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Easy Pickled Vegetables

This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These sweet and tangy pickles are delicious whether you use homegrown cucumbers or store-bought ones. They're great to have in the pantry. —Joan Haliford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Ginger Blueberry Jam

2 reviews

When I was very young, I watched my grandma make this jam in the kitchen. As I sneaked blueberries to...


Vanilla Pear Berry Jam

This is the first jam that I came up with on my own—and I love the flavor combo!—Rachel Creech, Marion,...


Cider Jelly

1 review

For a tasty jam during the fall, try this cider. The candy adds a wonderful cinnamon flavor.—Donna Bensend, Dallas, Wisconsin


Easy Apricot Jam

1 review

Here’s the perfect topping for English muffins or toast. It’s so simple to make my homemade jam, you’ll want to...

Cinnamon Apple Jelly

1 review

When I host a Christmas sit-down dinner, I adhere labels on small jars of this jam to use as place...


Hot Pepper Jelly

7 reviews

We enjoy this fiery hot pepper jelly spread on crackers with cream cheese. It also makes a terrific holiday gift....

Refrigerator Jalapeno Dill Pickles

6 reviews

I’m passionate about making pickles. My husband is passionate about eating them. He's too impatient to let them cure on...


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Apple Cinnamon Jelly

4 reviews

I have made this for my five kids for their peanut butter sandwiches throughout all of their school years. I...


Green Tomato Jam

1 review

As the tomato season draws near and you have a bumper crop of green tomatoes on your vine, reach for...


Dilled Onions

1 review

Dad will relish these treats. Serve them with dinner or give as a gift he can truly savor, advises reader...

Cinnamon Plum Jam

1 review

When I share this slightly sweet jam with family and friends, it disappears quickly. Through the years, I've learned to...


Double-Berry Jalapeno Jam

2 reviews

My friend and I had tried a fruity jam with jalapenos at a local vineyard and this is the version...


Very Berry Spread

Two kinds of berries make this jam deliciously different. I always keep some on hand.—Irene Hagel, Choiceland, Saskatchewan


Pear Raspberry Jam

2 reviews

I give this sweet and tangy jam as a Christmas gift. In this part of the country, pears and raspberries...


Honey Blueberry Cobbler Jam

3 reviews

I work at a farmers market, and honey blueberry jam is my top seller. You've gotta taste it with fresh...

Pam’s Pineapple Cranberry Salsa

Apples and cranberries give this salsa a holiday flavor, while garlic and jalapenos give it just the kick salsa needs....


Berry-Basil Limeade Jam

1 review

My husband and I have fun picking fruit. We ended up with too many strawberries, so it was time to...


Festive Mint Jelly

3 reviews

This festive-looking jelly from Naomi Giddis of Two Buttes, Colorado, can be served with lamb or used as a dessert...


Spicy Mustard

When I make this mustard, I add fresh horseradish from our garden and vinegar seasoned with homegrown tarragon. —Joyce Lonsdale,...


Gingerbread Spice Jelly

12 reviews

I've made batches of this simple jelly, a winner at our county fair, to give as gifts for many years....


Flavorful Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

22 reviews

I consider this sweet flavorful jam summer in a jar! The fruity concoction is simply scrumptious spread on sandwiches, toast,...


Champagne Jelly

2 reviews

When I hosted a Christmas open house, each guest left with a batch of my blush-colored jelly. It was a...


Apricot Amaretto Jam

2 reviews

This thick, chunky apricot jam was my grandma's recipe; it's lovely to make something for my family and friends that...

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Plum Conserve

My mouthwatering conserve is a versatile gift. It makes a lovely garnish for rolls during holiday feasts, is delicious paired...