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Canning Cowboy Candy.

So you may be asking…what exactly IS Cowboy Candy?  I had the same question.  But, I saw the recipe brought up over and over and over in one of my canning groups, and everyone absolutely raved about it.  So, I had to give it a try.  Basically, Cowboy Candy is jalapeno peppers added to a […]

Canning Applesauce.

So applesauce is one of those things that I enjoy eating, but never in huge amounts.  Over the past years I’ve learned to buy those little individual serving packs, because if I buy a jar and open it, it’ll go bad before I ever get close to finishing it.  I originally intended to can my […]

Canning Black Raspberry Soda Syrup.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I LOVE black raspberries 🙂  Always looking for ways to preserve them and enjoy later in the year.  I came across this recipe just after raspberry season last year so I’ve been anxiously waiting to try it out.  Thanks to for the recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups black raspberries […]

Canning Black Beans.

My problem with store-bought canned beans is that I’m often cooking for myself – so I don’t need the entire can of beans and end up throwing half of them out.  I wanted to can half-pints so that there would be less waste.  Plus, as usual, it never hurts to know exactly what is going […]

Canning Pulled Pork.

I’m really loving the concept of storing meat in jars rather than in the freezer.  It’s excellent on many levels – saves room in the freezer (which I never seem to have any of), avoids freezerburn, easy to reheat and use….I can’t stop finding new meats to put in jars 🙂  This is my latest […]

Canning Split Pea and Ham Soup.

Winter’s coming, and that means time for the canner to come out and play!  Summer is way too hot to have all that going on in my non-air-conditioned kitchen.  Soups are always a challenge for the canner, because you have to avoid all starches…so no rice or pasta (my favorite things in soups!).  Split pea […]

Canning Crushed Tomatoes.

In the spring I decided I wanted to plant extra tomato plants so that I could can some of the harvest.  My philosophy at the time was that if one plant (which is what I usually plant) produces more than I can eat fresh, then six plants should give me tons of tomatoes to can! […]