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How to use a flat of strawberries. Complete freezing and canning tips! How to use a flat of strawberries. Complete freezing and canning tips!

Every spring I get really excited when I see my strawberry plants growing. It takes a couple of years to get your strawberry plants really growing, and if you don’t have room to grow to strawberries, you are likely going to have to buy some to enjoy them all year. So you may need to…

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Have you found yourself with lots of grapes? Find out what to do with too many homegrown grapes, and use your food dehydrator and canner to preserve them. Have you found yourself with lots of grapes? Find out what to do with too many homegrown grapes, and use your food dehydrator and canner to preserve them.

I have been growing grapes in my garden for several years, and I have been fascinated with the process. Even though I don’t perfectly prune or care for my grapes they still come back year after year, producing lots and lots of grapes. One of the questions I often hear is what to do with…

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Easy rocky road candy (rocky road peanut clusters) to make for Christmas or the holidays. Perfect for cookie plates to give away to family and friends! Easy rocky road candy (rocky road peanut clusters) to make for Christmas or the holidays. Perfect for cookie plates to give away to family and friends!

This rocky road candy (also called rocky road peanut clusters) is an easy treat to make for Christmas. It only takes a few steps to make, and you can literally have them made in 15 minutes.   This is a fun recipe for kids and grandkids to help make. Make a double batch, and they…

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Easy recipe for crock pot cranberry butter. One of my favorite holiday cranberry dessert recipes! Easy recipe for crock pot cranberry butter. One of my favorite holiday cranberry dessert recipes!

I love cranberries! I am always looking for new recipes to make with cranberries during the holiday season. This cranberry butter is really easy to make and would make a great holiday gift.   Crock Pot Cranberry Butter Recipe Ingredients: 2 12-oz. bags fresh cranberries 2 c. sugar 2 whole cinnamon sticks 1 c. water…

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Easy recipe for canning homemade vegetable broth from scraps. The best broth to make for easy dinners. Easy recipe for canning homemade vegetable broth from scraps. The best broth to make for easy dinners.

How to Can Vegetable Broth   There is really nothing easier to can with your pressure canner than homemade vegetable broth or stock. I love to can homemade chicken broth too, but vegetable broth is even easier to make and can.   You can store homemade vegetable broth in several ways. If you don’t want…

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