Canned – Zucchini Relish

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  Canned - Zucchini Relish   Every fall I get bombarded with Zucchini and Squash. I am not complaining as I LOVE zucchini and squash and with my over abundance of it I am able to come up with new recipe ideas to try! Normally when I get an over abundance of Zucchini and Squash I just can it into pickles. But this year I decided to try something different.......Zucchini Relish! I don't know why I had never thought of this before but as I was searching through Pinterest for recipe ideas I came across a recipe from Canning Granny for Zesty Zucchini Relish! Now as most of you know I like to play around with a recipe when I find it. But as I took a look at Canning Granny's recipe I could not find a single thing that I wanted to change....so this is HER recipe fully and completely that I would like to share with you!   Ingredients: 12 cups shredded zucchini and summer squash 4 cups shredded yellow onion 2 red bell peppers finely diced 1 green bell … [Read more...]

Canned – Spiced Honey Vanilla Peaches!

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Spiced Honey Vanilla Peaches   I am a sucker for peaches! Recently I found two bushels of peaches at my front door. My Uncle has a Peach Tree in his back yard and this year he had an abundance of peaches that he decided to share with me. I was thrilled! As I was debating what I was going to can with this years peach crop I decided upon Spiced Honey Vanilla Peaches. I had never canned these before but they sounded amazing and I knew that I had to give them a try!   Ingredients:  7 lbs peaches peeled and sliced2tbs vanilla extract4 cinnamon sticks1/2 cup white sugar1 cup honey2 cups water  Directions: 1. Wash peaches and score an X at bottom of each peach. 2. Blanch peaches 1 minute in boiling water. 3. Immediately place blanched peaches into ice water and let sit for 1 minute. 4. Peel skin from peaches. 5. Slices peaches and remove from seed. 6. In large saucepan bring vanilla, cinnamon, honey, sugar and water to a boil over medium heat. Add … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Jelly Recipe! #recipe #jelly #garlic

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  Roasted Garlic Jelly I am a garlic lover. I add garlic to everything. I mean EVERYTHING! So when I came across this recipe for Roasted Garlic Jelly it was a given that I would try it out! I could not resist....even though the thought of Roasted Garlic Jelly sounded disgusting! I found this recipe when I was looking for canning ideas for all the garlic I received from my Grandmother. I had never heard of  Roasted Garlic Jelly before and I was actually shocked that someone had ever thought to make it into a jelly. But, after trying this out I know that I will be making it much more often! It was amazing! Roasted Garlic Jelly is not something that I would eat on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But I loved it on crackers with cheese. I can't wait for the holidays to share my Roasted Garlic Jelly with all my friends and family! It is going to be great served as an appetizer at our holiday meals paired with cheese and crackers! I can't wait! Ingredients: 3 heads garlic … [Read more...]

Canned Roasted Garlic Mustard!

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  Canned Roasted Garlic Mustard! As most of you know my Grandma is an avid gardener. Her garden is bigger then any garden I have ever seen and because of this there is always enough fresh fruits and veggies for the whole family to enjoy! A few weeks ago my Grandma sent me home with a garbage bag filled with garlic. I had the intention of just pickling all of it and canning it. But then I got to thinking that there was probably some really amazing recipes around the internet that contained garlic. Boy was I right! I found so many amazing ideas! One of my favorite ideas was a recipe at Local Kitchen Blog. It was a recipe for Roasted Garlic & Lemon Mustard. I had never thought to make my own mustard before and the addition of roasted garlic and lemon made this recipe intriguing to me. I knew I had to give it a try!       Ingredients: 3/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds 1/2 cup brown mustard seeds 3 heads garlic - … [Read more...]

Canned Plumcot Barbecue Sauce Recipe #recipe #cooking

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  Plumcot Barbecue Sauce I am the first person to try new things. Recently I was able to score a huge bag filled with Plumcots. This was my first experience with Plumcots and besides snacking on them every day I was excited to try out some new canning recipes. As I searched the internet I had a hard time finding recipes that contained Plumcots. That is when I decided to get a little creative! I decided to find a couple of Peach Canning recipes and try out those recipes using Plumcots instead of Peaches. The first recipe that I made was some Plumcot Barbecue Sauce! I honestly did not know how this would turn out......but I can now say that it is amazing! Yum! The Plumcot Barbecue sauce is sweet and tangy and goes great with Chicken and Fish! Ingredients: 6 cups chopped Plumcots 1 diced red bell pepper 1 diced yellow onion 1 head crushed garlic 1-1/4 cups honey 1 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp hot pepper flakes 2 tsp dry … [Read more...]

Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

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Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Jam   I love how well Strawberries and Rhubarb go together. There is no better combination in my opinion! That is why when I was given the chance to stock up on some strawberries and rhubarb I could not turn them down. I canned so many different strawberry rhubarb combinations including pie filling, syrup and this jam! I am excited that I will be able to have Strawberries and Rhubarb all year long! Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is one of my favorite jams on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We have been eating this stuff like crazy! This is a jam that the whole family loves and we can't get enough!   Ingredients: 9 cups diced rhubarb 9 cups 4 tbs lemon juice 4 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin 1 tbs butter 20 cups white sugar Sterilized Canning Jars   Directions: Place diced rhubarb, diced strawberries, lemon juice, fruit pectin, and butter into a large kettle over medium heat. Cook about 2-3 … [Read more...]

Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling

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  Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling   As some of you might remember I scored a great deal on strawberries and rhubarb recently. I had a blast going through recipe ideas to figure out exactly what I should do with all these delicious strawberries and rhubarb. One of the recipes I knew I would be making for sure was the pie filling! I was thrilled to be able to make Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling as well as syrup and jelly! My husband is  a pie lover. He would choose pie over cake any day and one of is favorite pies is Strawberry Rhubarb. Because of his love for pie I decided to can as much Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling as I could.  Ingredients: 8 Cups diced strawberries 8 Cups diced rhubarb 6 Cups sugar 1/2 Cup Cornstarch 1 1/2 Cup Flour Directions: 1. Add first three ingredients in large saucepan. 2. Cook on medium heat. Stir often until sugar is dissolved. 3.Add cornstarch and flour. Continue cooking over medium heat until … [Read more...]

Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup!

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  Canned Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup Growing up my Grandma always had the biggest garden. Literally it was the same size as my house as a child. Her garden is HUGE! My Grandma grows everything in her garden. For example you can find currents, peas, swiss chard, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, green beans, squash, pumpkins and more. It is one of the best places on this earth! Every time some one stops by to visit Grandma in the summer the first place they go is the garden. There is nothing like picking fresh peas and eating them right then and there. Yum! Another thing my Grandma grows in her garden is strawberries and rhubarb. Those two things together are amazing and I usually do as much with them as I can. For example this year I canned Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup, Pie Filling and Jelly! Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup is amazing on pancakes! It is not a typical syrup that you might hear about often but it is still one of my all time favorites! Ingredients: 8 cups diced … [Read more...]

Canned Zesty Pickled Asparagus

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  Canned Zesty Pickled Asparagus Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. Not only do I love the taste but it is also a vegetable that will forever and always remind me of my Mom. I remember how much she loved it when I was a kid. But, it was also one of those vegetables that we did not get very often. It was one of the more expensive vegetables and thus was not one that my parents purchased on a regular basis. Now that I have grown I live in a a town where asparagus grows wild on the side of the road. Every spring you can find people walking up and down the sides of the roads picking asparagus for their family meals. I love being able to do this! Recently I was able to purchase 2 large boxes of asparagus. I was so excited for all the great recipes that I would be able to make. One of them brought me back to my childhood. Zesty Pickled Asparagus! This is something that my Mom and Grandma always canned when I was a child and I had not had Zesty Pickled Asparagus in … [Read more...]

Make Perfect Birthday Gifts with DIY Canning

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Make Perfect Birthday Gifts with DIY Canning By Scott Humphrey Do-it-yourself (DIY) crafts and projects have become very popular over the past decade. Many individuals love receiving a DIY gift for their birthdays or other special events. If you're looking for a truly impressive homemade gift to give to a special someone, consider the possibilities of home canning. Delicious, home-canned goods make a great gift. Choose custom label printing services to give your canned goods an extra touch of charm.  http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3499/3883274386_038bb368fa_o.jpg If you're new to home canning, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the basic canning equipment and procedures. The USDA offers an excellent home canning guide that contains plenty of health and safety information. Review this guide before you begin canning to be sure you understand what precautions need to be taken during this process. Once you've researched the basics of home canning, you can start selecting … [Read more...]