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From the NCHFP: Burning Issue: Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers

The National Center for Home Food Preservation recently released a position paper on the use of so called “Multi-Use” electric pressure cookers that also claim they can be used as pressure canners … and they came in on the same … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation? First, the basics.

What do I mean when I say that you should adjust your recipe for elevation? Most canning recipes are formulated by/written for people living at/near sea level … because–quite simply–a large percentage of the people on this planet live below … Continue reading

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A mixed up day of canning, phase two: Chicken Gizzards and onion gravy

I know. I probably just lost half my readership with that title. Why are people so down on chicken gizzards. Sure, if they’re not cooked right, they’re like eating big, chunky rubber pencil erasers. But if they are cooked right … Continue reading

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A mixed up day of canning, phase one: raw-packed BBQ ribs

I grabbed approx. eight more pounds of corned beef last night, thanks to finding it at WinCo for $1.99/lb … with no restrictions on the number of packages, etc. That–combined with the 15 pounds I put up earlier in the … Continue reading

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A two-fer! While I’m canning chicken, I may as well can some corned beef, too!

Yes, Dear Reader … it’s that time of year! The time–shortly before/after St. Patrick’s Day–when you can actually find corned beef in the grocery stores at something that at least resembles a deal! It’s such a special item for so … Continue reading

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Using your canned goods: 10 minute chili!

It was a typical night around here: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. What do YOU want for dinner?” So I decided to see how fast I could cook a hot, filling meal. On your mark … … Continue reading

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Master Food Preserver … no more :(

I went in search today of the information I needed to get my Master Food Preserver Certification here in Washington State. I don’t necessarily need it to do what I do  … but I thought it would be nice to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Recipes: Sausage Lentil Soup … with canning instructions, too!

It was a lazy day today, and a look ahead at the weather–with snow coming in by the end of the weekend–makes me crave something warm and yummy. I thumbed open my “soup” folder … and the first thing that … Continue reading

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We opened a jar of NSA Spiced Apple Slices yesterday …

… ones I made about six months ago–before I started blogging all my goodies–based on the recipe provided by the National Center for Home Food Preservation for Spiced Apple Rings. Now that we’ve had a chance to finally taste them, … Continue reading

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Canning with Splenda®!

I meet a lot of people in the online food communities looking for sugar-free or reduced sugar cooking and canning alternatives … something–in case you haven’t noticed–I tend to do a lot of. There’s a good reason for that. Like … Continue reading

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