Sunday, August 18, 2019

Canning Jam and Making Cookies and Tricks...


Had a hankering for homemade jam!  That stuff you buy in the market is to darn sweet!  So, I bought some strawberries and raspberries and made my own...It turned out great.  With the recipe I used, I cut the sugar back from seven cups to four cups of sugar.  Boy, what a difference it made!  Good stuff...


Also made kosher dills...Larry wanted me to add red chili peppers to them as an experiment...I did...They are really good but a bit too spicy for me even though, he loves them.  Glad I didn't add them to all the jars!
 
Made bread and butter pickles too...yummy with almost anything... especially my favorite, fried chicken!


And also made blackberry and some cherry. 

Made cookies...

Also made my own Buttermilk ranch dressing.  Much better than store bought!


And I ran out of cookie cooling rack space so I created my own!  Cheesy looking but it works.


Well, it's been a few weeks since my last post.  Been a little busy canning and baking...and generally being lazy. 
See the last photo of the crumpled up parchment paper?  Well it's a trick I learned to make your paper lay right where you want it!
Crumple it up, wet it a bit, squeeze out any excess water then open it back up and lay it out on your baking sheet or pan!  Works great and doesn't affect the food.
Well, I've bored you enough today.  Hope you are enjoying August...it's high heat and dry here in central Texas.  We need rain.
Oh well...it's August.  
Coming to check on you!  Enjoy your day...

11 comments:

Jeanette said...

Girl, you HAVE been busy! Everything you made looks so delicious, too! Yummy!!

Ann said...

WOW, you have been busy. Everything looks really good though.

Lin said...

Everything looks so delicious! I love bread and butter chips, but I have never made my own. Love the parchment paper idea!

Sally said...

You're a busy little thing! It all looks good, and sounds great. I remember Mama made bread and butter pickles; so tasty and I believe they were like 'refrigerator' made with no cooking.

Well as you know, I was born blonde and I don't get it about the parchment paper. Just one of about 6 million 200 thousand things. :)

xoxo

Lee said...

You certainly have been a busy girl! A few years ago I used to make jams, pickles and chutneys...and sell them for a little stand on the roadside of this property each Sunday morning. No longer do I do so. Yours look delicious...as do the cookies! :) Yum!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You have been a busy 🐝! I make homemade jam too, Donna, and always have some jars in my pantry. All your canning looks wonderful, and so do your cookies. There’s so much yumminess from your kitchen.

Jenny said...

Well aren't you clever! I heard that parchment paper trick recently, somewhere else, and wondered if it really worked. Your jam making reminded me of how my m-i-l always said to follow the recipe but "short the sugar" ... haahaaha SOOOO much better! There's too much sugar in everything. My mouth was watering at all of your creations ... I love pickles and I'm with Larry: the spicier the better! Love you girl xoxo

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Nita Jo said...

I've been catching up on your posts! All that yummy goodness you've canned and baked! Wow! The Roberts Farms made me smile... that's my maiden name, you know. Probably one of my distant cousins. Haha!

I haven't written on my blog in quite a while. Hope to get back at it one of these days. Sending you Big HUGS!!!


Sally said...

Ahem! Are you still canning, baking, etc?

xoxo