What’s in Season? (2023)

What's in season

What’s in season (2023) isn’t just about pies it’s also about the vegetables you eat and how creative you can get about cooking them. Chestnuts are Holiday season favorite. I can’t seem to get into them, I do know many people like them for multiple purposes.. Add them to your soups, salad, entrees and desserts. Or, roasting by the fire. Apparently if you have dried …

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Happy Holidays for 2023

ABout sedona pies

Happy Holidays for 2023. Whatever your wishes, goals or intentions are for 2023, know that they are there for you. This Christmas I didn’t do any cards, gifts or… then I was going to offer pies or my usual gift baskets, then one day I said I’m not doing any baking. I’ll wait until January 2023 It was a very quiet Christmas,  I was supposed …

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‘Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for sweet treats and baking, we know that the ultimate holiday ingredient is fresh berries! Sweet, juicy, and irresistible—what’s not to love?! We want to help make spirits berry and bright this holiday season, so we’re giving our most loyal customers (like you!) your next California Giant Berry Farms strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries for FREE! How about these Herb Rolled Goat Cheese …

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9 Holiday Baking Substitutions 

9 Holiday Baking Substitutions 

9 Holiday Baking Substitutions The following ingredients promise to be in short supply this season for various reasons, from climate change to labor shortages. Written by Kaz Weida is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. Fortunately, plenty of inexpensive substitutes work well in baked goods. Note: In the substitution tables below, a 1-to-1 ratio means you can keep the measurements in the recipe exactly the …

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A special for friends

10 " pies

A special for friends and past customers, offering pies as a fundraiser some of you might know of an organization that has a kitchen that I can partner with. I was talking with a friend about how I still get calls for pies or orders and unfortunately I’ve had to say sorry, not able to. She suggested that sometimes we just have to do things …

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Are you making jam?

are you making jam?

Are you making jam? It’s that time of year when we are harvesting our fruits from our gardens. Maybe even our friends gardens. This is how I made fig jam.

On Sunday of the long weekend, I decided to head to my church (which is canning and baking) Most of my friends go to church and worship with their community.

This is how I make my famous fig & port jam…

Step 1: The recipe calls for 1.5 lbs of figs, 2 lemons (juiced) 1 cup of water and 3.5 cups of sugar.

If you don’t like a lot of sugar I use Sure Jell Fruit Pectin in the pink box, you can cut back the sugar. If you use the yellow box you add more sugar.

You take 1/4 cup of sugar and mix it with the pectin, if you would like you can add 1/2 tsp of butter to prevent the foam from building up when you are boiling it. (I didn’t bother)

Step 2:  Bring to a rolling boil, stir constantly – you have added the fruit, water, lemon juice, sugar and pectin. Skim off the foam with a metal slotted spoon.

Step 3:  You’ll notice it is getting thick, pull of the stove.. after the jam has cooled a bit, I throw everything into a blender along with about 1 cup of port. (which is a dessert wine) per batch. As the jars age you will taste the Port.. (we just sampled some today Wednesday, its very nice)

Pour into hot clean jars.. you can put them in the dishwasher ahead of time, or boil water and put the jars in for 5 minutes.

Once the jars are filled, then put the jars of jam into the canner, and boil for about 5- 10 minutes. You will hear the jars popping, even after they are out of the canner. You know then, they are sealed.

I made 2 batches which equaled to 22 jars, 6 pint jars and 18 mini jars. Now you have started on your Christmas gifts.

Check out my other recipes, for pies and such.  The videos are under Sedona Pies channel if you want to check out the other videos.

Are you making jam? Ready? Let me know how it goes.