Archive | June 2012

Rhubarb Jam

We finally made rhubarb Jam last week.  I have been wanting to make it for a while, but never got the chance.  I got this recipe from STARAJOY at allrecipes.com.  It turned out great.  My son ate it on ice cream and loved it (and he doesn’t like pineapple!)   It is very easy to make so if you have an abundance of Rhubarb, give it a try!

Rhubarb Jam

Ingredients

  • 10 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
  •  1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  •  2 cups white sugar
  •  1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin

Directions

Place the rhubarb, pineapple, and sugar into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until rhubarb is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in gelatin until completely blended. Ladle into glass jars or plastic containers to refrigerate or freeze.

I used raspberry jello since I made so much strawberry jam already.  Everyone liked it!  My son couldn’t believe he had eaten pineapple & didn’t know it!  I will definitely be making it again!  Hope you have a chance to give it a try.

Susan G. Komen – Ride for the Cure

I will be riding in the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure in Ann Arbor on August 4th.  I will be riding 30 miles.  I am trying to raise $500 for this cause.  Please consider helping me by ordering a t-shirt for only $15.  You can order them at www.teespring.com/smccaughna.  You will not be charged until 50 shirts have been ordered.  If 50 shirts are not ordered by July 1, the shirts will not be printed.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to support breast cancer and help me to reach this goal.  Thank you so much!

Extra Easy Hummus

I am new to hummus but when I stumbled upon this recipe the other day, I knew I just had to try it.  The kids loved it!  So we will be making it often for snacks around here. We used it with crackers, carrots, cucumbers.etc.   I adapted it from Donalyn at allrecipes.com.  I thought I would share it with you.  Enjoy!

Extra Easy Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil.  Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.