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Home Canning and Preserving
Home canned pizza sauce is a fantastic item to keep on hand. From scratch made pizza to a quick dipping sauce, this recipe is easy to follow. Ideal for those just giving canning a first try!
Holiday seasons are meant to be fun, but usually, we get caught up with a lot of important stuff to do: gift – shopping, sprucing up the house Christmas-style, choosing and decorating the tree, and yes, baking cookies. It’s time to take a deep breath and cut down on the workload. This Christmas season, instead […]
After a long, hot summer followed by a long, hot fall, it’s finally begun to cool down here in the coastal region of North Carolina. This is the time of year that I love. There’s a cool nip in the air, yet it isn’t freezing cold. It’s the perfect time to get out in the yard. This is the perfect time to tackle these 5 essential jobs to get your yard ready for winter.
Freezing sweet potatoes without them turning brown can be challenging. There’s nothing worse than doing all the work of freezing, only to have your lovely potatoes turn from that gorgeous sunset orange to the color of rust by the time you serve them.
Banana peppers offer amazing flavor to any dish. Preserve them this summer and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor all winter. Instructions on home canned banana peppers, in under 60 minutes!
Oven dehydrating jalapeno peppers is a quick, easy way to preserve them. When you use this method, the jalapenos hold their famous sweet heat flavor so that you can use them all winter. They only take a few minutes to prep to dry. Once you have finished prepping them and have put them in the oven, they take care of themselves and just need to be checked occasionally.
Strawberries are so delicious that I freeze strawberry puree every season so that I can pull some out of the freezer throughout the year and enjoy. There’s no sweeter indulgence than a decadent home-baked cheesecake topped with fresh strawberry flavor in the middle of November when strawberries are just not available.
Oven dehydrated herbs are the quickest, easiest way to preserve herbs. In a short time, you can have your herbs preserved for the witner.
Today, I want to share my home canning recipe for Peach Pie Filling made with peaches from the Farmer’s Market. About My Peach Tree Firstly, I admit defeat. This is because I have a peach tree. So in the spring it was loaded with blossoms. I then knew I was going to have a tree […]
Sweet basil pesto is simple to make and wonderful on hand for the off-season. When the garden delivers a bumper crop of basil, take advantage of it.
Fragrant sweet basil vinegar adds a burst of flavor to salads or greens. This offers you a fantastic way to use up all the sweet basil from your herb garden!