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A collection of posts of items that I have canned in mason jars over the years.

Canning Beef Broth

Canning Beef Broth

We recently realized that our supply of various broths we keep on hand was getting low.  I normally keep a supply of beef broth, chicken and pork, although the pork, I feel, isn’t as necessary since pork and chicken broth are almost identical in taste.  I did one of my weekly shopping trips to Stauffer’s and picked up 12lbs of frozen marrow bones. As soon as I got them home I set the oven to 350F and laid them in…

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Examine your jars before using!

Examine your jars before using!

If you can a lot of jars of product over the years, you’re bound to end up with a broken jar at some point.  I’ve had at least 6 jars break on me over the few years that I’ve been canning.  I’ve never had one break in the pressure canner, but I’ve had many break in the water bath.  Most of the time, the jar will break shortly after it hits the hot water in the bath, but I have…

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Canning Baked Beans

Canning Baked Beans

Beans, Beans The magical fruit The more you eat The more you toot The more you toot The better you feel Let’s have beans at every meal With all the other canning that I have done, I figured that baked beans was the next step.  Probably one of the easiest things that I’ve canned. I started off with dry navy beans soaking in water for at least 24 hours.  Start off with the water just covering the beans.   Add more…

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Canning Equipment

Canning Equipment

When my mother got to the point where she didn’t want to can anymore, she offered all her canning equipment to me.  I jumped at the chance to have it all, as I had helped many times over the years with the product she canned. Probably the coolest item she gave me was the pressure canner.  If you’ve ever priced these in the stores they’re not cheap, and if they were cheap, you wouldn’t want one.  These are seldom seen…

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Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo Sauce

In relation to my post about Store Bought Sauces, one of my goals was to make my own Buffalo Sauce for chicken wings.  I don’t mind heat, but my personal preference is to have good flavor with enough heat to enjoy it and not be uncomfortable eating.  There’s no fun eating if your eyebrows are sweating and your mouth is on fire, at least not for me. I really couldn’t find a store bought Buffalo Sauce that I liked, one…

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