Jam it out yo! I know a jam I know a jam jam!

Sweet Summer Strawberry Jam

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  • Jun 13 2012

I think I may just be the last lady on this planet who enjoys making homemade jams and jellies. But I wanted to pass this fun, inspiring and truly gratifying tradition on to you. Much like our Mothers did, jams are a simple and easy way to preserve tasty, wholesome and deelish fruits at their peak season! Don’t let this amazing craft go extinct! Join me!

Strawberry Jam, Like Mom used to make, simply delish.

  • 4 cups lightly crushed strawberries, not fully pulsed
  • 7 cups sugar, use organic, granulated
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, watch for the seeds!
  • 1 package Certo (Sure Jell) or prepared powdered pectin
  1. Wash the berries, cut off stems. Crush with your pretty hands,  then measure. Or if using frozen, thaw out 100% and mask with a potato masher or using hands.
  2. Place the crushed berries in a large saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Add the sugar and lemon juice, stir well with a wooden spoon,
  4. Bring to a boil on high heat. Boil rapidly, stirring constantly for just one minute..
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the pectin. Go ahead and place back on the heat for 1 more minute then remove quick from heat!
  6. You’ll notice some foam at the top here, just use a spider or a slotted spoon skim off the foam and discard.
  7. Carefully fill and process jars with a spouted measuring cup. Fill all the way to the top!
  8. Place the lids on top of the jam jars. Twist on the tops!
  9. Now to seal…  Gently, place the jars in a large stockpot full of boiling water. Make sure that the jars are fully submerged in the boiling water. Let it sit in the simmering water for 10-15 minutes to set.  Jars should seal by then. If not they will seal while cooling.
  10. Remove jars after 10-15 minutes, set aside to cool and set.
  11. Makes approx. 8 half-pint (250 ml) jars. I lovvvve to decorate mine all up cutesy and fabulous—just add cute fabric swatches, twine and make homemade tags! And voila! You’re a sexy lil lady!!♥ go guurrll!
  12. ♥ppss ultra bonus dude, these can be stored in a cool, dry place, unopened for a year and a half. Word.


  • Courtscc

    I am appalled at the hidden fat/cals at this restaurant x… who is it?! My husband will sometimes opt for a caesar thinking he’s eating healthy but he might as well be consuming a burger! If the real Caesar ate like this he’d been dead from heart attack well before the Ides of March murdering.

  • Courtscc

    I am appalled at the hidden fat/cals at this restaurant x… who is it?! My husband will sometimes opt for a caesar thinking he’s eating healthy but he might as well be consuming a burger! If the real Caesar ate like this he’d been dead from heart attack well before the Ides of March murdering.

    • CandiceKumai

      Oh Lordy, they are actually almost always made with copious ammounts of mayo and egg yolk, oil ans cheese.. croutons just add to the fat! So try this Skinny Versh at home! Here weeegoooo! gogo!! ha!

    • Celina337

      FYI – The caesar salad actually gets the name from the chef who first made it in 1924, Caesar Cardini and has absolutely nothing to do with the other historical figure! ;o)

  • CandiceKumai

    Oh Lordy, they are actually almost always made with copious ammounts of mayo and egg yolk, oil ans cheese.. croutons just add to the fat! So try this Skinny Versh at home! Here weeegoooo! gogo!! ha!

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  • Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    My God! I was in a Mom-and-Pop Italian restaurant here in Venezuela, and a friend ordered a Caesar salad last week, when I saw the ingredients and sauces (blue cheese by the handful! Mayo galore!) and those oily croutons … I asked a nutritionist pal to make a guesstimate of calories, and she was appalled to say it could’ve been a 900-ish calorie salad! Eek! Reminds me of those “chef salads” of the 80s with loads of meat. Nice to see a slimmer version, I’ll make sure to try this. BTW I watched “Cook Yourself Thin” in my TV last night, you guys rule!

    • CandiceKumai

      Daniella!! I know isn’t it insane how they hide ALL the fat and calories from you!! LOL Chef’s Salad… SOOOO 80′s dude! I love t!! that cracks me up!! Sooo going to write about that one day!! Share this recipe on your FBook page! xxo, Candice

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543889800 Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    My God! I was in a Mom-and-Pop Italian restaurant here in Venezuela, and a friend ordered a Caesar salad last week, when I saw the ingredients and sauces (blue cheese by the handful! Mayo galore!) and those oily croutons … I asked a nutritionist pal to make a guesstimate of calories, and she was appalled to say it could’ve been a 900-ish calorie salad! Eek! Reminds me of those “chef salads” of the 80s with loads of meat. Nice to see a slimmer version, I’ll make sure to try this. BTW I watched “Cook Yourself Thin” in my TV last night, you guys rule!

    • CandiceKumai

      Daniella!! I know isn’t it insane how they hide ALL the fat and calories from you!! LOL Chef’s Salad… SOOOO 80′s dude! I love t!! that cracks me up!! Sooo going to write about that one day!! Share this recipe on your FBook page! xxo, Candice

  • Celina337

    FYI – The caesar salad actually gets the name from the chef who first made it in 1924, Caesar Cardini and has absolutely nothing to do with the other historical figure! ;o)

  • Paulapiedrahita

    awesome :) buying the book – you rock!!!!

    • CandiceKumai

      u00a0no no … you rock… xx ck

  • Paulapiedrahita

    awesome :) buying the book – you rock!!!!

    • CandiceKumai

       no no … you rock… xx ck

  • Sarahk

    Most delicious Caesar Salad ever!! Love this one!

  • Sarahk

    Most delicious Caesar Salad ever!! Love this one!

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    Love this healthier version of Caesar Salad. I have a freezer full of bread ends that I save for croutons and toasts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      Love it Jeanette!! xoxou00a0n

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    Love this healthier version of Caesar Salad. I have a freezer full of bread ends that I save for croutons and toasts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      Love it Jeanette!! xoxo