Showing posts with label Fruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fruit. Show all posts

Thursday, November 24, 2011

One of the best cranberry sauces I have ever eaten!

The first time I had this cranberry sauce was when I was preggo with Raine. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My friend, RaeAnne, is a Martha Stewart woman. She even dressed as Martha at a Halloween party we had. I like my cranberry sauce but this one rocks!!! Thank-you RaeAnne and thank-you Martha Stewart!! This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this Thanksgiving, actually the day before.


1 bag cranberries
5 ounces dried Calimyrna figs-halved-chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dry red wine or cranberry juice

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients; cook over low heat until most of the cranberries have burst, about 15 minutes.
Transfer cranberry sauce to a small bowl. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

3 Berry Cobbler

Every berry in this cobbler was harvested locally! The blackberries were picked by my husband, dear friends and little ole' me. Not so little but you get what I mean. ;) The strawberries are Stilwell strawberries and the best strawberries that I have ever eaten. The blueberries are from Fisher's Blueberry Farm and picked by yours truly. It is like a vacation for me to get to pick blueberries all by myself. Does that sound terrible? Don't get me wrong as I love my kiddos and my husband but sometimes it is nice to have an hour to yourself. I always make various cobblers and thought why not add all three berries together and make a 3 berry cobbler. I am glad that I did because I think it is extra tasty and so did the family. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.

3 cups sliced strawberries
3 cups blueberries
3 cups blackberries
3 cups sugar
1/4 cup sugar for top crust
2 T cornstarch

Pie Crust
I double this recipe for a cobbler.

Place all of your berries in a large bowl. Pour sugar and cornstarch in and mix very well. Let sit on the counter while you roll out your crust. The juices from the berries will thicken a little while sitting there and that is fine. Place your bottom crust in a deep 9x13 pan. I used a lasagna pan for this cobbler. Pour in berries. Roll out top crust and place on top of berries. Seal top to bottom crust. Cut slits in top crust and sprinkle 1/4 cup of sugar on top. Bake at 325' for 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Canned Pineapple

Ever since Raven vacationed in Hawaii a few years ago, she has loved fresh pineapple. I have finally learned how to pick a fresh, and ripe, pineapple at the store. Our family of five can sure put away the pineapple. I hate to think when winter hits there will be no fresh pineapple. I know it is spring but I always think of the future hee hee...anyway, Sean bought me 10 pineapples so I decided to can pineapple this year. I had to fight off the kiddos while I cleaned them but I did manage to have quite a bit left after their fly by raids. Each pineapple makes 1 quart, not bad if you ask me. Like I said, I am sure one was eaten in the canning process. This is What’s Cookin on Beaty’s Creek this extra hot day!


10 pineapples
4 cups sugar
12 cups water
10-quart jars, flats and rings

Clean your pineapples and cut into chunks. Bring to a boil the water and sugar. Pack pineapple into clean jars. When water and sugar aka syrup are boiling ladle into packed jars. This is now the time to boil your flats. I never boil mine but just heat them until bubbles form on them in the water. Now place flats on clean jar tops and screw rings on tightly. Place into hot water bath canner and cover jars with 2 inches of water. When water begins to boil start timer. Boil for 20 minutes. Cool jars and place in cabinet.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Raisin Oatmeal Bread

My oven is fixed!!! Hear the birds singing?? Oh no, that is just my kiddos wanting brownies,  hee hee.  I decided to celebrate my oven's return by baking like a mad woman. This is the first of several recipes I "baked" yesterday.  Raven loves a healthy breakfast so I try to mix it up a little for her.  You can only eat fresh fruit and have hot tea so many mornings in a row.  This is a pretty good raisin bread if you ask me.  Ask Ransome and he will tell you raisins are from the devil, funny kid he is.  If you are a lover of raisin bread, bake this and then toast it and slather it with some butter.  This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup honey
1 t cinnamon
2 T yeast
1 T sea salt
1/2 cup corn oil
2 1/3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup raisins

Mix water, milk, yeast, honey, and salt together.  Add to it oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and all purpose.  Mix until well blended.  Now add in oil, and cinnamon, knead for 5 minutes.  Now with your hand knead in raisins.  Let rise for 2 hours.  Now divide dough in half and place in two loaf pans.  Let rise for 1 hour.  Bake at 350' for 40-50 minutes.  Remove from oven and butter top.  Remove from pans after 20 minutes.  

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blackberry Jam

I know I am going a little berry crazy lately but you will forgive me won't you? I am big fan of blackberries and their seeds. We have loads of wild blackberries around Beaty's Creek and the usual chiggers that go with blackberries and the heat of Summer. I don't care, I will itch for days just to have this jam, (there is that word again) when ole' Jack Frost is knocking at the door. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


6 cups of blackberries-mashed
5 cups of sugar
2 packages of liquid pectin-(I love liquid pectin much more than powder.)
4 pint jars with flats and rings

Mash blackberries with sugar. Now in a thick bottomed pan pour in your blackberry mixture. Add in your liquid pectin and heat over medium heat until boiling. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into jars. Seal jars and process in a hot water bath for 12 minutes. Let sit in a dark cabinet for a least one week before opening. I could not do this and nothing bad happened. Enjoy!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Blueberry Jam

Jam...Hmmm...I have to tell you the story of my hate of the word jam. I don't really know why, maybe I consider it a Yankee word for preserves. Then why am I calling my recipe jam? Because apparently everyone but me calls blueberry preserves, blueberry jam. Whatever you call this recipe you will be glad that you made it. Nothing will taste better than homemade "jam" on fresh baked bread or in Greek yogurt! This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


4 cups crushed blueberries
4 3/4 cups sugar
1 package pectin
4 pint jars with flats and rings

Raven crushed my blueberries and I was glad that she did since Raine, our 3 year old, was assisting in the jam making. Okay, now I am calling my preserves jam, so jam it is. Pour your crushed berries into a heavy bottom pot and add your pectin. I will usually stir the heck out of the berries so the pectin dissolves completely. Now bring it to a rolling boil, the kind of boil that does not stop when stirred. Add in your sugar and boil for 3 minutes. Pour into 4 pint jars and seal. I process my jars in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blueberry Bars

Well it is blueberry picking time on Beaty's Creek again and I am more than willing to pick a few gallons. What is better in a smoothie than frozen blueberries?? This recipe is one of our favorites and I am sure you will like it too. I have been using the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter brand of butter and I am surprised it isn't! It tastes good and it is great to bake with also. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today!


1 cup sugar
1 t baking powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
1 egg
1 t salt
1 t vanilla

4 1/2 cups blueberries
1 cup sugar
2 t cornstarch

Mix flour, 1 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder together. Now cut in the butter until crumbly looking. Add in the egg and mix well. Press 3/4 of the crust into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Now mix blueberries, sugar, and cornstarch together then pour over the bottom crust. Sprinkle the remaining crust on top of blueberries and bake at 350' fro 45 minutes.