Jalapeño Jelly

I had a cookout last year and invited a couple of very picky eaters.  One would not allow his different foods to touch each other on his plate and immediately refused to try the Jalapeño jelly I offered him with his grilled chicken.  The other timidly said he’d have a little on the side and when he […]

Cherry Vanilla Jam

We took advantage of the cherry season this year, purchasing ours from The Farmer’s Daughter in Capon Bridge, WV.  Last week we set about making jam, which is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s easy, delicious, and makes a beautiful gift.  This recipe yields seven half pints of lovely red jam. Cherry Vanilla Jam 4 cups […]

Amazing Fried Green Tomatoes

For you folks in the South, I know there’s a definitive and sacred method for making fried green tomatoes that involves eggs, cornmeal, salt, pepper and hot oil – I’ve fried them this way for many years.  But if you’re feeling a little adventurous and like your food a bit on the spicy side, and […]