20 Homemade Jam Recipes To Try

Homemade Jam Recipes

One thing I love on my toast in the morning is jam. I especially love homemade jams that are made from fresh fruits and sometimes even fresh vegetables. Making your own jam can be easy too!  Below you will find 20 different jam recipes that you can make from home.

  1. How To Make Banana Jam
  2. Homemade Blackberry Jam
  3. Saskatoon Berry Jam
  4. Green Tomato Bacon Jam
  5. Pear Jam
  6. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  7. Apricot Lime Jam with Black Pepper
  8. No Pectin Blueberry Jam
  9. Homemade Blackberry Jam
  10. Apple Pepper Jelly
  11. Raspberry Jalapeno Jam
  12. Cranberry Curd
  13. Pineapple Rum Jam With Lime
  14. Easy Strawberry Jam
  15. Cherry Peach Freezer Jam
  16. Apple Spice Marmalade
  17. Summer Delight Peach Jam
  18. Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam
  19. Strawberry Blueberry Freezer Jam
  20. Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Which one of these jams do you want to try?




Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bar Giveaway

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bar Giveaway

Now that school is back in session I have been making sure to keep my pantry stocked snacks for the kids. One thing that has came in handy this past month is the Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars.

Here is why we LOVE these granola bars:

  • They are made with nutritious ingredients like whole grains, fruits and nuts.
  • They contain NO preservatives!
  • The Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars are baked and delivered FRESH weekly to your grocery stores.
  • Great for breakfast or a snack with only 150 or LESS calories.
  • There are 13 different varieties of granola bars to choose from.

I have been buying the Sunbelt Bakery products for years. Why I prefer these granola bars over the others is that they are baked and delivered fresh. While most granola bars are in the cereal isle, the Sunbelt Bakery products can usually be found in the bread isle or the bakery.

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars Giveaway

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars

Now is your chance to WIN a CASE of Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars. One of my lucky readers is going to receive a variety (12 boxes) of the Sunbelt Bakery granola products.  For your chance to win, use the Rafflecopter below:

What Makes You Great?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In the morning when I wake up I know that eating a healthy breakfast is going to get me on the right path. Breakfast gives my body the fuel it needs to start my day started. If I skip a meal I normally am grumpy so eating a healthy breakfast makes me feel great!

Post Great Grains Cereals

For those of you that enjoy cereal as one of your breakast options, Post Great Grains Cereal is a great option. Their cereal brings whole foods from the field to your bowl! The Post Great Grains are available in eight different varieities including:

  • Great Grains Digestive Blend Berry Medley
  • Great Grains Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham
  • Great Grains Protein Blend Honey, Oats & Seeds
  • Great Grains Protein Blend Cinnamon Crunch
  • Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch
  • Great Grains Crunchy Pecans
  • Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans
  • Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch

I can't wait to try all eight of these varieties. Which ones do you want to try?

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Even though I am getting OLDER I feel great. I have a family, I have friends and I have a business where I can stay at home and take care of my kids. I may not be rich but I am living the dream which makes me great!

What Makes You Great?



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Healthy Snacks & Meals Kids Can Prepare

Now that my children are getting older, they are open to eating more things which make me happy. All of children from my youngest to my oldest want to also learn how to cook and help mom in the kitchen. I love when they want to help and I encourage them to do so!

When you get your kids involved in preparing their own meals, the better chances of their food. Ask your children what types of healthy foods they like and keep on hand for when they get hungry. Below are different snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas that kids can help prepare themselves.

Snack Ideas That Kids Can Prepare

  • Veggies & Dip – This is one of the most easiest things that your child can prepare. In your fridge be sure to keep prepared veggies like baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumber, and bell peppers in easy reach. You will also want to keep small containers of your child’s favorite dipping sauces too like ranch, blue cheese or maybe hummus.
  • Ants On A Log – Celery and peanut butter is a healthy and delicious snack that many children enjoy. Let them have some fun by filling the celery logs with peanut butter and adding raisins to look like little ants.
  • Trail Mix – Buy a variety of peanuts and dried fruits and let your kids make their own trail mixes. Use Ziploc bags and let them prepare their own personalized trail mixes ahead of time. When these are stored air tight, they will last for weeks.

Breakfast Ideas That Kids Can Prepare

  • Smoothies – If you have a child that enjoys a variety of fruit, a great drink to let them make themselves is a homemade smoothie. Drinking a smoothie can also be a great way to get your kids off to a great start in the morning.
  • Yogurt Parfait – If your child enjoys yogurt allow them to give their yogurt some pizazz. Let them make a parfait by adding granola and other fresh fruit to their cup of yogurt.
  • Instant Oatmeal – A great breakfast choice is oatmeal. Buy the instant packages and let them make their own breakfast. Encourage them to add things like fruit, nuts or even peanut butter to give their oatmeal extra flavor.

Lunch & Dinner Ideas That Kids Can Prepare

  • Meat & Veggie Skewers – When you are grilling outside, a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies is by having them make their own arrangement of meats and veggies on a skewer. Provide a rainbow of veggies to get them excited and wanting to eat everything on their stick. Instead of meat and veggies you can also make these with fresh fruit and cheese!
  • Veggie Quesadillas – Many kids LOVE quesadillas. Give them healthy options to add inside their tortilla like bell peppers, mushrooms and low-fat cheese. To increase the fiber, be sure to buy the whole wheat flour tortillas. You can also get creative add fruit and meats like sausage too!
  • Taco Wraps – Another way your kids can get creative with tortillas. Make a taco bar with fat-free tortillas, meat, cheese and lots of colorful veggies so they can make their own healthy tacos.

These are just some ideas to get your children into making their own meals. Be sure to keep your fridge stocked with lots of healthy options and encourage your children to get creative in the kitchen. For more healthy snack and meal ideas, be sure to follow Horizon Organic on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Recipe

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

When I was a kid I remember that I enjoyed sloppy joes. It was a food that was good and if you dropped some on your shirt or had some left on your face it was okay, it was from a sloppy joe and it was okay to get messy. Things haven’t changed, I still love my sloppy joes!

I will admit that most time that I make sloppy joes, the sauce comes from a can.  This is one of the foods that I consider “easy” meals and something that I don’t put that much time into making. Since I do love to cook from scratch and am always looking for a reason to use my slow cooker, I decided to make sloppy joes in it! Now for the recipe…

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Recipe type: Main Dish
A recipe for sloppy joes using a slow cooker.
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 1/ cup chopped bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • ½ cup water
  • 1¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs mustard
  • 2 tbs vinegar
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • Pack of hamburger buns
  1. In a skillet add the ground beef and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until just browned. Drain fat.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients in skillet and stir until well mixed. Transfer ingredients to slow cooker and cook in low heat for 4-6 hours.
  3. Serve on hamburger bun and enjoy!

When is the last time you had a sloppy joe?