Frugal Canning: Does Home Canning Really Save Money?

Frugal Canning: Does Canning Food Really Save You Money?

Canning and preserving food are skills that have been around for ages. But does canning food really save you money? The answer is yes...and no. Confused? Let's dig into this with "Frugal Canning: Does Canning Food Really Save You Money?" Long before what we know as "grocery stores" existed (Piggly Wiggly opened the first grocery store in 1916!), families were responsible for their own food supply. Folks grew large gardens every year, not as a hobby, but as a matter of survival! Every member of the family helped to maintain the garden, to insure the best harvest possible. Livestock such as chickens,...

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How to Make Easy Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

I know that fall is right around the corner when I start to see those sweet little sugar pumpkins at the store and the farmer's market!  Once I'm finished using them as fall decor, I like to bake them and make pumpkin puree, to use in pumpkin recipes!  Homemade pumpkin puree tastes so much better when you make it yourself!  Here's "How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree"! Making homemade pumpkin mash is easy to do!  It's so worth taking a little time to process these nutrient-packed little pumpkins to use in muffins, cakes, pancakes or even smoothies!   The nutritional benefits of pumpkin...

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