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Small Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Sweet, tart and filled with big, rich flavor, this recipe for Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is quick and easy to make and delightful to enjoy.  Rhubarb is in season. Strawberries are in season. Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand at this time of year. So why not enjoy them together? Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam …

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Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

There is a fantastic little store not far from my house that sells balsamic vinegar from a drum with a spigot. When I saw the drum, I thought that couldn’t possibly be where this delectable balsamic comes from, but it was. Just one of those funny things. Anyway, this balsamic vinegar is unlike any other …

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Maple Bacon Butternut Squash

One Thanksgiving, before I was married, I volunteered to make side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. Back then, I was an unsure cook without substantial kitchen knowledge. It was the biggest culinary undertaking I’d ever had to date. I aimed for classic. I hunted around through cookbooks and the internet and came up with about a …

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Spicy Three Pepper Relish

Look at those colors. I loved the way this looked when I was measuring out ingredients, so I had to snap a picture. It was these same colors that seduced me into buying too many peppers at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago. Fresh. Tasty. Just picked. At first, I thought I would just …

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