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APRICOT PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE, quick and easy recipe that is a family favorite #Jam #recipe #Apricot

I posted this recipe back in 2010…. I made it again this year so I decided I would post the recipe in case you were looking for a good way to use your apricots.  Plus my photo skill have gotten much better over the years lol. Hope you enjoy this jam as much as my family does!

IMG_3392My Grandma use to make an Apricot Pineapple jam so I thought I would give it a try.

Apricot-Pineapple Jam

Makes 9 (1-cup) jars

  • 5 cups prepared fruit (about 2-1/2 lb. fully ripe apricots)
  • 1 can (15-1/4 oz.) crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries (optional I do not add them)
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 box fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell)

Boil jars on rack in large pot filled with water 10 minutes. Place flat lids in saucepan with water. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Let jars and lids stand in hot water until ready to fill. Drain well before filling.
Pit apricots; do not peel. Cut in small pieces and finely chop or grid. Add pineapple and syrup. Measure 5 cups apricotes, can of pineapple into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add cherries. Measure sugar and set aside.

Mix fruit pectin into fruit in saucepot. Place over high heat and stir until mixture comes to a full boil. Immediately add sugar and stir. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam with metal spoon.

Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8-inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Invert jars for 5 minutes, then turn upright. After 1 hour check seals.

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Apricots washed and pitted

IMG_3376I am not to big on “chunky jam” so we whipped ours.  Maleeya helped me…aren’t her tiny little hands cute.

IMG_3378Pineapple, Apricots and Pectin, mixed then added to the pot

IMG_3381Stirring and waiting to come to a boil

IMG_3383Started to boil so I added the sugar

IMG_3386Came back to a boil, cooked another minute…..now it is done cooking

IMG_3387I have my jars and lids HOT and ready to be filled

IMG_3388It is hot so watch out… Fill jars within 1/8 in of top (I should have filled mine up a little more)

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With a hot wet rag wipe the edged clean, if there is any jam on the side it may make it NOT seal.

IMG_3391Screw your lids on firmly.

IMG_3394Turn them upside down, for 5 mins

IMG_3395Mckeely was not too sure about this part…she thought I crazy for turning them on their heads. “Mom, what are you doing?”

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Turn them right side up, after they have cooled check to see if the have sealed…. all of mine did!!!! Yeah!  If they are sealed they will not make a popping noise anymore.APRICOT PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE, quick and easy recipe that is a family favorite #Jam #recipe #Apricot


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This is a fun recipe we made a while back that is a great way to use leftover chicken! We love making this for a quick lunch, appetizer or just as a snack!

 

BBQ Chicken Potato Bake recipe

You will need

  • 5-7 medium potatoes washed and sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (can substitute salsa or alfredo if you don’t like BBQ)
  • 2-3  cups cooked chicken diced
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • dash of oil to coat the potatoes so they don’t stick while cooking
  • Salt and pepper
Bake Time 30-50 minutes depending on oven and thickness of your potatoes

Wash you potatoes and slice in  thin layers about 1/8- 1/4 of an inch. Thinner you cut them the quicker they will cook.  Put a thin layer of olive oil on a cookie sheet and toss potato slices in it so they get an nice even coating.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or till they are fork tender.

Take out of the oven and top with cooked chicken, BBQ sauce, cheese and green onions.

Then put BACK IN THE OVEN at 350 degrees just till cheese it melted (normally about 5 minutes)

My kids love this!  If your little ones do not like BBQ sauce you can use salsa or alfredo sauce instead…yummy!

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Easy Party Food Ideas for Adults Caprese Bites, Perfect for Holidays, Birthdays, Graduation, Summer. Make Ahead recipe, Healthy snack foodEasy party Food Ideas For Adults Caprese Bites

The title says adults, but this can be for any age group, my kids love these… but then again my kids are “weird” and eat lots of things other kids won’t. When put together these just turn out really classy and work well for an adult party or social gathering. The reason I plant a garden each year, is to harvest the tomatoes everyday…. so this recipe is one of my favorite snacks :). I also love to buy the FRESH mozzarella cheese balls from the specialty cheese section they make this recipe even BETTER! If you are in a rush this recipe can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for a few hours before you are ready to serve them.

Ingredients
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Basil Leaves
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
Toothpicks

Easy Party Food Ideas for Adults Caprese Bites, Perfect for Holidays, Birthdays, Graduation, Summer. Make Ahead recipe, Healthy finger food, bbqInstructions
Cut the tomatoes in half top to bottom and skewer with a tooth pick also top to bottom. But the Mozzarella into cubes about the same size as the tomato halves and skewer with the toothpick below the tomato. Secure a basil leaf to the tooth pick at the top and bottom wrapping around the tomato and mozzarella. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.

 More party or finger food recipe you might enjoy:

Easy Deviled Eggs The Best Spicy Recipe you will ever taste, Classic Deviled Egg Finger food with a kick, Easter Egg Recipe Ideas

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Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe

Cooking time 4-5 hours in a slow cooker or crockpot

Start with the meatballs:

1/2 lb ground beef 97% lean
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper (pinch)
1/2 cup diced onionRich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

In a mixing bowl mix together ground beef, sausage, seasoning and garlic.  Form into one inch balls, and place in the bottom of your crock pot. I like to form my balls with a small scoop makes them all the same size and quick and easy.  Once you have all the balls on the bottom of the slowcooker, sprinkle diced onions on top.  Cover with a lid and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.  They will be cooked through at this point and hold their shape till the end of the cooking process. Next step is to add the pasta and sauce.Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

On top of the cooked meatballs add, 1 16 oz box of dry fettuccine pasta.  You can leave the pasta long but I break mine up so it fits easier.  Pour in 4 cups hot water,  and 1 24oz jar of spaghetti sauce.  Make sure all the noodles are under the liquid. Place lid back on top of crock pot and cook for 1 – 2  hours.  It depends on how well you like your pasta done.   The longer it cooks the less sauce there will be and the softer the noodles.  Check it every half hour or so, give it a little stir and watch the magic of crock pot pasta happen.  It is so good your family will be asking for seconds.  Top with Italian cheese and enjoy.Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

TIP ~ If you were to use a thinner pasta like spaghetti or angle hair your cooking time would be MUCH shorter, like 30- hour instead.

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