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Keeping food by canning, drying, freezing,pickling, salting. Storing for a time of need or a Zombie attack.

Recipe: Rotel-Style Tomatoes — Tomato Preserving 2.0

Recipe: Rotel-Style Tomatoes

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Rotel tomatoes are canned tomatoes with a little hint of heat. A Southern favorite, the spice comes from green chiles that have been fire-roasted, diced and stirred into the simmering tomatoes. Rotel tomatoes are a vital ingredient in queso and make a delicious addition to tortilla soup. The only downside to developing a dependency on Rotel tomatoes is that they can often be tricky to find if you live north of the Mason Dixon line, like I do.

Blue-Ribbon Amish Dill Pickles. This is the best and easiest recipe and your family and friends will rave. Would make great gifts! And you don't even need a canner! Recipe and step-by-step instructions in post.

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I sprung upon a hot streak of luck yesterday and found a bunch of fresh heads of dill. Admittedly, it can be tricky to come by. I was at a local farm stand buying beans. They didn't have any dill out, so I asked the girl in the bonnet and she said nope, there was none. But, she thought the lady who owns the stand might know where I could get some. Sure enough, she grabbed her scissors and walked behind her house!!!!!! Moral of the story: Lots of people have dill, you just have to find them…

How to Make Homemade Canned Crisp Dill Pickles - Easy Basic Recipe I tried this and they were soooo good! They're best with homegrown cucumbers :)

How to Make Homemade Canned Crisp Dill Pickles - Easy Basic Recipe | eHow.com

If your garden produces more cucumbers than you can eat, consider canning some to make homemade dill pickles. Pick fresh cucumbers when they are firm, dark green in color and covered with bumps, or warts; these will make the crispest dill pickles. When your pickles are done, add a decorative label to each jar with the date the pickles were made....

Dried Watermelon

Dehydrated Watermelon

Watermelon Candy (Dried watermelon) - a raw technique in making healthy snacks!

The Homestead Survival: Making Butter, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream and Ghee Recipes

Creme de le Creme

Check out the cream line on these jars of milk. EmmaLouMoo is not ALWAYS this generous, but I do get a half gallon of heavy cream from her every day. As I bump along in my life, it occurs to me how much nicer a lot of homemade products are and how expensive it is to buy them. I can’t help but think how throughout my lifetime they vilified butter and pushed margarine, only to later discover margarine is very unhealthy for you, whereby real butter actually has many health benefits and as a…

A Great Brine and Smoke - Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar and Seasonings for Salmon, Trout and other Fish

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A Great Brine and Smoke - Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar and Seasonings for Salmon, Trout and other Fish

My Food Storage Favorites: Easy and Delicious Meals in a Jar!

Easy and Delicious Meals in a Jar!

Have I ever told you how much I LOVE THRIVE? :) I just made these Meals in a Jar, and they are amazing! Now I have 40 quick and delicious meals that even my kids and husband can make in a few minutes. Just dump into a pot, add water and simmer! They were so excited when they came home from an activity and saw these! I thought I would share the recipes for these in case you are interested! Almost all of these ingredients come from Thrive, except for a few spices, like taco seasoning, garlic…

Honeysuckle Jelly - The honeysuckle is blooming like crazy right now. Good time to try this!

Honeysuckle Jelly - Lehman's Country Life

Live simply with the Lehman's hardware online store. We sell oil lamps, wood cook stoves & more. Non-electric tools & homesteading supplies since 1955.

Canning Amish Hot Pepper Mustard...my Amish friend Martha made the best mustard...i hope this is close to hers...

Canning Amish Hot Pepper Mustard...my Amish friend Martha made the best mustard...i hope this is close to hers...

How to Preserve Avocados in the Freezer from Eating Richly: A great idea when avocados are on sale and in season

How to Preserve Avocados in the Freezer from Eating Richly: A great idea when avocados are on sale and in season

Amazing Homemade Mead Recipes

Mead or honey wine is the oldest alcoholic drinks known to man. It is made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. Here are a bunch of recipes on how to make mead.

drying and storing stevia leaves! "You can also make your own liquid stevia extract by adding a cup of warm water to 1/4 cup of fresh, finely-crushed stevia leaves. This mixture should set for 24 hours and then be refrigerated."

Phase Three

Phase One was planting and growing the stevia. Phase Two was harvesting and drying the stevia. Phase Three entailed stripping the leav...

This is a quick and easy dill pickles recipe that can be mixed up by a child with basic kitchen skills. No cooking or canning is required for these yummy pickles!

Dill Pickles Recipe: A Vegetarian Recipes For Kids - Real Advice Gal

Dill Pickles Recipe: A Vegetarian Recipes For Kids I love getting in the kitchen with my kids and finding simple and yummy recipes that they will love. Today I wanted to share with you one of my daughters favorite recipe and what she considers her “specialty” ha! This is a quick and easy dill pickles […]

How to Make Smoked Ham

How to Make Smoked Ham for Thanksgiving

How to smoke an already cured and smoked ham for Thanksgiving.