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 also has her own side business, Sugarcrafter Sweets, making handcrafted confitures and selling them at local stores and markets. She lives in upstate NY with her husband, kitty, and golden retriever. Her current favorite confiture is blackberry jam.

Tracy's Recent Posts

Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Fruit
Old-fashioned gooseberry jam has to be added to your preserving list immediately! Summer is here, canning season is in full swing, and you have to make this delicious spread.
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Cranberries
Cranberry jalapeño jam to spice up your Thanksgiving! Give this spicy spread a try – it makes a perfect appetizer spooned over crackers spread with a soft cheese.
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Fall
Chunky apple conserve is perfect on pancakes. Nothing says Autumn quite like apples - toss it in hand pies for a quick Fall dessert!
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Grapes
Grape jam is the perfect homemade companion to your afternoon PB&J. This simple spread is worlds beyond any store-bought version.
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Peaches
Hot peach jam is a sweet and spicy spread will liven up your larder! It's perfect spread on top of fresh cornbread muffins still warm from the oven.
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Giveaways
Blueberry lemon jam is amazing on its own; a true product of the best things about summer. Add in a Ball FreshTECH giveaway with lots of canning goodies, and you've got a great thing going!
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Summer
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.
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
How To Guides
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!
Tracy R.
Tracy R.
Sugarcrafter
Jams
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.