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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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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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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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Slow Roasted, Dehydrated Tomatoes

Slow Roasted, Dehydrated Tomatoes

If you have an excess of half-ripened slicing tomatoes, you may wonder what to do with them. They seldom ripen on the vine, and even if you bring them in to ripen on the windowsill, they lack sweet summer tomato taste.

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What to do with Leggy Tomato Seedlings

What to do with Leggy Tomato Seedlings

It seems to happen every year; my tomato seedlings bolt for the sky. Of course, this means I end up with tall, leggy seedlings. Leggy seedlings are less likely to grow into strong, producing plants.

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