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

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(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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Cinnamon Pear Jam

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Pears aren’t a fruit I normally come by during the canning season, which is why I was so excited when my husband’s aunt let us have access to her pear tree this year. I immediately knew what I wanted to make with her pears: pear-cinnamon jam from Food in Jars blog. I’ve had my eye… 

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Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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When the holidays come around I think of large stuffed turkeys with all the fixin’s, the aroma of fresh herbs like rosemary and sage, and a tart but fresh tasting cranberry sauce. With all the fresh cranberries available around here the sweet cranberry jelly log that comes in the can just won’t be found on… 

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Pumpkin Butter

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We’ve got an abundance of pumpkins in our family garden this year, so I thought it’d be fun to roast a few of our extras for pumpkin puree and pumpkin butter. I’m especially excited about the pumpkin butter because there’s so much you can do with it. You can go simple and spread it over… 

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Raw Salted Caramel Dip

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Occasionally I run across an idea that makes me think why didn’t I think of that? That’s what happened when I first stumbled upon Sarah Britton’s recipe for raw salted caramel dip over on My New Roots. It’s rich, delicious, and much healthier than real salted caramel. And it’s the perfect accompaniment to all those… 

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Orange Creamsicle Jelly

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There aren’t many foods I enjoy more than a slice of toasted bread (homemade, of course) topped with a little butter and jam, which is why I always enjoy experimenting with different recipes for jams and jellies. Not only do my homemade fruit preserves make it possible to store the flavor of summer all year… 

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