Like that crooked birdhouse hanging in the background? Those sparrows know how to party.
The easiest, most delicious summer recipe that I make is jam. It's so simple...nothing more than fruit fresh from the market, a little sugar and fruit pectin.
Now I realize that every blogger and her mom has been posting their jam making adventures over the past few weeks. What's one more? :) Once you've made it yourself, I promise you'll never go back.
My "recipe" isn't anything special. I just follow the directions right off the pectin packet, which costs about 2 bucks at WalMart. I cut down the sugar to less than a cup, though, since the berries this time of year are super sweet on their own. I also use the 16 oz Ball jars because they look cuter tied with a ribbon! And we may or may not have any problem polishing off the large jars...
Our nearby fruit market had strawberries for $0.59/pound, so I went a little berry buying crazy. I hope every family member we see this weekend enjoys getting a jar for themselves!