Gaytan is one of several area residents participating in the club, known as “America’s Great Recipe Swap.” Members can post their own “family tested and approved” recipes, try recipes submitted by other club members, print hundreds of grocery coupons and enter recipe contests.
Her submission of “Gaytan’s Strawberry Blackberry Jam With Lavender” was named a blue ribbon winner by Just A Pinch Food Editor Janet Tharpe. To land the award, Gaytan served up a full-flavored, festive dish that was both tasty and easy to prepare.
“I gathered some blackberries from my property, in the hopes of making some jam. But I didn’t have enough. I decided to use up the strawberries from my recent trip to the farmer’s market plus the lavender I grow, as well. So delicious!”
The recipe for Gaytan’s Strawberry Blackberry Jam With Lavender, along with thousands of others, can be viewed, printed and shared at no charge through Just A Pinch.
They also have the opportunity to utilize a personal online recipe box to save recipes, compile grocery lists and plan meals. In addition, members can create and join discussion groups, chat about recipes, share cooking tips and build relationships as if they are sitting around one big kitchen table.
“We continually add new features to the club based on the feedback of our members,” says Tharpe. “It’s because of people like Bela Gaytan, who is proud to share her family’s favorite recipes with other hometown cooks, that the club has become so popular and is growing so fast.”
Founded in 2010, Just A Pinch Recipes offers free memberships and premium perks. Join them in the kitchen at www.justapinch.com.