Tracy lives in upstate NY with her husband, two kitties, and golden retriever. Her blog, Sugarcrafter is a baking, canning, and cooking blog that features from-scratch recipes using seasonal and local ingredients.

Grape Jam

Ready for fall? I sure am, and today I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for Grape Jam. Head on over and check it out – and have a happy Tuesday! ...more

Easy Jam Tart

Well, we made it to the end of August – and while I probably sound like a broken record, I have to say once again that I’m still not entirely sure where the summer went. It seems like just yesterday the weather was turning from winter to summer (we didn’t really have a spring this year), and we started planning our summer activities. Now, we’re beginning to plan for autumn, and the sun is setting earlier, the mornings are getting cooler, and my burning bush has already begun turning red to mark the changing of the seasons ....more

Hot Peach Jam

Hi there! In case you missed it earlier, I’m spicing things up over at Food Fanatic today with a recipe for Hot Peach Jam. Head over and check it out, and enjoy the rest of your Monday! ...more

Cast Iron Skillet SunButter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You know what’s a little crazy? How quickly this summer is flying by. I was just tweeting about it the other day, and I’ve been taking comfort in the fact that I’m not the only one wondering where the time went ....more

Blueberry Lemon Jam and Ball FRESHTECH Giveaway!

Do you have yet to begin canning this summer? Or better yet, are you brand...more

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Note: This post was originally published exactly 5 years ago on July 5th, 2009 (on another note, I can’t believe I’ve been blogging about food for over 5 years!). I have since revised the recipe and instructions to make this pie even better and simpler than its original version. I hope you enjoy it, and happy baking! ...more

Balsamic Strawberry Jam

Strawberries have finally arrived at several of my favorite farm stands this past weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. Today,...more

Sprinkle Cookies

Ah, summer. It has finally arrived here in upstate NY, at least according to the weather. The last couple weekends have been gorgeous – sunny and dry and perfect for backyard fire pits, early morning runs, and going out for ice cream with friends....more

Canning Q&A: How Does Sugar Work?

Well hello there! Today I’m back at it again over at Food Fanatic, with another installment in my Canning Q&A series – the role of sugar in preserving...more

Nutella Scones

Hello, friends. Yes, I’m still here – although as you can see, the month of April got away from me a bit. Between Easter and starting a new job, things have been a bit hectic around here lately, but I’m hoping that I’ve finally begun to settle into a new routine ....more