Thursday, January 3, 2008

Let's jam

I love, love, love making jam, jelly, and preserves. It tastes so much better when you make it yourself. Addison and I made some apple cider jelly this fall. I thought I had made enough to last the winter, and still have some to give away as Christmas presents, but before I knew it we were out!
This time of year berries are so expensive, so we decided to make pineapple jelly, using organic pineapple juice. It is so yummy, and will get eaten up very quickly I am sure.

I use Blue Ribbon Preserves for all my jams and jellies. It has so many great recipes from onion jelly, to maple syrup jelly.
Next on my list is pepper jelly. It is so good with crackers and cream cheese. There also some great recipes for pie filling that will make great gifts!
Oh boy, suddenly I am very hungry!


Heather said...

I am downright impressed!

Claremont First Ward said...

I can't believe it. You make your own preserves, too? You're REALLY starting to make me look bad. Good thing my hubby doesn't know about you and get any ideas about what else I could be doing. ha ha.

Anonymous said...

So, how can I bribe you for a smackerel of that pineapple jam? Sounds absolutely yummy!!!


Christina J. said...

This makes me think of making jam with my grandma when I was young. I've never tried making any on my own. Maybe I should!

Steph said...

I made blueberry jam for the first time this year - my first jam excursion. It was great fun and makes great gifts, as you mentioned! I even got to pick the berries! You've inspired me to make more.

Shannon said...

I love this! And as I was reading through this post I was wondering how hard it would be to make pepper jelly because it is so yummy with cream cheese and crackers and VOILA you mention just that thing. I will for sure be back to see what fun things you are up to!