Canning & Kitchen

$50 Worth of Chicken Recipes from a $15 Bird

Think of these simple chicken recipes the next time you enjoy a tasty roasted chicken dinner, and know that you’re only a few meals away from turning that single bird into $50 worth of food.

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How to Cook Venison and Elk: A Healthy Indulgence
November 30, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Toward the end of the year, deer and elk seasons open. Avid hunters trek into the wilderness in search of wild game.

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Homemade Lefse

Add to Favorites By Becky Pederson – I have fond memories of making lefse at my grandma’s house back in the early to mid-1950s. Grandma would gather wood to get …

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Grind Your Own Grain For Bread

Grinding your own grains may add more vitamins to your diet, as well as contribute to a better overall healthy lifestyle. Grinding your own grains puts you into a place of really being connected and informed in the area of your food.

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How to Make No-Knead Artisan Bread
November 2, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Nothing says “welcome” like a warm loaf of crusty bread or a basket of buttery rolls. Here are two favorites, no-knead artisan bread and brown and serve rolls that are perfect for entertaining or anytime.

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Best Kitchen Gadgets
October 27, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen, Holiday

When each of us kids left home, Mom gave us several of the best kitchen gadgets, one of which was a cast iron skillet. I still have that skillet and it gets daily use.

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Fermenting Sauerkraut at Home
September 28, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Sauerkraut translates literally to “sour cabbage.” Fermenting sauerkraut has been happening for hundreds of years. While we typically think of Germany as the kraut-eating capitol, France actually surpasses Germany in the average consumption of sauerkraut, but don’t tell anybody that I told you that.

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Preserve Recipes Turn a Bountiful Harvest Into Holiday Gifts

Add to Favorites Want to avoid the traffic, crowded stores, and expensive prices when shopping for holiday gifts? Here’s how. Use these preserve recipes to keep seasonal foods when they’re at …

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It’s Time To Preserve Your Tomatoes

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens. Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine, but if …

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DIY Rotel-Style Tomatoes and Fish House Relish

Do you ever end up with so many tomatoes that you start running out of ideas of what to use them for? Worry no more!

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Making Spaghetti Squash for Dessert

Add to Favorites By Lenora Larson – We who combine gardening and cooking as collaborative passions continue our quest for the perfect crop. Our specifications are simple. The plant must be …

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Nominate a Homesteader for the I Am Countryside Feature

Add to Favorites Know a homesteader who inspires others? Want to see them featured in Countryside & Small Stock Journal? Nominate them (or yourself!) and we’ll tell their story in the …

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How to Safely Use a Pressure Canner
August 9, 2021 · · Canning & Kitchen

Low-acid foods must be processed at a temperature that is hotter than boiling water. Compared to water bath canning or steam canning, which processes jars at 212ºF, a pressure canner processes at 240ºF, the necessary temperature for destroying food spoilage organisms in foods with a pH greater than 4.6. Such low-acid foods include poultry, seafood, meats, and most vegetables.

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A Guide to Canning Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens, and canning tomatoes is a great food preservation method! Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine but if you planted more than one plant, chances are you will drown in them by the end of the season.

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Home Canned Potatoes

Many individuals wonder why one would learn how to can potatoes when they store well in a cold storage space or root cellar. The answer is quite simple, for convenience.

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