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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Together We Can ....

Hi, Sweeties!  I have 2 awards to post (though I strive to remain award free) that I am SO humbled and honored to receive.  One is from Alexandra of , the Stylish Blogger Award. If you have not visited her, you are really missing out, so I hope you will drop by and leave her a comment so she knows you've been there.

The second is from Aries of Krazy Monkey Tale.  She is such a little doll!  In one post she even explains how to make your own alfafa sprouts.  She truly is a 'jack of all trades'.  I hope you will pay her a visit, leaving a comment as we all love reading what others have to say about our little piece of cyberspace!

 There are SO many special blogs to pass these on to it is difficult and, in fact impossible, for me to choose just a few, soooo I pass them on to everyone who is reading this post!!  Please, if you are reading this, post these awards on your blog and enjoy them as I have!  This recognition and appreciation is what keeps us going.
Oh, by the way, speaking of recognition I neglected to give credit to the creator of the graphics I used when I made the scrapbook page in the post 'Come On Grandma, You Know You Can Do It'.  The sweet, generous lady who created the kit was Mary of Mary's Mixes.  I would love for you to visit her site if you have not done so.  Her kits are all free and her work is beautiful.  Her most recent freebie is an absolutely gorgeous purple kit.  Everything you need to make a page for your album is in this and each of the kits she so freely offers. I would give anything if I could design but cannot, so I must rely on people like Mary who so graciously share their creations with us.
Don't forget ... I mean it ... take your awards and place them on your site!!  Alexandra and Aries, that means you as well ... you gave them to me, soooo right back atcha'! There is great strength in numbers, so we'll just all stick together and see what we can do!!!!
Love to you all and be sweet ... treat others as you would like to be treated. XXOOXXXO

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Banana Nut Bread Jam recipe, Easy Peasy

Banana Nut Bread Jam

10 ripe bananas, pureed (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, toasted
1 package powdered pectin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Mix bananas, walnuts, lemon juice and pectin in a large pot. Stir while bringing to a full boil.  Add sugars all at once, stirring constantly, bring back to a boil.  Let boil for 1 minute.
Ladle jam into jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.  Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Recipe makes about 6 half pints, so easy, no pressure canner needed.

If you only wanted to make a jar or two without the water bath, it will be fine to just refrigerate and
enjoy!  This is REALLY, REALLY good and SO easy.
Pecans can be used instead of walnuts or no nuts at all if you choose.
I hope you will give this a try, even if you do not normally preserve any kind of food, this is such a good
and simple jam recipe that tastes absolutely scrumptious and will have your family look at you in disbelief that you turned out such a fabulous treat!  No special tools, nothing that is not found in any ordinary kitchen.
I hope this will be a keeper for you to enjoy again and again.
Be sweet, as always and treat others as you would like to be treated!  XXOOOXXO