Category Archives: Desserts

No Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Bites for National Chocolate Chip Day


SHARE THIS PAGE: So, the timing of this post is quite good for our household…as the last weeks of school are now upon us, and between concerts, field trips, end of year school projects & events, the normal stuff of work, and a daunting new project, I find I’m living with this constant sense that I’m forgetting […]

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How to Can Apple Pie Filling with Simply Canning

Canned Apple Pie Filling Orchard Road Jars


SHARE THIS PAGE: Simply Canning, is a great resource for information on canning safety, recipes, canning tips, how to’s and product reviews. The articles are easy to read and understand, The information is valid for a newbie & veteran canners.   If you haven’t checked it out, yet…you should! Sharon Peterson, the woman behind Simply Canning, is […]

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Preserving Peaches


SHARE THIS PAGE: Here in Lancaster, PA, we’re just now heading into Peach Picking time for freestone Peaches and are super excited! We’re watching Cherry Hill Orchard’s site to see when they’re officially available and when the Pick-Your-Own opens up. We wanted to pass along some delicious ways to put up those sweet fruits! Peach […]

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Using Lavender in a Preserver’s Kitchen


SHARE THIS PAGE: We made Lavender Jelly with Pomona’s Pectin earlier this year and were happy with how easy it was and delighted in the color and flavor! It got rave reviews by many of the Farm Show attendees, who also thought it would be perfect in an elegant brunch spread or as shower favors. […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up


SHARE THIS PAGE: Depending on which growing zone you’re in, rhubarb season may already be in full force, or it may just be beginning to show up in smallish bundles at the market. Often, the Red Variety of Rhubarb is most popular – that rosy hue just pops in those gorgeous foody posts- so it’s […]

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Preserves in Action – Easy Hand Pies


SHARE THIS PAGE: These little treats have become a new favorite for our family. Earlier this fall, during a very cool spell, I volunteered to bring a simple packed supper for my in-laws to enjoy with us as we saved our spaces and waited for our local parade. I was thinking something warm and on […]

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Good Food to Share – 10 Recipes


SHARE THIS PAGE: Throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season, it seems there is always a potluck, a get-together, or an office party that you need to prepare a dish, or treat for. Or, maybe you need to help out a friend who just had a baby, or there’s an impromptu neighborly get […]

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DIY – How to make your own Vanilla Extract


SHARE THIS PAGE: Have you ever wondered if it is cheaper to make your own vanilla extract? We were quite curious about the real savings, and we’ve wanted to try making our own extract for a long time. We also thought that homemade vanilla extract would make great holiday gifts. Since we are in gift […]

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Fun Ideas for Summer Celebrations


SHARE THIS PAGE: After the winter that lasted forever and the spring that never seemed to take hold (golf shirt weather one day, fleece jackets the next?) we are so ready to gear up for summer, especially summer celebrations. Well, technically, Memorial Day comes before the official start of summer, but you get the idea. […]

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Valentine’s Day Ideas


SHARE THIS PAGE: Valentine’s Day is almost here! We’ve found so many cute ideas for this love filled holiday, here’s a few of our favorites. This recipe for heart topped cherry pies in a jar, is sure to steal anybody’s heart. Make this yummy Chex mix and put it in a jar – perfect for […]

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