Easy Canning 101

Easy Canning 101

Hi friends! I've been writing and sharing canning recipes for my blog, but I've never really shared HOW to can things. Let's fix that! Here's an Easy Canning 101 Primer, as it were. Canning is a fun, economical way to preserve foods, from jams and jellies (my favorites) to pickles,…

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Roasted Zucchini Butter

Roasted Zucchini Butter

Hi friends! Today, I'm sharing a simple, flavorful way to use your extra garden zucchini in a new and unusual way - Roasted Zucchini Butter! There are only five ingredients and while it does take a bit of time to roast the Zucchini, it's worth it! Don't let the simplicity…

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Easy Carrot and Cauliflower Pickles

Easy Carrot And Cauliflower Pickles

Hi friends! This month the Food In Jars Mastery Challenge is "cold pack preserving!" I've got some easy carrot and cauliflower pickles to share with you. First though, you may be asking "What the heck does cold pack preserving mean?" Well, cold pack preserving simply means you place your product…

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Spiked Peach Jam

Spiked Peach Jam

Hi friends! I've got a fun new jam recipe for you - Spiked Peach Jam! This is the beginning of a series of different Boozy Jam recipes I've been experimenting with lately. Between us, I'm not sure this jam should be legal. It tastes like an old fashioned peach cobbler.…

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Kumquats in Honey Syrup

Kumquats In Honey Syrup

Hi friends! Spring is here. My canner is out and I've been playing around making mustards, jams and all kinds of different fruit syrups! These Kumquats in Honey are perfect spooned whole over ice-cream or used as a glaze for pork roast or chicken. Rounding out it's delicious diversity, you…

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Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickle Chips

Zucchini Bread And Butter Pickle Chips

Hi friends! Gosh, I've missed you! Things have been crazy for the last month or so. I'm so happy to be back posting and sharing with you! As you know, I'm a Master Food Preserver and I had the privilege of teaching a few of the sections for this years…

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Salt Preserved Lemons

Salt Preserved Lemons

Hi friends! The February Food In Jars Mastery Challenge is Salt Preserving. Interesting topic, right? I was excited to learn more about salt preserving so I made salt preserved lemons! What is salt? It’s tantalizing and tasty. It gives lip-smacking satisfaction. It's the delicious stuff at the bottom of your…

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Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Hi friends! How are you? Going strong, I hope! Today's recipe is a sweet and tart Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade. YUM! One of my projects for 2017 was to join Marissa McClellan's Food in Jars Mastery Challenge. As a Master Food Preserver, I'm always looking for fresh, fun ideas to…

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Kumquat Cinnamon Ginger Jam

Kumquat Cinnamon Ginger Jam

Sometimes I forget how much I love making fresh Jam.  Now that I'm back helping the new class of Master Food Preservers, it's inspiring me to get back to my canning roots.  Yesterday I stared at a bunch of Kumquats wondering how on earth I was going to use them…

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