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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…..no. The trick is […]

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Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

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Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Today’s post is sponsored by the kind folks at StickerYou.com where if you dreamed it, you can get any kind of sticker. You may notice that I almost never label my canned goods with “stick-on” labels. Years ago, I used the sticker labels that come with canning jars. They worked great, if you never wanted […]

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Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Searching for an easy gift idea? How about a loaf of homemade quick bread and a jar of your own special jam or jelly? Quick breads are easy to make, easy to gift, and easy to eat! If you can measure, stir, and open the oven door you can make quick breads. Quick Bread Tips […]

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Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Filed in Real Food by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Another gift basket today – for the soup lover on your list. There is really nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup in the winter. Here I’ve pulled some favorite soup, bread, and dessert mixes together for a festive basket. For this quick basket, designed for soup lovers, I used the following items: Stoneware […]

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How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 5, 2016 0 Comments
How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Don’t forget to label your homemade jams, jellies and other treats for safe gift-giving. A few years ago my mother-in-law bought us a jar of homemade onion relish at the local harvest fair. The relish certainly looked festive, but we didn’t dare eat it.  Why? Because we knew nothing about it except that it was […]

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Spiced Apple Rings

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 28, 2016 1 Comment
Spiced Apple Rings

Nostalgic for some tasty, old-fashioned treats? Start with spiced, candied apple rings. If you grew up in the 1950’s or 60’s you may fondly remember spiced apple rings. In an age when boxed spaghetti and sauce and brightly colored Kool-Aid® (with cyclamates!) were de rigueur, spiced apple rings held a special place, served with Sunday […]

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Pickled Skinny Beans

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Pickled Skinny Beans

Skinny, purple filet beans are fun to grow and make an unusual pickle. Growing French Beans I have been growing these skinny purple beans for a few years now. Like most backyard green beans, they are easy to grow and quite prolific, so you get a lot of food for little work. But because they […]

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Marbled Peppermint Bark

Filed in Real Food by on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Marbled Peppermint Bark

Make your own great tasting peppermint bark – in the microwave! For the last four years I’ve been teaching a class called Gifts From the Kitchen. We always have a lot of fun. Several people come back year after year, as we make different items each time. Last year we made this super-simple marbled peppermint […]

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Best Gifts for Foodies

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Foodies

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the food lovers on your list. Foodies delight in artisan, […]

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the cooks on your list. First we start with the […]

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