Category:  The Gift of Food

Pancakes in a Jar

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12
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Who doesn’t love to start a weekend morning with a tall stack of pancakes? In our rush to get out the door for Saturday morning sports practices or… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11
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Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

No-Sugar Homemade Jam (choose your favorite flavor–even use frozen fruit–in this easy, small batch recipe)

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/09
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Healthy jam that tastes great…really?  The perks of this no-sugar recipe, however, extend beyond the obvious health benefits.  The flavor may be varied according to preference and what’s… Read More »

Old-Fashioned Horseradish Pickles

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 05/08
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When I saw it in the pages of a feed store magazine, this recipe brought back an instant memory of a gallon jar of pickles on my grandmother’s… Read More »

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels

In Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 14/06
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My kids and I are wishing my husband an early Happy Father’s Day so we can share this fun recipe in time for others to whip up a… Read More »

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 21/05
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Over the last couple weeks, I’ve noticed rhubarb reappearing at our local farmers markets.  I have held out buying any as the two rhubarb plants in our backyard… Read More »

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

In Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Pasta, Slow Cooker, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04
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Note:  I am bringing this much-loved sauce to the top of the page for a couple of reasons. First, I have some complimentary recipes coming soon!  Additionally, I… Read More »

Chunky Homemade Granola Snack Mix

In Breakfast Foods, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/03
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Mixing Chunky Homemade Granola with dried cranberries, cashews, and white chocolate chips makes a snack mix so incredibly delicious with the added benefits of being mostly healthy and portable…. Read More »

Chunky Homemade Granola

In Breakfast Foods, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 03/03
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Perfectly crunchy, not overly sweet, and loaded with chunks, this granola recipe makes two big baking sheets full and is a welcome breakfast or satisfying snack. It’s basic… Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and other Valentine Treats

In Cookies & Candy, Frozen Treats, Fruits & Veggies, Holidays, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 11/02
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Can it be that Valentine’s Day is this week?  Wasn’t it just New Years…Thanksgiving for that matter??  Where does the time go? In addition to Valentine’s Day, February… Read More »