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Category Archive: Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Amazing No Fail Strawberry Fig Jam plus Tasty Tuesdays

Amazing No Fail Strawberry Fig Jam: easy jam recipe made with fresh figs and strawberry gelatin.  

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Do Chua: Vietnamese Carrot and Daikon Radish Pickles plus Tasty Tuesdays

Today I am going to show you just how easy it is to make Do Chua, the Vietnamese carrot and daikon radish pickles that no self-respecting Banh Mi sandwich would be without. Crunchy, vinegary with just a touch of sweetness, this relish is incredible on sandwiches, in a wrap or as a crunchy side dish.The …

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Mouthwatering Mango Salsa plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

In this simple Mango Salsa, the flavors of the sweet mangoes, salty olives and zesty peppers combine for a mouthwatering taste sensation. You can serve it as a salsa on chips or tacos, etc. Or try it like a fruit salad. I had to make a few substitutions to the original recipe below based on …

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California Style Corn Salsa

Summer is here which delicious fresh corn is almost in season. If you want a little different way to serve it as an appetizer or side dish with minimal effort, this scrumptious California Style Corn Salsa is just the ticket. Salsas have come a long way of late, combining all kinds of ingredients with all …

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Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

This Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage recipe is not only delicious as a salad or a condiment, it comes with a special bonus: a lesson. The recipe is courtesy of my mother-in-law’s cousin Betty, who passed away a few years ago after years with Alzheimer’s. It was one of her specialties. Betty’s daughter recently mentioned to …

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Five Favorite Cranberry Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

I am a day late in wishing you a Happy Eat a Cranberry Day. I know it is a Food Blogger’s sworn duty to keep you informed of these inane “national days”. Can you ever forgive me? What if I present you with five tantalizing cranberry recipes? I look forward to cranberry season all year, …

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Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles

“They” say quick pickles like these Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles are supposed to sit for 4-6 weeks to develop the flavor. I say they are awesome after only a few days. I went a little crazy at the bargain produce section of the store last week and picked up a bag of mushrooms, a …

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Watermelon Rind Preserves – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

We had a fun week on Tasty Tuesdays last week. I pinned and yummed like crazy. I can’t wait to see what you all brought to the table this week. Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? I have a special surprise gift for those that do coming later this week. Just add your e-mail …

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Pickled Cherry Tomatoes and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Before I turn things over to the Tasty Tuesdays Link Up and the awesome recipes other bloggers have to share, I wanted to tell you about the goodness coming out of my garden and kitchen. I have three out of control cherry tomato plants this year. Unfortunately with cherry tomatoes you get a whole bunch …

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Chipotle Mango Preserves – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

I had so many ideas for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge this month when we picked mangoes and chipotles. But I am definitely glad I chose these Chipotle Mango Preserves. So bright and sweet with a smoky kick from the chipotle. I just love mixing something a little spicy in my jams and jellies. You might also like these …

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Calabrese Antipasto and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Nothing says Thanksgiving to me more than Antipasto and Pate. Huh? When you party with the Lalanne clan it is pretty easy to figure out the Pate part and our family recipe is oh so easy to make and delicious too. But the Antipasto, well I have to admit, I have no idea where the recipe came …

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Brandied Whole Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries baked low and slow in brandy or rum. For a non-alcoholic version bake in cranberry, apple or orange juice.

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Photo A Day – Food Theme with recipes

This month Chantelle Elem at Fat Mum Slim changed up her normal Photo A Day prompts and assigned a letter to each day plus the numbers 1 through 5. You can take a picture of ANYTHING that symbolizes the prompt to you. As soon as I saw the list, I knew food was going to be the …

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Tomato Preserves

Do you have too many tomatoes and are running out of things to make? Salsa, Caprese Salad, spaghetti sauce, Pasta alla Vodka with Fresh Tomatoes are all great, but … Or has the weather started to turn cold where you are and you are worried you will have unripened tomatoes? Fried Green Tomatoes, Green Tomato …

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Melon Jam with Tarragon – Home Made Summer Giveaway

Melon Jam? with Tarragon? What is Tarragon anyway? You can use it in more than Béarnaise sauce? Is the jam any good? Yes. Yes. An herb. Yes. Yes. I understand your confusion. Melon is not the first fruit that comes to mind for jam making to me either. Sure, I have made Watermelon Rind Preserves, but I never thought of …

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Lemon Marmalade Glazed Chicken with Tomato Cilantro Coulis

This quick and simple recipe is one of Chef Michael’s (aka Baby Brother) delicious creations. But, I was actually the first to make it and photograph it and blog about it, so I want some of the credit. In between his (April) and his wife’s (June)birthdays I sent them a little care package with a jar of Homemade Lemon Marmalade, …

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10 Tomato Free Salsa Recipes

What do I have against tomatoes in salsa? Not a thing. I love a good tomato salsa, particularly Pico de Gallo in the summer time when tomatoes are at their peak! But, I also like other kinds of salsa. So, in honor of the pseudo-Mexican holiday next week, I thought it would be fun to …

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Giblet Gravy and other Thanksgiving Recipes

I have always loved Thanksgiving. Food and Football, what more do you need? And I freely admit I am a Food Snob – Thanksgiving Dinner needs to be home made not dumped out of a box or can. I am guessing you feel the same way or you wouldn’t be reading this. Here are some …

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Cherry Lime Marmalade

A neighbor brought over a bag of beautiful homegrown limes. I knew right away I was going to make marmalade with them, but I wanted to add a little something extra to it to make it a bit more exciting. Originally, I was planning on vanilla but I ran into a glitch.

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Greek Eggplant Salsa

I planted some eggplant seeds on a whim this year. I had an empty container with nothing to put it in it and some seeds I had purchased for a fundraiser for my nephew a few years back. I wasn’t even sure the seeds were still viable. They were! And I have been enjoying a …

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