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Outdoor Canning Kitchen

    Outdoor Canning Kitchen This may sound like a blast from the history books but canning outdoors should be the norm. I usually can my summer produce in the kitchen but lately I have been taking the task out-of-doors. We went old school and canned applesauce under the willow tree at my mom’s place. […]

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Best Ever Canned Dill Pickles

Best Ever Canned Dill Pickles

  Best Ever Canned Dill Pickles Best ever canned dill pickles can be made in a few hours.  Which is good! Especially when you have to can mounds of cucumbers like I do. My family loves my dill pickles.  They will sit and eat them right out of the jar.  My husband won’t eat potato […]

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Xanthan Gum Gluten Free?

Xanthan Gum Gluten Free?

   Xanthan Gum Gluten Free? Xanthan Gum gluten free? Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? Have you ever wondered if it is gluten free? Where Is It Used & Why? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. […]

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Pressure Cooking Class Scheduled

Pressure Cooker Explosions

Pressure Cooker Explosions Pressure cooker explosions are rare if you follow the manufacturers directions and provide frequent maintenance.  Maintenance of the gasket and making sure that your gauge is working properly are really most important things you can do. Another thing to watch is the wire basket in the pot. It can get corroded by […]

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Pasta Chili Wheels

Fried Pasta Wheel Chips

Fried Pasta Wheel Chips   Have you had these? The are so much fun.  Kids of all ages love them.  I usually make them as a gathering snack when I teach a Mexican Cooking class. It is a fun flavor surprise.  Top with salt and chili powder or cinnamon powdered sugar. Both are delicious! My […]

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