Tomato Pie, THM S, SF, GF

In the picturesque small town of Lititz is a café called the Tomato Pie Café. I have never been there but my daughter has been. Before that, I had never heard of a tomato pie. That dish intrigued me and I had to try to create one. Here is my version of a tomato pie that is light on fat.

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Preserving Food—Pizza Sauce, THM FP, SF, DF, GF

Preserving Food and large gardens/orchards have been a way of life for my family for generations. Rows of jars lined canning shelves and freezers were full of food by summer’s end.

Tomato products have always be a favorite of many people, including myself to can. Pizza Sauce is a must at our house. This sauce is made without sugar and chock full of veggies. I love to make pizza using sourdough crust! In fact we rarely buy pizza since we prefer this homemade version.

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Seven Day Sweet Pickles THM-FP, Sugar-free, Low Carb

Cucumbers have always been a top priority when deciding what to plant in my garden. Our family loves to eat them raw and I love to pickle them. A favorite recipe to can for years was Seven Day Sweet Pickles. This recipe can be found in old cookbooks from our grandmother’s time. The original recipe took quite a lot of sugar but you can have the same crunchy sweet pickle using Stevia.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, THM S

Cool nights and blooming goldenrod tell us that fall is rapidly approaching. The pumpkin vines are hanging full and ready for harvest. I love pumpkin cake and this one is a winner with Bake Believe Dark Chocolate Chips. This cake didn’t last long at our house and I a sure it won’t at your either. You may wonder why I have chosen to add peanut flour to this cake! I find that peanut flour helps the texture of low-carb cakes making the more like the sugar/flour laden ones.

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How to Can Diced Tomatoes THM-FP

Have you wanted to learn the art of canning? You can! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on canning diced tomatoes. This is an easy item to start with and you can just do a few pints at a time as you learn the process. The best thing of all –you will have a superior product compared to what you can purchase in the store because you control what you put into the jars. I love to can diced tomatoes in the summertime to add to Taco Soup and Beefy Cabbage Soup in the cold winter months.

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