Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to Make Homemade Bacon

Bacon is made by curing pork belly, a fatty boneless cut of meat from the underside of the pig. Although this inexpensive cut of meat is widely used in pork products, it is usually not found in grocery stores. Butcher … Continue reading

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How to Make Muscadine Jelly

If you don’t live in the South, it’s possible you’re not familiar with this very special grape. Grown only in the hot and humid climates found in the southeastern United States, the reddish-black muscadine and its counterpart, the scuppernong (yellow … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Granola

Modern granola is a crunchy blend of rolled oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit held together by sticky-sweet binders. The first commercial breakfast cereal ever produced, “Granula” was the creation of New York doctor and health advocate James Caleb Jackson … Continue reading

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Fried Pickles with Comeback Sauce

While the origin of fried pickles must certainly be southern, the when and the where is disputed. Several restaurants throughout Mississippi and Arkansas have been credited with establishing the bar snack sometime in the 1960s, but southerners have been dredging … Continue reading

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How to Store Home-canned Produce

It was a good summer in the vegetable garden. For even the most casual homesteader, bountiful crops can pay off all year long through the magic of canning. Pickles are plentiful, jams and jellies are on hand all year long and pasta sauce from homegrown tomatoes need not be seasonal. … Continue reading

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Baked Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Dip

Some recipes are so easy to make it’s hard to take credit for the effort. So it goes with baked apple chips. Apples are pretty darn good all by themselves, but slice them thin and bake them for a good … Continue reading

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Homemade Celery Jam

Celery rarely gets top billing when it comes to cuisine. Sure, it gets a lot of use in soups, stir frys, crudite plates and as a low-cal snack food. It accompanies buffalo wings and serves as a crunchy vessel for … Continue reading

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