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Shared Recipe Orange Drop Cookies

Dec 21, 2013 on

"These are cookies my Grandmother made every Christmas. In fact the church cookbook from that era contains this recipe of hers. They seemed ordinary since we had them every year. It was only over time that I realized how unique they are."

New Topic Question:Russian Orange Drop Cookies in Cooking Q & A

Dec 20, 2013 on

"Russian Orange Drop Cookies
I'm curious if you remember the old cookbook you found this in. It is remarkably similar to a recipe my grandmother made, and coincidentally, was included in our church cookbook, circa 1955. Hers is just titled Orange drop cookies, and her herit..."

New Topic Question:Red Pepper Savory Jam in Cooking Q & A

Sep 13, 2013 on

"Red Pepper Savory Jam

Made this recipe last night. Followed recipe, but ended up with a jam that is more like candy. This after simmering for only half an hour. In fact when I went to ladle it into jars, I had little strings of sugar follow along. I assume this is because it b..."

New Topic Tomatillos in Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating

Sep 12, 2013 on

"How does everyone preserves extra tomatillos. I'm going to be inundated soon. I've seen freezing and canning options. What's everyone's preference?"

New Topic Canning tomatoes in Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating

Sep 7, 2013 on

"I'm curious how long folks here process their raw pack tomatoes with nothing added but lemon juice and salt. I was surprised to see that recommended time is now almost double what it is in my cookbooks-- 35 minutes for pints and 45 for quarts. Books BTW that are not all that old."

New Topic Question: Canning pickles in Cooking Q & A

Aug 16, 2013 on

"Kosher Dill Pickles

I've been making these pickles for 25 years. Obviously it's not my recipe, it's from Better Homes and Garden Home Canning Cookbook. I have never had a problem (other than an occasional soft pickle or jar that didn't seal), either personally or reported to me ..."

New Topic Pickling question in Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating

Aug 15, 2013 on

"I've been making these pickles-- Kosher Dill Pickles-- for 25 years. Obviously it's not my recipe, nor have I ever had a problem, either personally or reported to me by the hundreds of people I have shared the 1500 or so quarts I've canned over those years.

Recently I've had pe..."

New Topic Flat toll house cookies in Cooking Q & A

Dec 22, 2012 on

"OK, so what's the secret that everyone seems to know except me? I've made them exactly as the package recipe, both high altitude and regular. I bought new baking soda and powder. I even tried chilling the dough first. I've tried convection and regular baking. Still, I end up with very tasty pancakes. Any suggestions?"

New Topic How does one post a recipe? in Customer Support

Sep 10, 2012 on

"I did it once before, but it's been a while and I do not recall how. I've probably looked right at it, but at some point one simply needs t ask for help."

New Topic Alum in pickles in Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating

Sep 10, 2012 on

"I've never used alum when making whole dill pickles. I find that if I get my dukes into the fridge quickly and can them within a few days I have no problem with crispness. Spears and slices OTOH are another matter.

My wife recently found a family recipe for cassia bud sweet pickles, which called soaking the cukes in salt water for one day, and t..."

Saved Recipe Fresh Peach Jam by ratherbeswimmin'

Aug 5, 2012 on

Saved Recipe Peach Jam by Dib's

Aug 5, 2012 on

New Topic Hot sauce in Recipe Requests - General

Jan 11, 2012 on

"We made over 50 jalapeno poppers the other day, and now have a full pint of jalapeno seeds and pith. Wondering if we can't make some sort of hot sauce out of them. Anyone got a recipe?"

New Topic Half turkey in Cooking Q & A

Nov 27, 2011 on

"We have a half bone in turkey, and are wondering about cooking time. It has been brined overnight. Do we go by normal per pound roasting time? Or will it cook faster?"

New Topic Canning beets without pickling in Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating

Nov 19, 2011 on

"I know we need to use pressure canner, but anything else we should know? Like how long to cook/process?"

Saved Recipe Sweet Gherkins by Jockey

Sep 21, 2011 on

Shared Recipe Kosher Dill Pickles

Aug 16, 2011 on

"From an old Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook. I've been making these pickles for over 20 years now, and the key is getting the pickles from vine to jar ASAP-- no more than a week, and store in the fridge. Smaller pickles tend to stay crisper than larger ones, whole more than slices or spears."

New Topic Excess brine in Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating

Aug 6, 2011 on

"Usually when I make pickles I end up with leftover brine-- usually just vinegar and water. I tend to toss it and make more the next time I can. But I've always wondered if it could be kept for next time. Any thoughts?"

New Topic Seeking information about:4-Square Pickled Peppers in Cooking Q & A

Sep 8, 2010 on

"I've checked out several recipes for pickled hot peppers, here and elsewhere, and am curious about a few thing..."

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