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Easy refrigerator homemade jams, preserves, chutney, and compote recipes. No canning required.

pumpkin butter ingredients in a slow cooker
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Pumpkin Butter Recipe

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It’s October and pumpkins are everywhere! Learn how to make pumpkin butter with this super simple slow cooker recipe.  My little 1. 5 quart slow cooker is perfect for these type of small batch recipes.  How to make pumpkin butter in under an hour. You can certainly make this recipe […]

bowl of homemade cranberry sauce
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Easy Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

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I love cranberries, so I decided to make this basic cranberry  sauce recipe. with orange juice.  Cranberry sauce isn’t just for holidays or turkey sandwiches, try some on pancakes, pork chops, stirred into yogurt, dolloped onto Brie cheese, or one of my favorites, topped on cheesecake. Cooking Tips: Be sure […]

jar of homemade apple butter
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How to Make Apple Butter

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I recently learned how to make apple butter and I was a little embarrassed it took me so long to start making my own since its so easy. Apples have so many varieties with subtle differences in taste that you can combine varieties to come up with your own perfect […]

homemade biscuits topped with strawberry rhubarb jam on white plate
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How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

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Rhubarb is in season, read on to learn how to make no pectin strawberry rhubarb jam the easy way.  For years I resisted making my own jam because I didn’t want the hassle of a canning process.  One evening while on a walk I was listening to a favorite podcast, […]

small mason jars of homemade lemon curd
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Lemon Curd Recipe

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Follow these tips to make sure your lemon curd comes out smooth and creamy. Best saucepan for cooking lemon curd. Use a Stainless steel or enameled cast iron, I use my Staub 1.5 quart pan when making a small batch, or my Mauviel Jam Pan for larger amounts.    Don’t […]