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Old 03-24-2009, 07:14 AM
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Just wondering who does homecanning here? I can't believe it's coming to be that time again already. Guess I need to quit hibernating and get things organized.

If you homecan, would you be willing to share some of your experiences and recipes with me? I can all that I can get my hands on from.....

corn, green beans, applesauce, sour kraut, ect. I would love to try salsa, spaghetti sauces, pizza sauces, ect.

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oh me me me!!!! (staning up on the chair raising my hand in the air waving it!) LOL

I LOVE canning. I am a beginner though and have only canned jams and salsa. I "hope" to can tons of stuff this year. Its very addicting!
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oh and I did make pear honey last summer...it takes FOREVER ....
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:25 AM
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I do home canning. mostly high acid stuff like spagetti sauce, pickles of all kinds, and I do wild meat. I need a pressure canner badly! but cant find one big enough.
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I do a little bit, I want to do alot more this year. I'm looking into letting as little as possible go to waste in the garden this time.
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I am going to be a canning fool this year. Canned mostly apples and pears last year. I am hoping to get a pressure canner to do tomatoes and such.
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We started canning a few seasons ago. I absolutely love a basic Ball Blue Book salsa. We have also canned spaghetti sauce, applesauce and turkey. (What else do you do with a 20lb turkey every year when you don't host Thanksgiving?) I just wish we had a bigger yard so that we could have more fruits and veggies to can. My MIL has all kinds of things that she cans. The best are what she calls dilly beans. Yummy!
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I love canning!

I've done all sorts of veggies, stews and soups! Great having food that you know everthing that went into it!
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I do I love canning I am hoping to find a bunch of pint jars at yardsales. I did salsa and tomatos, applesauce,apple pie in a jar, peaches and pears last year this yeaar I will be trying more this year. Including chili, baked beans, pumpkin butter, pear butter and pear honey.
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oohh would love your recipe for baked beans!
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I have been canning since I was 8 years old and am now 51. Have a variety of recipes, and a few tips. For water bath as well as pressure cooker. Tips for preparing foods before canning as well. Also have a few guides for freezing some of the garden items if you want ideas there as well. I am looking forward to a large garden this year. Fell in love with zuchinni relish. Don't even buy pickle relish anymore, lol.
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This is the recipe that I was thinking about I plan on trying it this summer before I can it in a large quanity but this one looks to be the best one so far.

Baked Beans
Ingredients:
1 pound dried great northern beans
4 to 6 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups ketchup (I like Hunt's)
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard (I like French's)
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons Magic Dust (recipe below)
Preparation:
Place the beans in a large saucepan and cover with salted water by 2 to 3 inches. Soak the beans overnight.
The next day, drain and rinse the beans. Return the beans to the saucepan and cover with fresh water by about 4 inches. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender but not bursting open.

While the beans are cooking, mix the ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder, and Magic Dust together in a large bowl.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon. Drain the bacon on paper towels, crumble it, and set aside. Add the onion and garlic to the bacon drippings and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. The onion should still be a little crunchy.

Drain the beans, reserving 2 cups of the bean water. Pour the beans and bean water into the bowl with the sauce. Add the bacon and onion and stir to combine well. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and bake for 1 hour or until bubbly. Will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

Magic Dust

Ingredients:
1/2 cup paprika
1/4 cup kosher salt, finely ground
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons mustard powder
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1/4 cup granulated garlic
2 tablespoons cayenne
Preparation:
Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly covered container. You'll want to keep some in a shaker next to the grill or stove. Keeps indefinitely but won't last long.
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Me and my dad can jelly, tomatoes, salsa and bbq sauce. We were going to try to can deer meat...we ran out of time I guess or forgot about!!
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I would love to have a recipe for homemade BBQ sauce to can. Could someone share their's with me?

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I have 2 books that I do my canning out of. At this time I have them packed due to some remodeling. We will be done soon. I will give the names of the books if anyone is interested.

I have canned all kinds of things...
peach jam, jelly, perserves, and butter
plum jam, and butter
peach plum jam
pamagranete jelly
squash
beef stew
peaches
carrots
turkey
chicken
potatoes
cranberry jelled sauce
tomatoes
dried beans
cauliflower (I would rather freeze it )

I do plan on canning more things. I LOVE canning. My mother taught me when I was a kid becuse we had a garden ( I hated it then), but I love it now. I get chills when I hear the "pop" of the jars sealing.
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I am gonna can for the first time this year! I am really geared up on it!!
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Arrow Some Good Books On Canning

I dug out the books and here are they are...

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving By Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine

Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving By U.S. Department of Agriculture


I have found these books to be very helpful in just about every quetion you may have, and for me I would advize anyone that is in canning to get the 2nd book by the USDA. This book has answered every question I have had.

I hope this helps who ever has questions about canning.
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