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Jar of strawberry jam with berries on wooden background

Strawberry Freezer Jam

This is an absolutely amazing recipe adapted from the cookbook “Cooking from Quilt Country” by Marcia Adams that was originally published in the late 1980’s. There are many great “old-fashioned” recipes in the book and this is one of my favorites. The best time of year to make this is […]

 
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Marinara Sauce (Basic Red Sauce)

In August of 2017 our oldest, Ian, became engaged to his wife, Amanda. As part of Amanda’s family tradition, the two families prepared and shared a meal together to celebrate their engagement. As part of the meal Amanda’s stepfather prepared marinara. I asked for his recipe, and he said he […]

 
Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

This Homemade Tomato Sauce is one of the very best ways to preserve the wonderful fresh flavor of summer tomatoes for use in the off months. You can use it in soups, sauces, casseroles, stews, etc. I wouldn’t use most typical grocery store fresh tomatoes to make this recipe. I […]

 
Gremolata

Gremolata

Gremolata is an Italian condiment that can be sprinkled on almost anything including hummus, pizza, pasta, and soup. It can be made by hand; just be sure everything is finely chopped. You can also make it in a food processor, especially if you need a lot.