Preserving

Kim on April 23rd, 2014

I had the good fortune of picking up 8 lb. flats of strawberries for just $5.00 each (I know! Can you believe it?!), so I tried a new product for easy freezer jam. It was SO EASY, you’d almost have to call it “Freezer Jam for Dummies.” I’m not opposed to dumbing down kitchen tasks […]

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Kim on March 26th, 2009

It has been almost two years since our tomato bottling extravaganza and we still have a fair amount of diced and crushed tomatoes to use up.  So I’ve been getting creative.  We’ve poured them over crock-pot roasts, stirred them into various soups, and turned them into salsa.  I thought I’d share a couple of fun […]

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Kim on January 28th, 2009

I am giddy.  My good friend Lori taught me how to bottle my own beans.  We bottled 14 quart jars after about 15 minutes of effort (not including the processing time in the pressure canner).  This is a fantastic way to rotate your dry beans and make them simpler to use in your weekday meals.  […]

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Kim on January 21st, 2009

I love this simple (but fabulous!) idea to take advantage of the lower prices of lemons at this time of year.  This trick will allow you to stock up on lemons and make them last for months.  www.pgward.org/ep/archives/253  Pucker up!

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Kim on March 6th, 2008

I have to pass on a simple, but great time-saving find.  Our family LOVES raspberry jam, especially on homemade bread.  I purchased frozen Dole Raspberry Crumbles from Alison’s Pantry to save money (because they are flavorful and a great savings over fresh berries in my area), but I ended up saving a lot of time as […]

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