Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Candy Apple Jelly

So pretty for Christmastime,
Christmas Candy Apple Jelly
is apple-y and cinnamon-y
and really simple to make!

You will need - 

4 cups apple juice
1/2 cup red hot candies
1 box (1.75 ounces) powdered pectin
4 1/2 cups sugar

Combine juice, candies, and pectin in a large saucepan until pectin is dissolved.
Bring to a boil and then add sugar.
Continue to boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes.

Skim off foam and carefully ladle into hot sterilized jars leaving 1/4" head space.
(Jelly will be liquid at this point.  After cooling completely overnight it will set up.)
Place sterilized lids onto jars and tighten bands.
Process 5 minutes in water bath canner. 
Carefully remove jars from canner and listen for pings
to make sure each jar seals properly.

Makes twelve 4 ounce jars.

From The Farm Blog Hop

Mocha Hot Cocoa - a Christmastime Favorite!

A batch of mocha hot cocoa makes lots to share at Christmastime.

Teacher gifts, coworkers, neighbors...

Everyone loves hot cocoa!

It is one of our favorite treats, too.

So I always make sure to save a jar or two for us!

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I love to make this special cocoa just at Christmas time!

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 15th-21st


tortellini, ceasar salad, baguette

out for supper


out for supper 


daughter at a party, Mr. H. and son at the ranch, cheese and crackers for me :-)