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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

The night before I went into labor I actually made four jars of dill pickles. Maybe it was an odd pregnancy craving but I was very determined to make homemade pickles in those last few days. This was my first time making homemade pickles. I used the following recipe: How to Make Dill Pickles @… Continue reading Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

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Peach Jam Preview

I made peach jam last night!  I ended up not having time on Tuesday night because the ILs came over for dinner.  So last night as soon as I got home I went straight into jam-mode.  I was worried that if I put it off any longer the peaches would start to go bad. I… Continue reading Peach Jam Preview

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Water Bath Canning Equipment

Before I post about my awesome strawberry jam from last weekend, here's another pre-post on canning equipment.  Essential Equipment for Water Bath Canning 1. Water bath canner.  I have a 7 quart jar Water-Bath Canner  that I bought on sale at Westlake last summer for about $17.  A water bath canner is basically a giant pot… Continue reading Water Bath Canning Equipment

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Apples to Applesauce

Last Friday my mother-in-law (“MIL”) and I canned homemade applesauce. I had never made homemade applesauce before nor had I ever canned before. Luckily she cans applesauce almost every year so she knew exactly what to do. I’ve always wanted to can something so I was excited when she asked me to help her.I quickly… Continue reading Apples to Applesauce