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Easy Food Gifts in a Jar: Holiday Oatmeal

Easy Food Gifts in a Jar: Holiday Oatmeal

This oatmeal-in-a-jar food gift makes for a lovely offering. Plus, it's hearty, healthy, and just the thing to get a winter morning off on the right start

Relax with a Pomegranate Gimlet

Relax with a Pomegranate Gimlet

Take advantage of pomegranate season (or just use the flavorful juice) and toast to the start of the holiday season with this simply delicious drink.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter for Food Gifts and More

Homemade Pumpkin Butter for Food Gifts and More

Pumpkin season is in full swing, so it is time for some pumpkin butter! It is simple to cook and makes for an impressive hostess or holiday gift.

10 Ways to Cook with Apple Cider

10 Ways to Cook with Apple Cider

Don't just sip on fall's favorite drink—cook with it, too! From salad dressings to desserts, these are the apple cider recipes you need all season.

10 Awesome Ways to Cook with Applesauce

10 Awesome Ways to Cook with Applesauce

Enjoy the flavor of applesauce in everything from morning oatmeal to pork dinners and comforting cake with these favorite recipes.

Easy Preserving: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Easy Preserving: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Apple butter is one of the most popular fall fruit preserves and with this recipe to make it in your slow cooker, it's now one of the easiest too.

Preserving Fall Flavors: Pear Cardamom Jam

Preserving Fall Flavors: Pear Cardamom Jam

This pear jam is delicately spiced with cardamom pods and honey, adding complexity to an otherwise standard jam. Try it on toast or share it with friends.

Apple Nutmeg Conserve: Make Now, Eat (and Gift) All Winter

Apple Nutmeg Conserve: Make Now, Eat (and Gift) All Winter

Conserves—preserves with nuts and dried fruit—are incredibly simple and quick to cook up, making them suitable for even a weeknight canning session.

5 Fun Facts About Figs

5 Fun Facts About Figs

Need-to-know facts about fresh figs, plus all the reasons to incorporate this fruit into your daily diet.

Preserving Summer: Pickles, Jam, Marmalade and More

Preserving Summer: Pickles, Jam, Marmalade and More

Find some of our favorite (and easy) ways to preserve the bounty of the season in this collection of canning and freezing recipes.

Preserving the Season: Plum Jam

Preserving the Season: Plum Jam

Soaking chopped plums in sugar softens the fruit up so that the jam cooking time is minimal in this small batch preserving recipe.

Just Peachy: 10 Fresh Ways to Use August’s Favorite Fruit

Just Peachy: 10 Fresh Ways to Use August’s Favorite Fruit

To pick a fresh peach, take a good whiff: Ripe peaches will have a sweet fragrance. Then put your bounty to use with these perfectly peachy fruit dishes.

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