Homemade Raspberry Jam

How to Make Homemade Raspberry Jam without Fruit Pectin Those $1 raspberries were irresistible yesterday, so I am at it again … Round 2 on jam without fruit pectin.  I really just tweaked my blackberry jam and am winging it! 100% trial and error. I wasn’t pleased with the consistency of …

Homemade Sour Cream

Home to Make Homemade Sour Cream There is a difference between cultured sour cream and sour(ed) cream and today am making sour(ed) cream since I am using buttermilk instead of active milk cultures. I found a recipe at “Mother Earth News” and followed it using my homemade buttermilk. Homemade Sour …

Homemade Blackberry Jam

How to Make Jam without Fruit Pectin For starters I am no scientist and am sharing this information out of my own logical thinking and experience! If you have a more scientific explanation or information to set my thought process straight, please share … it will not hurt my feelings, …

Shredded Cheese

How to Replace Shredded Cheese Almost five years ago I attended a Pampered Chef kick off party when a dear friend of mine decided to become a consultant. It was at this time I never looked at shredded cheese the same again! The next time you get the chance to …

Homemade Maple Syrup

How to Make Homemade Maple Syrup So I made an attempt this morning and it turned out somewhat of a failure only because I thought it was too runny and I boiled my syrup for too long.  When it finally came to room temperature it had crystallized and was completely …

Homemade Strawberry Jam

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Jam We needed some jam to go with our homemade peanut butter and I refrained from purchasing any when I was at the store this last time. All I have to say is this blog as brought a WHOLE new meaning to grocery shopping for …

Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter I have to be quick today, it’s game day! Today’s item does involve the need for extra equipment so this may or may not be doable for you. I have a very gracious sister who let me take care of her food processor while …

Homemade Ranch Dressing

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing Today’s homemade item is one I have been doing since the Christmas holidays when I needed ranch dressing and didn’t feel like running to the store for the umpteenth time that week … which led me to grab my phone and start searching.  My …