Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Do you have any recipes that you fear? That you have never tried because you honestly worried that you would mess them up?

That is how I have felt about making Jam/Jelly. Growing up my Mom would make jams each year from whatever fruit was available.

Growing up I took it for granted that fresh jam was just a regular thing in all households. We never had jams or jellys from the store only my Moms homemade jams.

Fast forward a few years…ok 30+ years but that is a whole nother story and I have never made Jam before.

It is one of those recipes that has just scared me a bit. I was worried that I would mess it up, not seal the container properly or it would taste horrible.

While my parents were visiting I told my Mom that I really wanted to learn to make jam. I wanted to start with a super easy recipe that was not very scary and move my way up the ladder of recipes.

She suggested we make Strawberry Freezer Jam and I was all for it.

how to make strawberry freezer jam

This recipe is crazy simple easy! No fear involved at all in making this recipe! There are only a few steps and you freezer the jam so you don’t have to worry about canning…. 

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Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

You all know I love my crock pot!

One of my favorite things to do with my crock pot is prepare party food. There is nothing better than having your food ready to go when your guests arrive and YOU actually get to enjoy the event because you are not stuck in the kitchen

As we get closer and closer to footballs big game I thought it would be fun to highlight some great Crock Pot Recipes!

Today’s recipe for Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip is…

-seriously easy to make

-tastes amazing

-and only takes 2 hours in the crock pot so if you forget to set it up early it will still be ready quickly

Crock Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken DipThis recipe is perfect for your football parties and really any event that you need to serve cheesy goodness at!… 

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Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

I have a confession to make…..I have never figured out how to make hard boiled eggs on the stove top. For some reason this skill is not one that is in my repertoire. Thankfully I have a trick up my sleeve that makes it so I never have to worry about making hard boiled eggs on the stove top…..I make Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs!

Yes it is true! You can use your trusty crock pot to hard boil eggs and they turn out magnificent! I mean seriously these are so dang easy to make! You don’t have to worry about boiling the water, watching over the eggs so they are not in the water to long, or any of the other issues that I seem to run into with hard boiling an egg on the stove top.

I put off making hard boiled eggs for years until I figured out I could use the crock pot. Now I make these all the time and John takes them to work for a snack, we slice them over salads, or just enjoy them on their own.

Are you ready for the crazy easy oh my goodness why have I not been doing this for years instructions on how to make a Crock Pot Hard Boiled Egg?

Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs… 

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Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

Thank you to the National Frozen & Refriegerated Food Association for sponsoring today’s recipe. I am excited to share with you how I use frozen and refrigerated food to make holiday planning easier!

This year my goal is to make Thanksgiving as calm and stress free as possible. I am planning on making a ton of crock pot recipes including this Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole!

One of the great things about this Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole is you can get all of the ingredients ahead of time so you are not worrying about running to the store last minute. You can pick up some bags of frozen green beans when you find them on sale and have them ready to go for Thanksgiving.

I try and stock up my freezer in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving with all of the foods I may need. I love being able to get everything while it is on sale and not having to worry about it going bad.  The freezer becomes my good friend during the holidays and really year round. I freeze a little bit of everything so we can enjoy it year round.

If you love ham and turkey this time of the year is perfect to stock up on a few. I stick them in my freezer when I can grab them on sale so I have them a few months down the road when they are back to full price.

I recently learned from the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association that the freezer aisle has over 3700 different varieties of foods. These foods are frozen at the height of ripeness.

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

A few other Crock Pot Thanksgiving dishes we have prepared are… 

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