3-Minute Mushroom Soup

You can make delicious mushroom soup from scratch in just 3 minutes with a jar of your home-canned mushrooms, and a small amount of SOS mix. (To be clear, this is a “Cooking with Canning you have already done” recipe. This is not a recipe for canning. You cannot can creamed soups. Learn more about homemade…

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Green tomato salsa

Green Tomato Salsa is a delicious, tart salsa that’s a real crowd pleaser. You can take this as mild or as hot as you want. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled. You’ll probably want to the second time you make it. All the jars from the first batch will have mysteriously vanished off the…

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Canning pork tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a joy to can, because as a lean, boneless meat, it is so easy to prepare. Quantities of pork tenderloin needed On average, as a very rough guideline, expect to need about 500 g (1 lb) of pork tenderloin per 1/2 litre (US pint) jar of canned pork tenderloin. The recipe Jar…

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Canning beets

Beets are many people’s favourite home-canned food product. You can can them in several ways. Plain beets You can preserve them as plain beets. These are canned in a pressure canner (there is no other way to can plain beets.) To serve plain beets, just open and drain: you can reheat them in a microwave…

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Apple cobbler with biscuit topping

Apple cobbler with biscuit topping is a quick dessert. We’ve lightened up the biscuit topping to keep this dessert healthy and calorie-wise, but it will still be satisfying. Nice with a dollop of thick Greek yoghurt, or a scoop of ice cream. (To be clear, this is a “cooking with canning you have already done”…

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Sweet Cucumber Mustard Pickle

This mustard pickle doesn’t have the thick sauce that some people might be used to in a mustard pickle, but it has a pleasing sweet brine, is quicker and simpler to make, requires fewer ingredients and is good for those who might want or need to avoid wheat or corn thickeners. Start recipe in advance; needs…

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Spicy Tomato Vegetable Soup

This is a delicious spicy soup with a southwestern flair. It is filling but still morish. Serve with a dab of sour cream, some chopped fresh coriander, and some nice tortilla chips on the side: you may even want to crumble a few chips into the soup bowl. The recipe is from the University of Georgia Extension…

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Canning black beans TN

Canning black beans

Home canned black beans (aka turtle beans) have a delicious clean, nutty taste. The home canned version also doesn’t have the tinny, chemically taste of store-canned black beans. While it’s true that space-wise it’s best to store black beans dry, and that if you have a pressure cooker, you can have them cooked up in…

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Pickled beets

Pickled beets are one of the most requested preserves item at farmers’ markets. Yet sadly, many people find that they have to avoid them, because the beets are saturated with boatloads of added sugar and salt. The kicker is, the actually preserving agents are the vinegar, and the heat processing of the jar. The sugar…

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Peach Pie Filling 2003

Canned Peach Pie Filling

Delicious homemade sugar-free peach pie filling — in jars on the shelf ready for nearly-instant desserts. These are jars of sunshine, ready for use in pies, tarts, muffins, cobblers, crumbles, etc. You can make this with sugar (185 calories, 2 mg sodium per 4 oz / 125 ml), or sugar-free (49 calories, 3 mg sodium.) The recipe…

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Red Currant Jelly

  Red currant jelly is so expensive in stores, that it’s no wonder it’s such a rare treat. If you can get access to a bush, you will be able to create a rare treasure for your pantry. The English like to serve red currant jelly with lamb. It’s also the basis of the English sauce…

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