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Prevent food waste with a tiny batch of tomato jalapeno jam. Easy cinnamon bread recipe without yeast It needs just two clamshell boxes of grape tomatoes and less than an hour of cooking.

I have half a dozen or so buckets of activity that I’m trying to move forward at the moment and I spend most of my time ricochetting between them. Easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast baking powder A book proposal. Cinnamon bun dough recipe for bread machine The podcast.

Cinnamon roll recipe from scratch My teaching schedule. Cinnamon bun recipe bread machine Taxes. Best cinnamon roll recipe bread machine This blog. The perfect cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe My email inbox (good lord, that inbox). Cinnamon roll frosting recipe with cream cheese And around 4:30 this afternoon, I was just done.

I wandered to the fridge and started looking for things that needed to be used up. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe Even if I couldn’t move my work world any further at that moment, perhaps I could be productive in other ways.

I found two squat containers of grape tomatoes and a tiny jar containing three tablespoons of diced jalapenos (leftover from a recipe testing project that I did for a friend a couple weeks back). Cinnamon roll frosting recipe easy Ah yes. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe without powdered sugar Tiny batch tomato jalapeno jam.

From there, it was a matter of a few minutes of chopping, a quick bit of measuring, and 45 minutes of low simmer. Cinnamon bun topping recipe I could have cooked it down more quickly over higher heat, but wanted to be able to do a sink full of dishes and some other prep, and so opted for a lazy bubble rather than a frenzied one.

And then, it was done. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe with powdered sugar Tomatoes and jalapenos repurposed rather than wasted and a sense of purpose regained. The best cinnamon roll recipe in the world Now, I’ll confess that finished batch doesn’t forge any particularly new territory in the world of tomato jams. Cinnamon roll recipe using frozen dinner rolls But the heat and brightness of flavor made it delicious enough to merit a quick blog post. Soft fluffy cinnamon roll recipe And so here we are.

This raspberry meyer lemon shrub is the perfect take for anyone who’s a little bit skeptical about the idea of using syrup-y, vinegar infused concoctions in their own kitchens. Soft gooey cinnamon roll recipe The lemon tempers the vinegar and makes for a bright, flavorful concentrate.

This month’s Food in Jars Mastery Challenge has been all about jellies and shrubs. Easy soft cinnamon roll recipe We’ve been doing a lot of talking about jellies here on the blog, but nearly as much about shrubs. Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe without bread machine Today, that changes.

This raspberry meyer lemon shrub is one of my favorites because the berries bring vivid color and flavor, and the lemons help moderate the sharpness of the vinegar.

This is an uncooked shrub and you start simply by muddling 6 ounces of raspberries and 8 ounces of granulated sugar together (I love my Masontops Pickle Packer for this task).

Once the berries are well smashed into the sugar, you zest 2 meyer lemons into the jar.

Stir it together and let it rest overnight in the refrigerator.

The next day, pull the jar out of the fridge. Easy cinnamon roll recipe with biscuits Give it a good stir to make sure that all the sugar has dissolved into the fruit juice.

Set a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the macerating fruit and syrup through.

Use a silicone spatula and really work the seeds around in the sieve so that you get all the liquid into the bowl.

Once the shrub is finished, it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 weeks. Cinnamon roll cake recipe Pour it into sparkling water, drizzle it on fruit, use it to top ice cream, or make a vinaigrette out of it.

Hello canners! Join me on Thursday, March 23 at 9 pm eastern/ 6 pm pacific for an hour-long Facebook livestream over on the Food in Jars Facebook page.

This time, I’m going to show you how to make a small batch of Raspberry Meyer Lemon shrub and will show you at least three different ways to use it. Cinnamon roll cake recipe easy I’ll also be available to answer all your questions about this month’s Mastery Challenge and will talk a little bit about what’s coming for next month, as well.

Look for the recipe for the shrub recipe here tomorrow, so that you can make it along with me, if you so desire.

Today’s guest post comes to us from Erin Urquhart. Cinnamon roll cake recipe yellow mix She’s stopped by to share her recipe for Mango Habanero Mint Shrub. Cinnamon roll cake recipe pampered chef Welcome to Food in Jars, Erin!

Over the past couple of years I have began to notice that unintentionally many of my preserved goods either include alcohol or pair perfectly with alcohol- a strange coincidence, indeed. Cinnamon roll cake recipe pinterest I’m beginning to think that I “subconsciously” come up with pickle ingredients with martinis on the mind. Cinnamon bun cake recipe on facebook By no surprise, I admit that I am a sucker for any type of brined, vinegar-based, or bitter cocktail.

Having only ever read about shrubs on ingredient lists, I was surprised to learn the very intentional alcohol related origin of liquid shrubs. Cinnamon roll icing recipe without butter As story goes, shrubs originally gained popularity in the 1680s among English smugglers who were trying to avoid paying import taxes on booze being shipped from Europe. Cinnamon roll icing recipe with cream cheese To avoid detection and thus taxation, smugglers would sink barrels full of alcohol off the Atlantic coast to be retrieved at a later time. Cinnamon roll icing recipe without powdered sugar Upon retrieval, the addition of the shrub fruit flavors were used to mask the taste of alcohol fouled by sea water. Cinnamon roll icing recipe without cream cheese Who knew!?

Unless your pirate heritage runs deep, nowadays, shrubs, aka “drinking vinegars” are making a come back in the international cocktail scene. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe without cream cheese Due to their high concentration of vinegar and sugar, shrubs can be prepared in advance made as a pre-made drink mixture. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe cream cheese When Marisa announced the 2017 Food in Jars Mastery Challenge late last year, I found myself beyond excited with anticipation for all the creative and weird cocktail shrubs I planned to make.

Apparently, because my craft shrub confidence isn’t quite up to par to make more wild types of shrubs like a fennel fruit shrub, or a sweet tomato shrub, I decide to play it safe for this month’s challenge. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe with yeast This recipe presents a refreshing yet spicy shrub combination, a Mango Habanero Mint Shrub. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe laura vitale To keep the flavors strong and fresh, I opted for the cold-pressed shrub method. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast Additionally, because I didn’t want to mask any pepper or mint, I chose the more delicate color and flavor profiles of champagne vinegar.

The resulting sweet heat of this mango shrub is pretty phenomenal. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe easy I admittedly coughed following first gulp (oops), “wow that’s really strong!!”. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without bread machine Alas, after bottling and letting it settle in the fridge for a couple days the taste is now just right, and it’ll only get better. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch For a stronger mint flavor, I recommend upping your fresh mint amount.

For a refreshing drink serve this Mango Habanero Mint Shrub with ice cold water/seltzer, or get spicy and serve it with the Tequila Shrub Cocktail listed below. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe cinnabon Also, make sure you reserve that mango fruit pulp for an awesome topping for your Saturday morning french toast, or perhaps use it in a homemade spicy mango cornbread. Cinnabon cinnamon roll frosting recipe Yum!

Scientist by day, pickler by night, Erin Urquhart (from Putting Up with Erin) has always had a deep affinity for pickles. Cinnamon bun icing recipe without cream cheese She’s the type of person who is super disappointed if pickles aren’t included in every holiday spread. Cinnamon roll icing cream cheese A regular contributor of pickle reviews to her local Durham, NC newspaper, she even drives a car with “Pickle” vanity license plates.

This small batch of apple ginger jelly is delicious in a PB&J and would be even better served with fresh ricotta and crostini.

I bought these cute little lady apples back in January, thinking I would make a clever pickle or a preserve them in a cinnamon-spiked syrup. Cinnamon sticky buns recipe no yeast I tucked them into my produce drawer and the days went by.

As I started thinking about this month’s challenge, those apples leapt to mind and I knew that their destiny lay elsewhere. Easy sticky cinnamon bun recipe Along with a couple other apples, they were meant to become jelly. Cinnamon sticky buns recipe biscuits Apple ginger jelly, to be precise.

I love using apples to make jelly because while they make a respectable preserve all on their own, they have a neutral enough flavor that they can take on a wide array of other flavors as well. Sticky cinnamon bun starbucks recipe I combined my apples with fresh ginger, but you could go with a fresh herb or a trio of warm winter spices.

The process of making jelly from apples is easy enough. Sticky cinnamon rolls recipe Cut them into halves or quarters. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe without cream cheese Cover them with water (start with about a cup more water than you need for your finished recipe). Best cinnamon bun filling recipe Add your flavor enhancers if you’re using something that appreciates a longer infusion. Easy cinnamon roll filling recipe And simmer until the fruit is very soft.

Once the fruit is soft, it’s time to strain. Cinnamon bread recipe without yeast I line old china cap and stand that I inherited from my great-aunt Flora with a nut milk bag (sturdier than a jelly bag), but you can also use a traditional jelly bag stand, or even a colander lined with cheesecloth that you perch on top of a tall bowl.

Best practice is to give your fruit at least 6-8 hours to drain so that you don’t introduce any pulp into the juice that could make your jelly cloudy. Easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast However, if you don’t really care about having a batch of a slightly opaque jelly, go ahead and squeeze. Sweet roll dough recipe for bread machine I got an additional half cup of juice from my fruit thanks to some vigorous squeezing.

Once you’ve got all the juice extracted from your apples, it’s time to make the jelly. The best cinnamon bun recipe ever Bring the juice to a boil. Easy cinnamon roll recipe no yeast As it heats, whisk the sugar and pectin together. Cinnamon roll dough recipe for bread machine Once the juice boils, whisk in the the pectin-spiked sugar and stir. Cinnamon roll frosting cream cheese Add some fresh lemon juice for balance. Mini cinnamon rolls no yeast And start checking for set.

Once you get some nice, thick sheeting on the back of your spoon or the jelly passes the plate test, it is done. Cinnamon bun recipe bread maker Pour it into jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace (the thinner the product, the less headspace you need).

The finished flavor of this jelly is bright from the apples and just a little bit spicy from the ginger. Cinnamon roll recipe bread machine I ate the last couple teaspoons that wouldn’t fit into the jars on peanut butter toast and felt very much like all was right with the world. Cinnamon roll recipe bread machine dough I could also see it tasting very good spread thinly inside a grilled cheese sandwich.

For those of you who made jelly for this month’s challenge, how has it gone for you? Any favorites to share?

It’s become popular in recent years to keep a gratitude journal. Cinnamon roll recipe from scratch no yeast Often no more than a simple notebook, this practice allows one to list and enumerate the many things for which they feel grateful. Swedish cinnamon buns recipe uk I’ve often considered adopting this habit, but have never quite managed to commit to that kind of journaling (sometimes it’s all I can do to keep up this website).

However, I have much that for which I am grateful. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast And if I were to start making lists, near the top would be my gratitude for my dinner making abilities. Cinnamon roll glaze no cream cheese It might sound silly, but I am grateful that it’s something I have both the means and the skills to do without a whole lot of heartache or struggle.

Throughout my adult life, I’ve picked up an assortment of know-how related to making dinner. Cinnamon roll icing recipe easy How to make soup. Easy cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese frosting How to roast vegetables. Cinnamon roll icing recipe with powdered sugar How to toast grains in a little bit of butter before adding water to increase their deliciousness. Cinnamon roll topping recipe And how to make a one-pot pasta dish.

I’ve made a number of these pasta dishes over the years ( here’s a memorably delicious one) and their original inspiration is always the single skillet pasta recipe from Martha Stewart that took the internet by storm a several years back. Cinnabon cinnamon roll icing recipe This one takes a bit longer than the Martha version, but most of the time is hands off, so it still manages to feel blessedly simple.

This particular one-pan pasta dish features a whole bunch of leeks, braised boneless, skinless chicken thighs, baby spinach, creme fraiche (for creaminess), and several tablespoons of diced preserved lemon peel (about three-quarters of a small preserved lemon).

The resulting meal is hearty, bright, and really comforting. Cinnamon bun recipe with cream cheese icing It reminds me of the casseroles of my childhood, only without a can of cream of mushroom soup.

I made this dish this weekend particularly to feature the Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized 5 Quart Casserole. Frozen bread cinnamon roll recipe A few months back, a rep from Lagostina emailed and invited me to participate a promotion/giveaway to show off the goodness that is this pan.

And it is good. The wide cooking area and non-stick surface makes for quick cooking and even speedier clean-up. Cinnamon roll icing recipe brown sugar The tight-fitting lid makes a nice braising environment. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe with cream cheese icing It’s oven safe (in case you want to crisp the top of your pasta). Easy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe no yeast And it’s pretty enough to go straight from stovetop to the table.

The Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized 5 Quart Casserole is valued at $49.99 (a steal for such a sturdy pan) and can be found exclusively at Macy’s. Cinnamon roll frosting without cream cheese For more information about Lagostina, check out their social accounts and visit their website.

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Disclosure: Lagostina sent me this casserole to use and write about. Cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese No additional compensation was provided. Cinnamon roll glaze without cream cheese All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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