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Six-Ingredient Cookies – One Bowl, One Fork

These cookies came together because of meat. My pal Susie Wyshak brought a batch of these beauties (minus one ingredient) to a Meat Club meet-up (ha! punny!). What is meat club? The first rule of Meat Club is that you never talk about Meat Club… OK, you twisted my arm. A bunch of food nerds (Sean Timberlake, Dana Velden, Irvin […]

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pickled cranberries, thanksgiving recipe, holiday recipe, fast holiday recipe, easy holiday recipe
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Pickled Cranberries Recipe

This is turkey-ready, gift-pretty, and it will meet just about any Thanksgiving, Christmas, — shoot, even Hanukah! – need. Not only does this pickle present beautifully, but it lasts a really long time on the shelf – make it in October and it will still look great and taste great in December (or January, or March…). Only you and I […]

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Marshmallows – Gateway to Candymaking

I recently shot another video for my Creativebug series on how to make homemade marshmallows. I hadn’t made marshmallows in years and I was reminded of how insanely delicious they are – not to mention ridiculous sticky fun. I’ve tweaked the recipe ever so slightly since this first appeared in Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It. Note that I am now […]

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Tomato Candy — Oven-dried Early Girl Tomatoes Recipe

I am an unabashed tomato enthusiast. I grow them like mad, make  ketchup, can ’em whole, and rock out on tomato jam. Beefsteak, Green Zebra, or Sungold, I’ve yet to meet a tomato I haven’t liked. This year, I pooled together two of my most favorite vegetable pastimes: oven drying and Early Girl tomatoes. The combination creates an insanely easy […]

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Blueberry Jam – Yes Ma’am!

Recipes for Blueberry Jam With Kefir Lime Leaf, Orange, Almond, or Bacon and Onion Blueberry Sauce Get all flavor-funky with this summer canning classic—or don’t. For this jam and any other in your repertoire, only use spectacular fruit—fruit good enough to eat out of hand. Crummy fruit = crummy jam. (Sub-par fruit can more easily be masked in a smoothie […]

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