~Loving the Simple Ways of Living~

Monday, June 25, 2012

Make Homemade Instant Oatmeal

  Do you like the convenience of instant oatmeal, but don't like the added sugar and cost? Click below and see how easy it is to make right at home. Love the thought of making up many of these little bags with a big variety of flavors. This is also great for the little children to work on, they will love being involved in making and eating it.

Make Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Peachy Time of the Year


  • Peach Preserves
  •       5 lbs peaches
  •       3 teaspoons lemon juice
  •       4 cups sugar


  1. 1
    Wash, peel, pit and chop peaches-you want 10 cups. 
  2. 2
    Place all ingredients in a large glass bowl and let stand for 1 hour.
  3. 3
    Transfer to a large stainless or enamel pot.
  4. 4
    Bring to a full boil.
  5. 5
    Boil for 30 minutes to reach the jell point-stir often and then constantly as the mixture nears the jell point.
  6. 6
    Remove and skim off foam.
  7. 7
    Ladle into clean hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  8. 8
    Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes 8 half pints

Note: To peel easy, I drop peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove from hot water and place into Ice water for 2 minutes. Peeling should just slide off.