Kitchen

Please Help Answer A Reader’s Question About Sugarless Jam

Homemade Jams,Fruit Butters & Jellies

I received a comment this morning that I’d like to share with all of my readers. I have no experience  with diabetes or with sugarless jams or jellies so I’m of absolutely no help at all. But I know that some of you know about this and may be of help. What follows below is…

Jam Without Pectin – What You Need To Know

Free Peaches

Well wasn’t I hopping mad yesterday morning. I had plans to make peach jam from frozen peaches that had been in the freezer since last September. I like to use pectin when I make jams and jellies because it saves time and stove fuel. I also think pectin jams have a slightly better taste. But…

Baking Soda For Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs?

Fresh Collected Eggs For Water Glass

I’m always on the prowl for an easy to peel method for hard-boiled eggs using freshly laid eggs. I maintain that perfect and easy to peel hard-boiled eggs result from using old eggs and never fresh ones. If I know ahead of time that I’ll need hard-boiled eggs, I allow washed, freshly laid eggs to…

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

An American ClassicRice pudding is a favorite around here. My husband likes it for breakfast and I like it anytime. It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover rice. There are many different variations of rice pudding found around the world. The recipe below is classic American Farmhouse cuisine. Rice Pudding Heaping ⅓ Cup of…

The Best Time To Make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut In A Crock

The moon’s monthly cycle and its effect upon the earth is more important than most modern people realize. For many hundreds of years, folk wisdom has instructed us to make sauerkraut only during the time when the moon is new and up until the first quarter. That’s because when you do so, there is  plenty…

Ball Jar Heritage Collection Pint Jars

100th anniversary Ball Aniversersy Mason Jars

I ordered some 100th anniversary Ball Anniversary Mason Jars earlier this week and they came today. I’m not 100% happy with them. That’s because the “Heritage Collection” jars are absolutely not the “period correct” color that was advertised. The jars to the left of the above photo are the correct color blue. Sure the 100th…