Caitlin’s Confections: Wild Blueberry Jam

Our first summer in our house, we discovered that the wetlands in our backyard are full of blueberry trees. I can go out for hours in my wellies and pick until my bucket is full. Each year, I gather about 16 cups total. Then, I schedule a jam day (which went much smoother this year compared to last!) If you look up anything to do with canning online, you’ll find suggestions for specific supplies. I…

Cookbooks I’m Loving Lately

Without fail, I always get one or two cookbooks for Christmas so I have compiled quite the stack. These have been particularly helpful this year, considering we’ve been cooking at home so frequently (see: everyday.) I really enjoying cooking but most of the time, I’m winging things and hoping they come out. That being said, having a great recipe to follow makes for a nice change of pace. Below I’ll be sharing some of my…

Chewy Molasses Gingersnaps

These gingersnaps come handed down from a family friend to my mom to me. I swear, they taste too good to be true. The ultimate holiday staple- flavorful, chewy, sweet, and just crisp enough. Plus, the dough is honestly effortless to make. If you need a quick treat to gift or an extra addition to a dessert table, this recipe is for you! I hope you love it as much as we do. Ingredients 3/4…

Caitlin’s Confections: Grandma Barbie’s Pumpkin Bread

For most people, pumpkin-flavored ends with Thanksgiving. However in our family, we always know to expect a few loaves of Grandma Barbie’s famous pumpkin bread at Christmas. Normally, it travels all the way from Texas in a 60 lb. suitcase! That’s how you know it’s the good stuff. This is my go-to recipe for pumpkin bread. Easy, foolproof, and oh so good. Your loaves will come out sweet and light, perfect to serve in the…

Meet Caitlin

Hi there! Thanks for being here. I'm an elementary school teacher from southern New Hampshire. When I'm not in the classroom, I'm trying out new recipes, renovating and decorating our home, reading, or exploring New England and beyond. You're more than welcome to tag along!

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