Pressure Canned Chicken Breast
Gluten Free / Main Dishes / Meat / Preserving / Savory and Splendid!

Pressure Canned Chicken Breast

  Today I am talking about chicken.  Not just chicken, but preserving chicken by pressure canning.  That’s right…storing chicken in your pantry! I am assuming that most people who aren’t familiar with pressure canning meat had the same reaction that I have had in the past: maybe you cringed? Gagged perhaps? I understand. A little … Continue reading

Tart Cherry Pie Jam
Dairy Free / Desserts / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats! / Using Coconut Oil

Tart Cherry Pie Jam

I am not sure why I was amazed to see two of my children come inside from the backyard the other day with a bowl full of ripe cherries. I know there are cherry trees back there, and I realize that it is summer…the two kind of go hand-in-hand! I guess in my head, it … Continue reading

Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}
Dairy Free / Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats!

Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}

Last summer we were fortunate enough to acquire some beautifully plump and ripe blackberries from an aunt that has amazing blackberry bushes. I had very good intentions at the time of taking them home and making a lovely jam right away. Unfortunately life, and other gardening and canning duties, took priority over the blackberries. They … Continue reading

Blanching and Freezing Fresh Asaparagus
Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Vegetables

Blanching and Freezing Fresh Asaparagus

Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable. Unfortunately in some places it isn’t one of the veggies that you can find readily accessible year-round. Where we live in Kansas, we start looking for the shoots to spring up around Easter time, and pretty much check every day after that until they pop through the soil. The thing … Continue reading