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  • Pink Apple Jam Recipe
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    Pink Apple Jam Recipe

    I have been busy over the past week processing the apples from my Jonathan apple tree. I have made many quarts of applesauce. My husband bought me a peeler and corer, which made preparing apples for applesauce so much easier. However, I hated wasting all the peels. I thus tried my hand at pink apple […] More

  • Mint Jelly Recipe
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    Mint Jelly Recipe

    Last year I grew a couple of mint plants in containers on my patio. Apparently some of the mint escaped because I have a huge volunteer mint plant growing in the landscaping next to my patio. I am perfectly happy to have mint growing in my garden, especially if the mint crowds out weeds. Yesteryear […] More

  • Pink Apple Jelly Recipe
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    Pink Apple Jelly Recipe

    I currently have two apple trees in my front yard. The Jonathan apple tree produced approximately 1000 apples this year. I have thus been busy making and canning applesauce. My husband bought me a peeler and corer, which made the task so much quicker and so much easier. I can make my own chunky applesauce […] More

  • Pickled Carrots Recipe
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    Pickled Carrots Recipe

    On a recent trip to California, my family discovered pickled carrots. I have made many kinds of pickled cucumbers in the past, so I decided to try my hand at pickled carrots. Using a few basic ingredients, I came up with a recipe that my family loved. I chose to can in a water-bath, but […] More

  • Easy Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe
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    Easy Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

    Autumn is my favorite time of the year. One of my favorite parts of the season is apples. I have two apple trees in my yard, so I get plenty of homegrown apples each fall. One recipe that I love making for my family is apple butter. My homemade recipe is super easy to make […] More