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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Making Limoncello for Christmas Gifts on: October 15, 2016 05:14:07 PM
This rocks!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Dog Collages on: August 07, 2016 06:20:47 PM
These are adorable. Love!
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Canning: Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Pickles & Relish on: August 06, 2016 08:46:09 AM
Oooh, thanks! Fridge pickles sound delicious!

And thank you all so much for the encouragement and lovely words. Cheesy
4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Canning: Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Pickles & Relish on: August 04, 2016 11:13:33 AM
    The past two days have been full of canning the two boxes of cucumber and tomato seconds I got at a local farmer's market.  After weighing, the totals were 31.8 pounds of tomatoes (though there were soft spots I had to cut out) and 24.9 pounds of cucumbers.  I have six cucumbers left (any ideas?), but every other bit was used in the following:

    Fiesta Salsa (7 pints) - used Ball Fiesta Salsa mix

Pickles - 6 quarts of bread and butter pickles, 6 quarts and 1 pint of dill pickles - used Mrs. Wage's mixes for both

Tomato sauce (7 pints) and Cucumber relish (12 half-pints) - Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving recipes for both

Things I learned:
  • you can fit more bread&butter pickles in the jars than you think
  • if using an All American Pro Pressure Canner, make sure you put enough olive oil on the rims so you can get the top off without use of a screw driver for leverage
  • a food mill is SO. MUCH. EASIER. to mush up tomatoes and remove the skins than removing the skins THEN mushing them up
  • it goes faster when you've a second pair of hands
  • I need more counter space and possibly a bigger pantry
  • canning is addictive ... now I want to do bbq sauce, blackberry jam, chicken broth ... Cheesy
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Givers & Needers Swap? Is it time for another one? on: June 26, 2016 05:44:36 PM
I guess this never happened?  I am de-stashing and would sign up as a giver ...
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Thanksgiving / Re: Canning Lid Pumpkin on: November 22, 2015 04:37:02 PM
I love everything about this.  Amazing.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: That time of the year is coming up again - Seasonal tags/cards anyone??? on: September 13, 2015 11:18:55 AM
YES!  Me!
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Carrot Bran Muffins (Company's Coming) on: June 18, 2015 11:06:01 AM
These look delicious!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Library Card Catalog Restoration on: May 04, 2015 06:20:00 PM
SO cool!  His wife will love it!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Giraffe on: April 02, 2015 08:55:46 AM
This is amazing!
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