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Canned Pickled Red Onions

Pickled red onions are so good in and on recipes. Three jars will keep the pantry stocked for quite some time. If you are concerned you won't use a pint up in time, you can can them in in half pint jars as well. Pickled Red Onions Brine Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup white… Continue reading Canned Pickled Red Onions

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Canned Orange Juice

Canning citrus juice is an open ended recipe. Squeeze as much as you wish, and strain as much of the pulp out to your preference. I used 12 cups juice, which produced 6 pints worth. My smaller canning kettle holds 7 pints, but I ran out of navel oranges to squeeze. Is canning OJ worth… Continue reading Canned Orange Juice


Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

A weekly kitchen chore is making baked oatmeal for Kirk's breakfasts. I often make the same recipe over and over - because I know it by heart. (Maybe I could branch out and use the book on oats I wrote? Crazy.) I played around with a new recipe for him this week, and loved the… Continue reading Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal


Baking Powder Biscuits

The simplest recipes can often be the best. Over the past few years this has become my go to recipe for biscuits. Quick to mix up, a snap to bake. Leftovers can be tucked away in the freezer for later eating. Baking Powder Biscuits Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp baking powder 2 Tbsp… Continue reading Baking Powder Biscuits

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Spicy! Sweet! Salty! Thai Style Sweet Chili Sauce

I had wanted to make my own Sweet Chili Sauce for a long time, to can and put up in the pantry. Thai sweet chili sauce is not cheap, especially if you buy a good brand (and there are plenty of bad brands in the Asian aisle). But more than is pretty darn sugary.… Continue reading Spicy! Sweet! Salty! Thai Style Sweet Chili Sauce