How DO!

How do! :) I am a cookbook addict! I love baking and just discovered the world of jam making! I have been mixing all kinds of flavors from my own home grown fruits we have on our land. We purchased our first home in November 2011. Two acres. There are so many different fruit trees, bushes and shrubs I'm in complete heaven! I have even sold many of the jams I have made up! The Raspberry Peach Jalapeno seems to be one of the best, next to the Blackberry Peach Cinnamon! YUM!
Toni T - Sep 30, 2012
Chelle, I would pay for a jar of blackberry peach jam!! I love your life!! Welcome to the neighborhood.
T W - Oct 1, 2012
Chelle.....easy to make. Just made some blackberry Mango :)~ yummmmm
Connie Ottman - Oct 1, 2012
Welcome to JAP! You'll find fabulous people and fantastic recipes on this site. Check out the groups to join by browsing groups (upper right hand side of this page). We're glad you are with us:)
You can do a power search (upper, right hand side). Type in any ingredient or recipe and click. Better stand back because you aren't going to believe how many come up:))
There are groups for jam and jelly making and for cookbook lovers.
Sharie Heading - Oct 1, 2012
Welcome Chelle..
When you get time..from your on mixing them into butters..
I like experimenting with condiments..I think that would be a whole new twist!! I am also a cookbook fanatic!
Kathy Cheney - Oct 1, 2012
Hi, My name is Kathy and I live in Maine...out in the boonies!! I too, collect cookbooks, love canning anything, and love to cook and bake for my family. ..Chelle~~do you post any of your jam and fruit butter recipes ??? They sound so yummy!!
Barbara J. Matern - Oct 1, 2012
Welcome to the site, the jams and butters do sound soo yummy!! I love this site. Best of luck and happy cooking.
Karen Kerr - Oct 1, 2012
Hi Chelle Sounds like heaven to me too. My apples have alot of spots and I dont want to spray them any ideas. I also have plums blueberries. I have been wanting to do up some blueberry jam not jely do you share your recipes here. Look forward to trying some if you do. Good luck in the country there's no better place to live.
Chelle R - Oct 1, 2012
Karen - Two of our apples trees the apples are BEAUTIFUL no bugs, spots,etc. Same with one pear tree! They are so loaded with fruit!

I have only made freezer strawberry jam in previous years as I was scared to try the old school method. Well, with having our own blueberry bushes now and what a great season it was! I had a hard time keeping up with the three! I decided to make blueberry jam as my first attempt. I gave the guinea pigs all jars. They are all now begging for more! I will post the super easy recipe. I was hooked from that first batch! I been a mad woman every weekend. This past weekend my sister in law and niece came out. I taught my niece how to make raspberry jam! She was all smiles and even bragged about it on FACEBOOK! For a teenager to do that, you KNOW she had to enjoy it!

I am so excited to have found this site! I will post some of my recipes. :)

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cindy christiansen - Oct 2, 2012
how wonderful! I also collect cookbooks the older the better. so glad you like canning its alot of work but is it soo good. enjoy this site
Shelia Senghas - Oct 2, 2012
Chelle, congratulations on posting your first recipe. We are so fortunate that you found our JAP club. I am looking forward to your future recipe's. Happy cooking!
Chelle R - Oct 2, 2012
:) thank you Shelia! I'm excited!