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  1. Kitchen Basics
    As we are starting to get overrun with cucumbers, I'm hoping to try my hand at making pickles this summer. I've spent time surfing and I find a lot of recipes seem to need quite a few ingredients which kind of scares me. Anyone have a simple/easy tried and true recipe? (Can be dill or sweet...
  2. Question and Answer
    Does sweet pickle relish go bad as long as it is kept in refrigrator i canot find a date on jar and it smell ok and look good but i know it has been in refrigator for quite awhile.
  3. General Chat
    So I have placed myself in an awkward position....I am on Facebook and have connected with many friends and ALOT of family both my side and my Dh side. I had my BIL's ex wife AND his current...my SIL on my friends list. Always had them both on Myspace as well...never an issue so never thought...
  4. Stockpiling
    well i just got 10 1 gallon used pickle jars.i stoped at a local mom and pop diner -you knoe the one,s that have a lunch counter and a few tabbles -well i had to go park around back as there was no empty places on the street and i saw empty gallon pickle jars just stacked out side the rear door...
  5. Kitchen Basics
    Anyone have any ideas how to use the liquid that's leftover in a jar of pickles? Seems like it should be good for some kind of marinate but thought I'd check if anyone had done this before.
  6. Family
    Man, they just don't outline the real tough choices of parenthood in those baby classes :) BabyStain is almost six months old now and doing absolutely fantastic. Mrs. Stain quit her job at the newspaper (where I also work) and went to work at Wal-Mart on overnights four nights a week, that way...
  7. Kitchen Clones
    Claussen Kosher Pickles SERVES 10 , 1 gallon Ingredients 1 gallon cucumber 1/3 cup instant minced onion 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds 6 heads fresh dill 1 1/2 quarts water 2 cups cider vinegar 1/2 cup canning salt Directions 1 Slice cucumbers lengthwise into...
  8. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    My garden this year is the best it's ever been and I find myself actually considering canning the extras. For those of you with experience doing this, what do you think of this recipe? I'm concerned about the last line where it just says "seal jars". Is this safe? Don't the jars have to be...
  9. Financial hardship
    Here is our situation. We were living in Maine. We own a house up there but the job situation was tough so we decided to close it up for the winter till we could get a new roof, then put it on the market to sell. When we moved to MA we caught the pay cycle (bi-weekly) at the wrong time so we...
  10. Question and Answer
    Does anybody have a really simple recipe. DH brought home several very large cucumbers from work (coworker's garden) and I need to know the easiest way to turn these things into pickles. Nobody likes cucumbers, but hubby loves pickles. I haven't got the right spices for any of the recipes I...
  11. Freebies
    http://heinz.com/Corporate_contact.aspx request the pins in the comments section of the form, or you can mail your request here: Heinz Pickle Pin P O Box 57 Pittsburgh Pa 15230
  12. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    As requested, here is my grandmother's recipe for watermelon rind pickle. This came from a cookbook from the 1800's. WATERMELON RIND PICKLE Peel green and cut red from rind. Soak 12 hrs. in 2tsps. lime to 2 gallons of cold water. Rinse through 5 or 6 waters. Drain and weigh, then cook in...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Okay, I need some feedback for my current situation and maybe someone somewhere can spell this out for me as I'm losing my mind. I have good credit but last year starting using a Credit counseling service when things out of control. I didn't realize the amount of the fee, but it is $45 every...
  14. Soups and Stews
    Dill Pickle Soup (it's great!) This is wonderful! :hungry: DILL PICKLE SOUP 8 c. chicken stock or broth 2 chicken bouillon cubes 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated 2 c. peeled, cubed potatoes 1 c. thinly sliced celery 5 coarsely grated Polish dill pickles (from the jar) 1/2 c. milk 2 T. flour...
  15. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Open Jar Pickle 9 pounds medium sized cucumbers l Tablespoon alum l pint vinegar l pint water 3 pounds sugar 6 cups vinegar l ounce stick cinnamon 1/2 ounce whole allspice Make salt brine to cover cucumbers using l cup salt to l gallon water. Let stand for 3 days and then drain. Soak...
  16. Just Tips
    Don't Pour Out the Pickle Jar: There Are Plenty of Uses for the Juices! Just picked the last pickle out of the jar? Don't toss it out, save the liquid! The refrigerated juice from pickles, pickled peppers and sauerkraut has dozens of uses in everything from marinades and sauces to dips...
  17. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    1 lg. bunch celery, cut 2 heads cauliflower 3 lb. carrots 3 red peppers 3 green peppers 3 hot peppers 1 dozen sm. pickling onions (or 4 others, cut in pieces) 1 qt. fresh lima beans Cook all vegetables. Separate and drain except save the celery water to add to brine. Mix all together and add 1...
  18. Leisure & Media Arts
    I read this one while on vacation--I didn't like it as much as Alice's Tulips, but it was still pretty good! Has anyone else read it?
  19. Kitchen Basics
    Do you run to the store if your out of something for a certain recipe your making. Do you not make something just because you don't have the main ingredient? Do you get in a panic because part of your recipe is made and you find out your missing an important ingredient? Do you use...
  20. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Sweet Pickle Relish 4 cups chopped cucumbers (about 4 medium) 2 cups chopped onions 1 chopped green pepper 1 chopped sweet red pepper 1/4 cup salt 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups cider vinegar 1 tablespoon celery seed 1 tablespoon mustard seed Combine cucumbers, onions, green and red peppers in a large...
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