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National Can It Forward Day

Today is National Can It Forward Day! Unfortunately, I have plans that keep me from staying in the kitchen all day canning ~ but I made up for that last weekend by putting away salsa, corn, chicken stock , pickled okra & dilly beans!  Here is my pantry stocked from this season’s canning so far: […]

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Canning: Spicy Tomato Salsa & Tomato Juice

I am always looking for new canning recipes, and I’m currently obsessed with dried chiles, so when I came across the Spicy Tomato Salsa in my Ball book, I knew I needed to try it.  Having made a batch and tasted the results, I can now say this will be my go-to salsa for a […]

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Cherry Vanilla Butter

Cherry Vanilla Butter

Oh YUM.  This is divine. So, since I’m obsessed with canning, I spend a lot of time on the “Pick Your Own” website.  I came across their recipe for Cherry Butter.  Yes, you read that right.  CHERRY.. BUTTER.. as in apple butter, only better because it’s made with cherries!! Basically, you do it much the […]

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Pickled Okra

Pickled Okra

Mmm… Pickled Okra.  Better than pickles, in my opinion.  My mother used to make these all the time growing up.  This was the first time I’ve made them.  It was easy. Start with fresh okra.  About 1 lb. will fit in a pint jar.  This recipe is for 7 pints.  Rinse the okra. Prepare your […]

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Canning Spaghetti Sauce

Canning Spaghetti Sauce

When making recipes for canning, it’s important to stay pretty close to the recipes in the Ball Book, or USDA approved recipes.  These are tried and true recipes that have the correct acidity for canning and using these recipes reduces the risk of botulism. Spaghetti sauce is best when made from fresh garden tomatoes.  It takes […]

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Ready…. Set…. Can!

Ready…. Set…. Can!

Over the long weekend, I plan on having a canning marathon!  I went to the local farmer’s market and stocked up on okra, green beans, pickling cucumbers and tomatoes.  My plan is to make pickled okra (already done!), pickles, canned green beans, spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Canning is a new-found hobby of mine.  My […]

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Canning Corn

Canning Corn

For Mother’s Day I got a pressure canner.  Yay!!  So, when corn went on sale this week, I got 60 ears and took the canner on a trial run. First we had to shuck the corn.  It helps to have underpaid workers: Next, we cut the corn off the ears.  (My mom showed up just […]

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Salsa for Canning

Salsa for Canning

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I figured I’d post a couple of Salsa recipes.  This is the recipe to use if you’re planning on making a big batch to can. Ingredients: 50-55 tomatoes – I like a mix of Roma’s and the big round ones. 3 onions (2 cups, chopped) 3 bulbs garlic 1-2 […]

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Disclaimer:  Remember that lovely post about eating natural foods and all that good stuff?  Well, aside from the lovely fresh-picked strawberries, the following is NOT a recipe that follows those guidelines. We went strawberry pickin’ earlier this week.  And yes, that’s a homemade sling on C.  She actually fractured her arm earlier that day, but […]

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Apple Butter (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Apple Butter (Slow Cooker Recipe)

For Christmas this year, I gave away a lot of homemade apple butter.  This is the recipe I  used, for anyone interested. Ingredients: @50 large apples, different varieties (makes 8-9 quarts applesauce) 4 cups sugar 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon allspice Start by peeling & coring your apples.  This goes […]

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