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16 Delicious Flower Jelly Recipes

April 22, 2015 – 7:28 am

You won’t believe how many edible flowers can be made into a delicious flower jelly. You just might have some of these growing in your yard right now!

13 Condiments You Can Make From Scratch

March 29, 2015 – 7:53 am

Here’s a list of the most popular condiments you can make from scratch, with simple recipes using ingredients you can grow and harvest yourself!

How To Can Chicken On The Bone: Hot Pack and Raw Pack Methods

March 27, 2015 – 2:42 pm

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on TWO ways to can chicken on the bone: hot pack and raw pack methods.

How To Can Ground Beef In A Pressure Canner

March 18, 2015 – 5:08 pm

Learn how to can ground beef for longer storage than a freezer, and quick meal prep!

Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie

February 25, 2015 – 5:17 pm

From-scratch lemon chess pie uses simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. An old fashioned favorite you’re sure to love!

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

February 25, 2015 – 10:49 am

A detailed list of everything you need to know to can meat safely. Many of these precautions are never mentioned in canning recipes. Get familiar with them before beginning to can.

Homegrown Popcorn

February 19, 2015 – 11:05 am

Homegrown popcorn is an excellent snack food you can grow yourself!

Herb Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

January 22, 2015 – 8:08 pm

A delicious recipe for roasted Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes) and parsnips or carrots, tossed with fresh rosemary.

How To Bake A Pumpkin, From Start To Finish

January 8, 2015 – 8:00 am

Yes, there is actually more you can do with those decorative Fall pumpkins than just use them as a center piece! Cook and puree them for fresh pumpkin bread and pies year round!

How To Can Strawberry Jam. It’s Easy!

January 7, 2015 – 10:15 am

Strawberry jam can be canned from fresh or frozen strawberries. Here’s how to make your own homemade strawberry jam no matter the season!

How To Can Chicken Stock or Broth

January 2, 2015 – 9:53 pm

Homemade chicken stock or broth is extremely good for you. Once you’ve learned how to make it, the next step is learning how to can it so your pantry never runs out! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to show you just how easy it is.

The Best Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 31, 2014 – 5:35 am

Homemade hot cocoa is super easy to make and much healthier than the store bought powdered stuff. It’s a lot cheaper, too! Here’s the recipe I’ve been making for years.

Homemade Marshmallows (Kosher)

November 30, 2014 – 6:51 pm

You’ll never go back to store bought marshmallows once you try these!! I promise you. They’re heavenly.

How To Roast Whole Acorn Squash or Butternut Squash

November 25, 2014 – 8:53 am

Here’s my favorite way to roast whole winter squashes. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Cooked Kale and Mustard Greens

November 14, 2014 – 2:35 am
cooked greens

Southern style greens at their finest.

Two Ways To Render Tallow: Crockpot or Stovetop

November 13, 2014 – 7:29 am
tallow

Rendering fat sounds like a long, complicated process. Actually, it couldn’t be easier! Here are two ways to make tallow in your kitchen with tools you already have on hand.