Category:  The Gift of Food

Blueberry Lime Jam

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 15/07
Blueberry Lime Jam

One of my fondest memories from my grandmother’s dinner table is, silly as it may sound, her jelly bread.  Plain old sandwich bread was an economical filler that… Read More »

Shortcut Soft Pretzels

In Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 13/06
Shortcut Soft Pretzels

Throughout all my years of being a mom, I can say with 100% certainty that my favorite gifts have been homemade.   A handcrafted bracelet, a jar of carefully… Read More »

Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)

In Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04
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Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring,… Read More »

Maple Tamari Roasted Almonds and Cashews

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food, Vegetarian
by Ann on 28/01
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These tasty little bites are a sweet-and-savory spin on my classic recipe for Tamari Almonds.  People often use tamari as a gluten-free option to soy sauce, but after reading… Read More »

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 »

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 »