Homemade onion stock smells AH-Mazing! I have a batch in my pressure canner as I am typing, and I can’t wait to have this restocked on my shelf. This adds such great flavor to my stews and soups. Along with many other dishes I make.
Spiced Christmas Jam is absolutely delicious. It is sweet with a bit of tartness from the cranberries, a perfect holiday favorite. My family enjoys this over some cream cheese with crackers. This Christmas Jam also makes for a great homemade gift for friends and family.
Who doesn’t love beef stew! Especially this time of the year. I know the closer it gets to the holidays the busier we all are. This is one dinner that won’t keep you in the kitchen for very long. This beef stew is the perfect dump and go crock pot meal!
Every year our fig tree makes the most beautiful figs. Most of them are the size of my palm, and so sweet. Our figs make the best strawberry fig preserve, when I can keep the kids from eating them all! Not to mention how beautiful the jelly looks in the jars! These would make great gifts.
I have a lot of children, homemade alfredo sauce is a great staple to have on hand for a quick lunch. Also, I have a child in college and these make for a nice meal for him to have at his dorm.
We have very limited space in our freezers. Since freezers seem to be a hot commodity right now, we have to make due with what we have. Which is fine with us. We had a cow and pig go into a freezer all within a month of each other. I needed to free up space so I started to can the meat. These sausage patties are great to have on hand.
Many people often ask, “What is open-kettle canning”? It is really simple, HOT liquid, HOT jars, and HOT rings and lids. No processing. I open-kettle my pickles, and they are wonderful and crisp. So here is my process.
My husband travels here and there with his work. So my canned items come in handy, including this sweet tea concentrate. He loves his sweet tea, so I was beyond giddy when I figured this out. He can now have sweet tea without all the hassle of heating up the camper.