Category: Cooking at Home

Hats off to Tina Manley

Hats off to Tina Manley

Hi Busy Mama Reader, This is a pic that I must share. This is the food storage room of one, Tina Manely. She is part of the same canning group, Rebel Canners on FB. My first response when I saw her picture was WOW and Read More…

Super Easy Recipe to Can Peach Jam !

Super Easy Recipe to Can Peach Jam !

Looking for a super easy recipe to can peach jam? You found it! Ingredients 6 lbs of peaches- rinsed well, 6 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Directions: Rinse 6 lbs of peaches well and put in pot, pour sugar over Read More…

Super Easy Recipe to Can Apricot Jam !

Super Easy Recipe to Can Apricot Jam !

Ez Apricot Jam

Looking for a super easy recipe to can apricot jam? You found it!

Ingredients

4lbs Apricots- rinsed well, 5 1/2 cups of sugar, and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Directions:

    Rinse 4 lbs of Apricots well and put in pot, pour sugar over apricots, place lid on pot leaving a sliver of inside pot still viewable. Turn on burner to lowest setting and check back in 10 min to stir and stir occasionally until fruit and sugar heat up. Once moderately warm, increase heat closer to medium and stir every 5 min.

    Stir every five minutes until it starts showing small bubbles. Stir in the lemon juice as it boils consistently until you see the jam begin to gel. It is now time to pour the jam into the jars. Use a funnel and a ladle to pour in the hot jam stopping an inch from the top.

    Clean the rim of each jar with a damp paper towel before setting on a lid and a ring. Tighten the jar firm by hand and place in water bath canner. Once all jars are in canner and water is at least an inch higher than the tallest jar. Place lid on canner, and turn burner on medium and cover jar. If you start with hot water, and put in jars with hot jam, canner will reach boiling sooner.

    Boil for 10 min. Turn off burner and pull out each jar carefully on to tea towel. Leave the jars there until they all ping and cool. Once cool clean outside of jar and place on shelf for 24-48 hours to relax.

    Optional: Adding vinegar to your canning water before you begin the water bath.

    While this is not necessary, if you have a high mineral content in your water, the vinegar keeps the jars from looking cloudy.

Questiona that I received through email.

1.Did I cut the apricots in half and remove the pits?
Answer: No, as the sugar and apricots heat up, the fruit loses shape and the pits come out. I took a spoon to easily pick out the pits (dark in color).

2. How much does this make? Well 4lbs of apricots made 4 – 8oz jars and 1 – 16 oz jar.

Do you have any questions on Super Easy Apricot Jam Recipe? Please email and let me know.

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Homemade Plum Jam made with …

Homemade Plum Jam made with …

You thought I would write love, huh? too corny.. made with fun maybe. Homemade Plum Jam made with organic plums, organic sugar, and no pectin. Sure was good, I kept some for us and gave jars away.

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

canned potato jars

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

The canner was so big that I put it in the cabinet and left it there. Three years ago I watched a video on pressure canning and I liked the idea so much that I bought canner online right away. While I waited for its arrival, I thought of everything that I could can. I thought of how would save us money and we would have no reason to eat out. The day came and the canner arrived, my excitement came to a pause, the canner was big. It was big and intimidating so I put in the cabinet.

Fast forward to today after three years of watching more canning videos , I decided that it was time. First project potatoes and I followed Linda’s video on Linda’s Pantry. It was all so easy and the potatoes came out great! I can not wait to can again. We should’ve learned this skill in school in place of pe!

So, Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out! Until later thanks for coming!
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Pizza – Gone in Very Little Time.

Pizza – Gone in Very Little Time.

I would have had pics of all three pizzas but the boys at two of them in seconds.

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

The best bagel is toasted just right sliced in half, topped with cream cheese, a slice of onion, and a slice of tomato. And if at all possible, a nice piece of lox. Yum!

Making My First Batch of Chicken Noodle Soup. :)

Like 2018, where I made the resolution to make all breads and tortillas our family consumed the whole year, I started 2019 with the pledge to learn how to make our favorite soups from scratch and to learn how to can. Tonight I made chicken noodle soup accompanied with homemade french bread. The meal came out great, my own pictures won’t follow but below is the recipe image and it looked just like that.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Amish White Bread- Winner!

Amish White Bread- Winner!

Amish White Bread- Winner! Big Family HomesteadA Shout Out to Big Family Homestead on Youtube! I have been learning how to bake bread by watching your videos. Thanks! So below is my latest accomplishment in the baking , Amish White Bread. French bread was a Read More…

I Made A Resolution in 2018

I Made A Resolution in 2018

I made a resolution in 2018 that I would no longer purchase tortillas, bread, bagels, pizza etc.. that all of it had to be made at home. Today is 2/5, I have not blown it yet and everyone really likes it. 🙂 Dinner tonight was Read More…

Paleo Pancakes.. OMg!

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I made these, they were exceptionally good. I got the recipe from

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