Sweet Red Cherry Refrigerator Jam


Do you have just 3 cups of sweet red cherries and not know what to do with them? Make this easy pectin free refrigerator jam. Traditional canning can be a daunting or time-consuming task for many people, but this recipe which provides the same results takes a fraction of that time. Bonus, you probably already have all the ingredients right there at home! Ingredients 3 c. of sweet red cherries, destemmed and pitted ¾ c. granulated white sugar ¼ c. honey 2 tbsp. of lemon juice 2 tbsp. cornstarch (for slurry) 1 tbsp. water (for slurry) Directions Destem and pit the [...]

Sweet Red Cherry Refrigerator Jam2022-08-03T19:59:47+00:00

Viral Yogurt Bark w/ Sweet Cherries Trend


We took the viral yogurt bark trend to a new level with fresh sweet red cherries, pistachios, chia seeds, cocoa nibs, and unsweetened coconut shreds. This version is a play-off of my favorite trail mix, but the possibilities are truly endless. Some other great flavors that pair well with cherries are, slivered almonds, cinnamon, dried apricots, and/or white chocolate morsels!  Ingredients 32 oz. container of full fat vanilla yogurt  1 cup of pitted sweet red cherries quartered ½ cup of shelled pistachios ¼ cup of chia seeds ½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds 3 tbsp. of cocoa nibs Directions Line a cookie [...]

Viral Yogurt Bark w/ Sweet Cherries Trend2022-07-27T17:55:50+00:00

Chocolate & Sweet Red Cherry Macarons


These light and airy French style chocolate macarons are filled with cherry buttercream and compote. In this simplified recipe, I will share my method to create an approachable way to perfect these tricky treats and create a classic flavor combination that we all know and love. Ingredients   Macarons: 100 grams egg whites (aged overnight and brought to room temperature) ¼ tsp. cream of tarter 60 grams of granulated white sugar 110 grams of superfine almond flour 190 grams of powdered sugar 10 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder 75 grams dark melting chocolate (for chocolate drizzle) Cherry Compote: 70 grams of [...]

Chocolate & Sweet Red Cherry Macarons2022-07-21T18:23:47+00:00

Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops


Looking for a sweet treat you can make and enjoy with the kids this summer? Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops are a must have! Simplify by using a store-bought instant pudding mix. Traditionally you cannot use milk substitutes in instant puddings, but since we are freezing these popsicles, it is totally okay to use a milk alternative. I personally have made these with oat milk before and they turned out great! With only a few ingredients and super simple instructions, this is an all-ages friendly project that will not only entertain the mind, but also the tastebuds!   Ingredients 1 [...]

Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops2022-06-30T20:56:28+00:00

Dried KORU® Apple & Cinnamon Stick Garland


Written by: Valerie Musser Nothing is more idyllic than a handmade garland for the holidays and this KORU® and cinnamon stick swag does not disappoint! This garland is a very easy-to-do project. KORU® Apples are the ideal candidate for this, as they are slow to brown, crisp and hold their shape during the drying process better than other varieties. Yield: Makes 3 3ft garlands Supplies: KORU® Apples (I used 3 apples for my garland, but you can use more or less, depending on the length that you need.) Dehydrator or baking sheet for oven method  Cinnamon sticks (easy to order in bulk [...]

Dried KORU® Apple & Cinnamon Stick Garland2021-11-23T19:06:47+00:00

Rockit™ Apple Stamped Tea Towels Holiday Gifting


Written by: Valerie Musser Block Printing dates back thousands of years and has origins in China, before becoming increasingly popular in Asia, making India, the epicenter of block printing popularity. Nowadays, it is seen on everything! Go to your local home store and you will see this art style on pillows, napkins, lamp shades, tablecloths, and other textiles. As far as difficulty goes, it depends on your desired outcome. You can go with a simplistic design like shown above, or add an all over pattern of different colors, like shown below. It is up to you and your artistic comfort level. [...]

Rockit™ Apple Stamped Tea Towels Holiday Gifting2021-11-23T18:58:10+00:00

KORU™ Apple Chutney & KORU™ Apple Butter


Recipe by: Valerie Musser KORU® apples are wonderful for cooking as they are naturally sweet, juicy and taste of vanilla and spice! During the holidays, there are so many ways to use apples, but two of my personal favorites are in apple butter and apple chutney.  They work great as a make ahead accompaniment to a charcuterie board or given as a homemade gift.  Apple chutney is a savory condiment. It originated in India and has spread throughout the world due to its delightful flavors. It is sweet, spicy, and the vinegary finish goes great with meats, cheeses and even spread on [...]

KORU™ Apple Chutney & KORU™ Apple Butter2021-11-08T18:00:34+00:00

Lucy™ Apple Charcuterie Tutorial


Recipe by: Valerie Musser Charcuterie cheese boards are a staple appetizer offering anytime, but especially during the holidays. In this tutorial, I have specifically selected items to pair best with Lucy ™ Glo & Lucy ™ Rose Apples.  Not only are they delicious, but they make a statement on any cheeseboard due to their unique coloring and delicious crisp flavor. Lucy ™ apples, are part Honeycrisp. Lucy™ Rose, has that sweet tangy flavor, crunch and uniquely also hints of berry. This apple tastes extraordinary with alternative milk cheese like Manchego, goat, and wine-soaked cheeses, while Lucy™ Glo, has a bit more of [...]

Lucy™ Apple Charcuterie Tutorial2021-11-09T23:40:13+00:00

How to make Vibrant Salads!


We all know that salads are a healthy meal choice, but let’s face it, they tend to get boring over time. So, how do you make your salads pop? Add fruit for texture and contrasting flavors and an interesting dressing and your taste buds will thank you! Make Your Own Dressing There are loads of delicious salad dressing choices on the market but sometimes it's more economical to make your own in-between grocery store trips, not to mention healthier. Making your own salad dressing is also simple to put together and easy to scale up for a large family of salad [...]

How to make Vibrant Salads!2021-09-30T16:30:34+00:00

Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits and DIY


Blog by: Valerie Musser, Valerie’s Of Course Catering We have all heard of Apple Cider Vinegar aka ACV.  But what is it for? There are so many uses! Here are a few of the reasons why we should all incorporate this natural ferment into our daily wellness routine: Health Benefits Aids in digestion Weight loss Balances the bodies PH Maintain healthy gut flora Clears skin Reduces gas and bloating Kills harmful bacteria Detoxifies the body Natural appetite suppressant Can relieve sinus pressure and congestion Gets rid of dandruff Sooths bug bite redness and itch Lowers Cholesterol   So how do you incorporate [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits and DIY2021-09-20T18:21:13+00:00
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