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Fig & Vanilla Bean Jam

The figs. They just keep on coming. This recipe comes from Not Your Mama’s Canning Book by my friend Rebecca Lindamood. Figures that in a book full of unique pickles and sauces and condiments, I beeline straight for the jam recipe. (Seriously though, it’s an amazing book and if you’re even remotely interested in canning...

That’s My Jam: AUTUMN edition is now available!

Fall is in the air! Well, maybe not in the air (at least not where we are) but that doesn’t mean fall can’t be in your canner. Seeing that the summer produce is now fading away and being replaced by apples and peppers and pears (oh my!), it seemed like the perfect time to release...

Final Reveal: Kitchen Renovation Before & After

I’ve alluded to the fact that we moved recently, and you may (or may not) have noticed the leisurely posting schedule this spring and early summer, something anyone who has undergone a renovation can certainly understand. Not to mention I was kitchen-less for a good portion of that, I wasn’t able to create new recipes...

Fresh Fig Ice Cream with Chocolate Flecks

It’s not often you get 4 flats of figs in the mail for no reason. Well, I take that back, there is a reason, and it is simply to indulge myself in kitchen play. Fresh figs are fairly hard to come by around these parts; when they do show up at the upscale markets they...

Kitchen Basics: Homemade Pita Bread

Have you ever wondered where the pocket in the pita comes from? I mean, how does it get there? Magic. No, really. It’s mesmerizing, isn’t it? Seriously though, I could watch this on repeat all. day. long. It’s almost as therapeutic as kneading bread dough (big edible stress ball, right? Or maybe that’s just me)....

Plum & Burrata Flatbread with Balsamic and Arugula

Do you remember that microwave popcorn from the 90s that was dyed bright colors? But you didn’t know what color you were getting until you popped it and opened the bag? Pop-Secret or something? Buying plums is kind of the same deal. All I wanted was a few red plums. Is that too much to...

Fruit Loops French Toast

When you can’t decide between cereal and French toast for breakfast… This fun and fruity French toast lets you have both. If only all decisions were this easy. I first enjoyed this colorful concoction two years ago aboard the Carnival Sunshine, and then again this past spring on the Carnival Vista. This “Funnest French Toast”...

Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe was created in partnership with White Lily®, whose classic flours have been a staple in our kitchen for years, and whose new premium flour blends are quickly becoming a regular player in our baked goods. Thanks for supporting us and the brands we love! It came to me like a dream, visions of...