August, 2012

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Bestern Southwestern Chicken Soup

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I’m in the process of a looooooonnnnggg move.  Okay, it’s not quite cross country but still a 7 hour drive. So I am trying to use up the contents of my freezer and my garden in order to allow it to travel better. Also, if you think about it, I’mRead the Rest…

Pleasantly Pickled Red Onions

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You know how you have to get that stinky onion smell on your fingers every time you slice up onions for a sandwich or a cheeseburger?  If you have Pleasantly Pickled Red Onions in the fridge, your stinky finger problems are over!!!! This is a very quick-n-easy canning project –Read the Rest…

I Say To-may-to, You Say To-mah-to

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It’s tomato season, or, as I like to call it, “Make Your Kitchen Look Like a Crime Scene” season! I’m not gonna lie – there is nothing messier than a bushel of tomatoes getting turned into jars of tomato loveliness.  It’s a fair bit of work to process your ownRead the Rest…

The Jam 411

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Perhaps the very easiest thing to can is homemade jam.  It’s not very expensive, it’s simple, and once you’ve made one kind of jam, others just cooperatively fall into place for you. The instructions for basic jams are all pretty much the same – you only need to make minorRead the Rest…

Pantry Basics: Canning Chicken

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Skinless Boneless Chicken Lots of folks were hit by the power outage this summer across the North-Eastern part of the US.  Not only were thousands of freezers full of meat ($$$$$) lost when the contents thawed out and people had no way to cook them, but residents realized that theyRead the Rest…

Great Golumpki Soup

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Isn’t the word “Golumpki” simply fantastic? Golumpki is the Polish name for cabbage roll, a fantastically time consuming Eastern-European delicacy that I am way too lazy to make. So, I turned it into soup, ’cause soup is easy. Ingredients: 4 cups of browned ground beef (approx 2 pounds)(See ***NOTE inRead the Rest…

Splendiforous Split Pea Soup

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On a crisp, cold winter day, what could be more deliciously comforting than some fresh crusty bread and a bowl of smokey split pea soup?  This recipe is a household favorite and ideal for canning.  When you heat it up, you may need to add some water or broth toRead the Rest…