Homemade Blackberry Jam

Homemade Blackberry Jam

Every summer when the weather starts to get warm, my mom and I set aside a date to pick blackberries. I always look forward to spending the day with her in the summer sun, talking and exchanging stories while we pick berries. I really cherish our mother-daughter time now that I have a family of… 

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Homemade Marionberry Jam

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Meet Chelsia, our newest blog contributor! Chels is a native Oregonian who dreams of living with all four seasons in Central Oregon. She’s a wife and stay at home mom to her three vivacious kiddos whom she home schools. When she’s not schooling or chasing after her munchkins, she enjoys reading, bubble baths, and finding… 

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Canning & Preserve Recipes

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‘Tis the season for garden harvesting and berry picking. We’ve got lots of great recipes for you to try. Start planning your pickling, preserving and vegetable canning this summer with these great recipes from the My Own Ideas team! And don’t forget to order your personalized canning labels and tags to transform your jars into… 

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe from My Own Labels #canning #preserves #labels

(Used in this project: Canning Labels and Small Diamond Tags in Treasury style.) The summer sun warming fields of berries makes for only a few weeks a year where the strawberries are at the peak of sweetness. The richness of flavor may be fleeting in the fresh berries, but if you snap up a bunch… 

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Olive and Fig Tapenade

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(Used in this project: Circle Canning Labels and Scallop Tags in Casablanca style.) There seems to be no end to the combination of sweet and salty recipes out there and I can certainly see why. The balance of strong, sometimes conflicting flavors makes your mouth sing and your stomach call out for more. The addition… 

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Squash Molasses

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Last summer I added winter squash to the regular vegetables I grow in my garden. I adore the taste of it, whether it is Acorn, Delicata, Hubbard or one of the many other varieties. Maybe it’s the way my mom served it; baked in the oven, with a bit of butter, brown sugar and salt…. 

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