Homemade onion stock smells AH-Mazing! I have a batch in my pressure canner as I am typing, and I can’t wait to have this restocked on my shelf. This adds such great flavor to my stews and soups. Along with many other dishes I make.
Spiced Christmas Jam is absolutely delicious. It is sweet with a bit of tartness from the cranberries, a perfect holiday favorite. My family enjoys this over some cream cheese with crackers. This Christmas Jam also makes for a great homemade gift for friends and family.
Who doesn’t love beef stew! Especially this time of the year. I know the closer it gets to the holidays the busier we all are. This is one dinner that won’t keep you in the kitchen for very long. This beef stew is the perfect dump and go crock pot meal!
Since many people felt the shortage of food over this past year, many people have realized the benefits of home canning. Being able to have shelf stable food for long term storage is truly beneficial for many families. Over the years canning and dehydrating have become less and less of the norm, until recently. Now we are seeing a boom again, and I think it is wonderful to see so many wanting to learn.
Every year our fig tree makes the most beautiful figs. Most of them are the size of my palm, and so sweet. Our figs make the best strawberry fig preserve, when I can keep the kids from eating them all! Not to mention how beautiful the jelly looks in the jars! These would make great gifts.