News — FrugalHomemaking

2019-08-21

Canning FrugalHomemaking

2019-08-21

Peach Vanilla Bean Jam Studies have shown that preserving food by canning is intimidating for 99.9% of people who are trying it for the first time. Okay, I just made that up. I don’t know of any studies, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that this is an area of homemaking that can be totally overwhelming. Head space? Processing time?! A bubble remover?!? Ack! Take a deep breath. You can do this, and jam can help. Seriously, it is a great place to start. Simply chop the fruit, add the sweetener and spices (which can be changed...

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2019-08-20

FrugalHomemaking

2019-08-20

Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) I’ll admit it. Jalapeno peppers intimidate me. It’s not so much the heat of eating them, as the pain of working with them. Jalapenos make me wheeze and cough. My eyes water. My fingers burn. Whatever my fingers touch burns. I had a huge bowl of jalapenos sit on my kitchen counter for four weeks because I was afraid of them. They just sat there taunting me. I can’t stay away; they are just so delicious. It’s like avoiding my workout DVD’s because I know they are going to hurt me, but I keep going back...

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2019-08-18

Canning FrugalHomemaking

2019-08-18

Peach Vanilla Bean Jam Studies have shown that preserving food by canning is intimidating for 99.9% of people who are trying it for the first time. Okay, I just made that up. I don’t know of any studies, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that this is an area of homemaking that can be totally overwhelming. Head space? Processing time?! A bubble remover?!? Ack! Take a deep breath. You can do this, and jam can help. Seriously, it is a great place to start. Simply chop the fruit, add the sweetener and spices (which can be changed...

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