Category Archives: Snacks

Cherry Pie Filling

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Colorful homemade cherry pie filling Yield:  About 3 cups Ingredients:  3 cups pitted sour cherries*1 1/2 cups sugarapproximately 1/2 cup waterapproximately 1-2 tablespoons clear jel or cornstarch, for thickening (Please see additional notes before making!) Instructions:  1. Combine fruit and sugar in a pan and stir together. If cherries are… Read more »

Garlic Dill Pickles

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Flavorful and crisp, these homemade dill pickles are easy and delicious! Yield:  10 quarts Ingredients:  10 quarts of cucumbers*10 cloves garlic10 sprigs of fresh dill, washed10 fresh grape leaves** Brine Ingredients: 3 quarts water1 quart vinegar (5% acid)1 cup canning (non-iodized) salt1/2 teaspoon powdered alum Instructions:  1. Heat washed cucumbers… Read more »

Tropical Mixed Fruit

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A colorful medley of kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, and peaches Yield:  6-8 servings Ingredients:  8 oz. strawberries (fresh or frozen, but the former preferrable)4 kiwi29 oz. canned peach slices in light syrup (drained)15 oz. canned pinable bits in their own juices (keep juice) Instructions:  1. Stem strawberries. Cut the strawberries in halves… Read more »

My Mom’s Baked Apples

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Cinnamon-sugar sprinkled over baked apple pieces; delicious hot or cold! Yield:  9 servings Ingredients:  9 cooking apples (anything except Red Delicious will work)3/4 cup waterlemon juice, optional3-4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon Instructions:  1. Peel apples. Cut each apple in half and remove the core. 2. Place apples core-side-up in… Read more »

Blueberry Orange Julius

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A creamy blueberry-orange smoothie with milk and a hint of vanilla Yield:  2 servings Ingredients:  3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate1/2 cup milk*1/2 cup water2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 banana, optional1 cup frozen blueberries6 regular-sized ice cubes (or until desired consistency) Instructions:  1. Blend together orange juice concentrate, milk,… Read more »