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Mixes in a Jar Book Announcement

Mixes in a Jar Book Announcement

I am excited to announce that my newest book, Mixes in a Jar – Delicious Recipes for Storing Year-round Gifts and Easy Meals is now available! You can order your copy on the Mother Earth News site.

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Easy Lemon Tea Cake Recipe

Easy Lemon Tea Cake Recipe

Easy lemon tea cake can be made low fat or whole grain. Tart and sweet, it’s the perfect snack with a cup of afternoon tea. Springtime and lemon just seem to go together. It’s the season for lemon bars, lemon vinaigrette, and this easy-to-make lemon tea cake. The cake...

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Best Products for a Food-based Side Hustle

Best Products for a Food-based Side Hustle

Spring means new beginnings, making this the perfect time to start that food side hustle you’ve been dreaming about. Whether it’s baked goods, dry goods, canned goods, or even dog biscuits, a food-based side hustle is a great way to make money from doing something you...

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Cheesy Ham Casserole – with Dehydrated Potatoes

Cheesy Ham Casserole – with Dehydrated Potatoes

Turn dehydrated potatoes plus chopped ham into an easy, cheesy, potato scallop casserole.   Recently, I found a bag of dehydrated sliced potatoes hiding in the pantry. I had dried this particular batch while testing recipes for Mixes in a Jar. The bag wasn’t...

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Pomegranate-Grape Shrub Recipe

Pomegranate-Grape Shrub Recipe

Ditch the soda! Shrub recipes, like this pomegranate-grape version, are lip-smacking, thirst-quenching, and easy to make. This winter my husband and I participated in Dry January. It only took a couple of days to realize that we missed our evening glass of wine. It...

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The Best Food Dehydrating Method

The Best Food Dehydrating Method

What is the best method for dehydrating garden-fresh food? Should you dry in the sun or in the oven? Use a dehydrator or try one of the new home freeze dryers? Gardening and preserving the harvest go hand-in-hand. Once seedlings are lovingly coaxed into producing...

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New Year, New Book

New Year, New Book

It's never too early to prepare for canning season! It's finally here! My brand-new book, Water Bath Canning: Creative Recipes for Pickles, Salsas, Jams, Jellies, and More, is officially out in the world for you all to read and enjoy. The whole process has been a wild...

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Best Gifts for Gardeners, Food Preservers, and Makers 2021

Each year I pull together a list of best gift ideas for the gardeners and food preservers in your life. This year, I am including other Makers too. We all have something in common; a love of “doing it ourselves,” of making something with our own hands. A sense of...

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