Sourdough Italian Easter Bread, THM XO

The traditional Easter Egg Bread is a soft, sweet brioche dough. This dough is formed into wreaths with colorful dyed eggs tucked in the folds. This Easter Bread has a wonderful flavor from dried fruits and freshly grated citrus peel.

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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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Bread and Butter Pickles THM FP, Sugar-free, Low-carb

Pickling cucumbers always find an honored place in my garden. These cucumbers are different than the cukes you buy in the stores. Pickling cucumbers are especially bred for pickling–just like their name says. They are short and blocky, medium yellow/green in color, and have black spines. They make the BEST pickles. I love to can all different kinds of pickles and my family loves them.

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