We love homemade strawberry jam. I like to make the freezer version because it is so easy. We ran out of the last batch and as strawberries were on sale, I decided to make more.
I loaded my cart with strawberries and headed down the isle the pectin should be on. Apparently I was not the only one who wanted to make jam because they were totally out of the Sure Jell pectin I have always used. After some grumbling to myself, I decided to try out the jar of Ball brand pectin on the shelf. It comes in 3 varieties: Classic Pectin (AKA cooked version), Instant Pectin (freezer version) and Low Sugar version. I chose the Instant Pectin.
I am so glad I was “forced” out of my regular habits. We love the jam we made and I will not go back to the old ways. Let me tell you a few reasons why.
Strawberry Satin Pie
This pie is absolutely lovely to look at. It is delicious too! The recipe takes a bit of time, but you will be happy you put in the extra effort. Continue reading
This recipe comes from my friend Barbara Ostergaard who credits it to Suzanne Leonhardt and Sister Murry. Our family fell in love with it on our first visit to their house and my son has requested it each time since (which has been quite often lately – Thanks Barb!) She serves it over mixed greens with candied pecans, sliced fresh strawberries and feta cheese! Wow! Yum! Continue reading