responsibility and wooden spoon were handed down to me. So, whenever dad hollered, “Mom, how about some Daddy’s Oatmeal Cookies?”, I was the one now in charge, and then when my son became a teenager, I handed him the wooden spoon.Read the rest

Broccoli Craisin Salad!

This is a favorite salad you can make all-year-long, so as long as you have fresh broccoli on hand. It’s a perfect salad to make any time of the year.

Broccoli Salad

1 lb fresh broccoli pieces

1 1/4 cups light mayo
1/2 cup baked bacon
1/2 cup Craisins
1/4 sm red onion
2 Tbsp pecans
2 Tbsp sugar (or Whey Low Sugar substitute)
3/4 capsful red wine vinegar

Chop broccoli stems, and then break off the florets.

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Cinnamon Honey Butter

This butter’s flavor is similar to Texas Road House’s secret butter. Perfect for rolls, pancakes & waffles, biscuits – whatever. 
  
Also see related post: My “Butter’s” Keeper!

Credit: allrecipes.com

Cinnamon Honey Butter


1/2 cup salted butter, SOFTENED
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup powdered sugar, or Whey Low Powder*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
(Or spice blend, see below)
Touch of vanilla extract

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