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Dilled Onions

1 review

Dad will relish these treats. Serve them with dinner or give as a gift he can truly savor, advises reader Donna Torres of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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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...


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....


Hot Pepper Jelly

8 reviews

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


Rhubarb Jelly

7 reviews

I help help my husband with the pouring and skimming for this jelly—my own personal favorite. It's nice as both...

Green Tomato Jam

2 reviews

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


Quick and Easy Strawberry Jam

1 review

This is an easy and tasty way to use up a freshly picked quarts of summer strawberries. It makes about...

Spicy Pickled Green Beans

1 review

A co-worker brought these pickled beans into work one day...I was hooked after one bite! And I was thrilled when...


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...


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...


Pickled Green Beans

8 reviews

This recipe produces zippy little pickles, preserving my green beans for months to come...if they last that long. I crank...

Winter Apple Jelly

2 reviews

—Maria Weber, Toledo, Ohio


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,...


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...


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...


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...

Lime Mint Jelly

2 reviews

This holly-green jelly won a Best of Show at the county fair and I was so thrilled. Flavored with lime,...


Very Berry Spread

1 review

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


Cran-Raspberry Jam

2 reviews

I'm sure to pick up extra bags of cranberries for the freezer in the fall so that I can make...


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...


Blushing Peach Jam

4 reviews

My husband, son and I live on 10 acres where we tend a large garden and acres of pumpkins. We...


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...


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...


Four-Berry Spread

4 reviews

For a big berry taste, you can't beat this tasty spread. With a flavorful foursome of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and...

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Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

19 reviews

Watching my grandmother can hundreds of jars of tomatoes, peaches and pears inspired me to try making jams and jellies...


Habanero Apricot Jam

5 reviews

This zippy and versatile jam was a blue-ribbon winner at our county fair. I mix it with applesauce as a...