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How to Get Smart With Your Breakfast

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

What is something that makes breakfast amazing? I believe not only is it the main item that you’re eating. It is the toppings you put on top of your food. For example, a waffle. Yes, the waffle itself tastes fine but after a while you need a little oomph, pizazz, and flavor. After a while, the plain taste can get a little bland.

While making breakfast now, there is a lot of experimentation with spreads and butters to make a wonderful brunch. Now finding this recipe, it is game changing for breakfast foods, breads, and even as a snack topping. To my knowledge, mass producers has not come out with a raspberry peach jam. Right? Now the best thing about this about this jam. No pectin. Not heavily processed. Just four ingredients, and three of them being natural.

The ingredients I used were:

  • 4 cups of peaches

  • 3 cups of raspberries

  • 2 cups of sugar

  • 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Very easy stovetop recipe while cooking, I was rocking out to 1985 by Bowling for Soup.

Our Ratings

My Rating: I tasted this jam after it cooled for bit on the stove. Even not being thoroughly chilled, I still rate this jam. 10/10. Honestly, I don’t like jams or jellies that are heavily processed. The jams tend to be overly sweet and you sometimes could taste the chemicals. The jam is sweet but not overly sweet. There is a balance of sweet and tang from the peaches and sugar in ratio to the raspberries and lemon juice.

Shayne’s Rating: He rated this recipe a 10/10 as well. The jam was not being thoroughly chilled. He did like how sweet the jam was and not being heavily processed. The taste of natural sugar is a different taste than chemically processed sugar. He really appreciated that factor.

Our Financials

As always, went All-American and decided to shop at our favorite place, Walmart. Below are the costs of each item. Though it is different types of ingredients, they were a bit more costly but fresh fruit in this recipe would be a better option.

• Peaches- $2.62

• Raspberries- $4.48

• Sugar-$2.14

• Lemon Juice- $3.54, the price of having a bag of lemons.

This recipe is definitely is under $20 dollars to make. It cost $12.78 to make. However, the sugar and lemon juice are ingredients that are applicable to other recipes. In a way, it is saving money so I don’t have to buy extra ingredients and the ingredients are less processed. It is a healthier choice as well.

Millennial Cash Back Earnings

Being the millennial I am, I have 15 cash back applications on my phone. However, for this grocery shopping trip, I only used four. I used Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, Shopkick, and Coinout.

Unfortunately, I did not earn any money from Ibotta. For this recipe, and for majority of the recipes. There is not a lot of fresh groceries that were on Ibotta. The money from Ibotta is was claimed when I have shelf stable items such as protein bars, protein shakes, and other items that last longer.

Fetch Rewards, one of my favorite applications, I earned 50 points but because of other ingredients we bought for other recipes. A victory is a victory for this application. More points, get you more points for gift cards of your selection. Using those gift cards for furnishing my future home. I got multiple goals for using these applications and that helps.

For walking into Walmart, I got 10 kicks for just walking in to the store. Shopkick typically does not have the products I shop for, I earn kicks by walking to the store. Though, there is an option to scan promoted items to earn more kicks. An option I don’t utilize, however this will help you later!

Finally, Coinout earned me three cents for scanning in the

receipt. Coinout definitely is an application where you have to do subscriptions to earn a significant amount of money back. If you are not pressed to earn money, then this application works very well.

The Outcome

We made about two jars of raspberry peach jam out of the ingredients above. The jam was able to last for about four months in the refrigerator and did not go bad. We used the jam on waffles, pancakes, and toast; definitely tasted all good with all three.


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