Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Have an extra pint of blueberries that you’re not sure what to do with?  Blueberry Jam!  This is an easy small batch recipe, that anyone can make. No “Sure Gel” or pressure cooker needed! You have to use sterilized jars (boil in water for 10 minutes to ensure no yucky bacteria build up), and process…

Quick Pickling

Have an abundance of produce that you’re not sure what to do with?  One easy preserving method is quick pickling, otherwise known as refrigerator pickles.  These pickles will last up to a month in the fridge and there is no need for pressure cooking or water bathing.  The only thing you do need to worry…

What Produce is in Season?

As you know, from my last post, it is blueberry season here in Pennsylvania, but that is hardly the only produce in season at the moment.  This past weekend, when we went to pick blueberries, we also were able to help harvest many other fruits and vegetables that are in season in my family’s garden….

Blueberry Season-Tips for Picking & Recipes 

Strawberry Season is over in Pennsylvania and Blueberry Season is here!  My husband has been talking about blueberry picking for a few weeks.  We were supposed to go down the shore this weekend, but Dave just could not get the blueberry picking idea out of his head, so we headed up north to where my…

The Maine Event-10 Tips for Cooking Seafood

If you read my previous post, you will know that my family, parents and I are on vacation in Maine. Whenever I come to Maine, the event I look forward to the most is the lobster dinner we make for ourselves. There is literally nothing in the world of seafood, to me, that comes close…

What Happened to Stacia May Cooks??

 My friend, Rachel, posted the following on my @staciamaycooks Instagram account:   It has challenged me to get my butt in gear and start blogging and cooking again. What happened? A lot has happened in the past year since I last posted. Soon after my last post I found out that I was pregnant.    …