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Easy Homemade Fridge Jam

Strawberry Jam

Easy Homemade Fridge Jam Makes about 1 1/2 pints 1 qt ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 cup sugar 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the strawberry mixture to a rolling boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon and mashing […]

Grilled Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Tomatillo Salsa A Kitchen Box

Sometimes we get the urge to grill 10 pounds of tomatillos when they’re in season! Simple flavors: tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeños, cilantro, lime, and salt. These can be adjusted to your family’s tastes. Grilling the tomatillos, onions, and jalepeños brings out the best flavors and mellows the spiciness of the jalapeños a bit. Just in […]



Salsa … “sauce” in Spanish… is at the very heart of Mexican Cooking, bringing life & zest to otherwise simple dishes. For a fresh alternative to the jarred, store-bought version that’s filled with sodium and sugar, make your own… you’ll be surprised how easy it is! Simple Salsa 1 28-oz can whole tomatoes with juice […]

Beet, Orange, and Hearts of Palm Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Audra Mulkern for A Kitchen Box

Audra Mulkern of Rooted in the Valley brought us this deliciously balanced beet salad featuring a few of our favorite things… Beets, Citrus, and Balsamic. If you’re tempted to leave out the hearts of palm, Don’t! The texture and flavor combination are perfection and this vinaigrette might become your favorite. Beet, Orange, and Hearts of […]