Preserving Food

How to can and preserve a variety of food.

Freezer Meal Containers

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You've heard about cooking ahead for the freezer before. You're convinced the technique will save you money. So, now you're ready to give cooking for the freezer a try. That's great! But what on...
Freezing Food

What Foods Don’t Freeze Well

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One of the most common questions I hear from people who are interested in freezer-meal cooking is: "How do I know what will freeze well, and what won't?" If you're unsure of how well...

Turkey Jerky Recipes

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Turkey Jerky is a great low carb snack for those who are looking to lose weight. It's a very high protein recipe that can be eaten on-the-go. Best of all, it also tastes great....

Gift in a Jar Recipes

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Homemade Gift-in-a-Jar Recipes Are a Thoughtful, Tasty and Economical Twist to Holiday Gift-Giving Homemade jar recipes with beautifully layered ingredients topped with a flourish are a thoughtful and economical way to treat friends, coworkers, neighbors...

Sterilizing Jars for Canning

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Sterilizing jars for canning is an important step in the home canning process. Although washing jars in hot soapy water is important, it isn't enough to ensure a clean, germ-free environment. A second step...

Papaya Salsa with Jicama Chips

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We’re featuring this popular recipe from the files, just in time for picnic season. With just a little chopping and whisking you can whip up a colorful, fresh and fruity version of ever-popular salsa....

Old Fashioned Corn Relish Recipe

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How to make traditional style corn relish. Use to top all your favorite burgers, sausages or hotdogs. Makes 5 pints (10 cups) You will need: 18 ears of sweet corn 1 cup of diced celery 4...

5 Top Tips to Ensure Perfect Home Made Chutney

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So, you've decided to make your own home made chutney. Maybe you've bought the fruit and vegetables or perhaps you have grown your own. Either way, it's going to be delicious providing you don't...

Cranberry Apple Salsa, Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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Two cranberry relishes always graced our holiday table. One was raw, the other cooked. Making them was as much part of the holidays as eating them. The first, the classic raw relish of cranberries ground...
Winter Mostarda

Winter Fruit Mostarda

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This Italian inspired recipe is the ultimate homemade condiment, perfect for serving alongside chicken and other meats.
Home Canning

Old Fashioned Sauerkraut Made Easily with The Help of a Food Processor

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You can make delicious old-fashioned sauerkraut using nothing but organic cabbage and sea salt. I find a simple dish consisting of two ingredients to be very refreshing in a world filled with foods that...

Learn How to Make Mulled Wine at Home

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"Winter is coming", as a nice writer put it. Actually, winter is already upon us, but I really think this tutorial is still useful. After all, we look at more than a few cold...

How to Keep Bananas Fresh and Prevent Them from Turning Brown

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Bananas are an affordable, delicious fruit that offers not only great taste and value but also offers many excellent health benefits including being a wonderful source of potassium, which helps to control blood pressure...
How to Make Jerky - Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Make Jerky – Step-by-Step Instructions

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Making jerky at home is easier than you might think! Here are some easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade jerky, including suggested ingredients, gadgets, and tips. Your jerky will taste as good or better than store-bought jerky, and you can control the ingredients to avoid unwanted chemicals and salt.

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

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Some apples, warm cinnamon spice and the natural sweetness of Medjool dates are all it takes to make these simple, natural fruit snacks. Snacking is a great way to add a variety of healthy...