I enjoy jam as much as the next person and find a deep sense of accomplishment in making my own from time to time. Most jam recipes call for lengthy canning routines and commercially produced pectin. But I've developed an easier and simpler recipe for making jam.
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I, like our own Megan, don't have mad cooking skills. Plus, I have a bunch of annoying dietary restrictions, making it even more challenging when I want to whip up something non-frozen. So this no-bake, low-sugar anytime treat is actually a pretty bad-ass solution for those two problems: easy, super nom-worthy, and fits my needs. Maybe it fits yours, too?
Every month we pick a different country or region and make that type of food at home. We sometimes get excited and buy a bunch of unique spices and sometimes we are tame and just use what we have. We generally select one to two recipes a week from the location we picked. That seems to get us a sense of what the food is like. So far here's what we've done…
There is an app that now exists that helps you keeps track of your perishable food. It's called The Fridge, and I think it's going to help me get over my fear of buying perishable food. Since I'm so unfamiliar with "real food" that I don't really know how long I have to use anything, I just end up saying "nope, nope, nope" to foods with a time limit.
I made something like cinnamon buns… but with pork instad of cinnamon sugar filling. I know, it sounds weird but it was pretty good! Here is what I used and what I did for this meal.
If you're like me and have a little bit of a sweet tooth, but like to watch what you put into your body. These easy almond meal chocolate chip cookies are delicious, and made with good quality ingredients. They're a great indulgence without the guilt.
I've been baking all of my own bread since the beginning of 2013. What started as a little experiment has now become a point of pride that I refuse to backslide on. Whenever I mention this hobby to someone, once they're done rolling their eyes and reminding me that one can buy loaves of bread at the supermarket, they start asking questions. Thinking of diving into baking your own bread? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked breading baking questions…