Tracy R.

Tracy R.

Canning Fanatic

Tracy's blog, Sugarcrafter, is a baking, canning, and occasional cooking blog that features from-scratch recipes using seasonal and local ingredients. Tracy recently started her own side business, Sugarcrafter Sweets, making handcrafted confitures and other sweet treats and selling them at local stores and farmers markets. She lives in upstate NY with her husband, two kitties, and golden retriever. Her current favorite confiture is spiced blackberry jam.

Tracy's Recent Posts



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Strawberry Balsamic jam is a grown up kind of fruit spread. Lovely and complex, it's the perfect way to preserve summer, and is wonderful stirred into your favorite yogurt or spooned over the top of vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Balsamic Jam You Just Have to Try
    144 Servings

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Ever wondered if you could reduce the sugar in your jam? How about the role that sugar plays in your preserves? Today, our canning guru is discussing your sugar-related questions in another Canning Q&A!

Canning Q&A: How Does Sugar Work?

    80 Servings

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This savory-sweet onion jam is a great condiment for burgers, or simply spread on top of toast with cheese. Or, kick your favorite pizza and flatbread toppings up a notch by spreading a bit over the top of your dough.

Onion Jam: Savory Sweet Spread
    80 Servings

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Mincemeat made of citrus, dried fruits, and other winter flavors is the perfect dessert to accompany your holiday meals. Use it as a pie filling, bake it into a bar, or simply serve it with a scoop of ice cream.

Mincemeat Pie Filling: Making Christmas Bright
    224 Servings
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The Magimix by Robot-Coupe 5200XL is a 16 cup powerhouse food processor. From pizza dough to soups and smoothies, it's the only food processor you'll ever need.

Magimix 5200XL Food Processor Review