SparkPeople Putting Foods Up Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=13192 This is a place for those who love home preserving, canning, freezing and drying foods from our own gardens , orchards, and local farm markets while Exercising and Eating Healthy ! SparkPeople Putting Foods Up Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=13192 Someone asked for a Beet cake Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67916210 Someone asked for a Beet cake Recipe <BR> <BR> Hi...Someone ask a while back, if anyone had a good recipe for baking with beets...I can't remember who it was and i did look thru the posts ...But here is a Recipe i found... <BR> <BR> Chocolate Beet Cake (Gluten &amp; Dairy Free Options) <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep time 18 mins <BR> <BR> Cook time 40 mins <BR> <BR> Total time 58 mins <BR> <BR> Author: MelissaKNorris <BR> <BR> Serves: 12 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> •9 ounces (or 1 cup ... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:23:09 EST Theresa's Pumpkin-Ginger Cheesecake Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67906821 Theresa's Pumpkin-Ginger Cheesecake Recipe <BR> <BR> LivingHomegrown.com <BR> <BR> Try this autumn cheesecake instead of <BR> traditional pumpkin pie this year. The <BR> ginger and cinnamon provide classic <BR> flavor with a crunchy gingersnap crust. <BR> <BR> Crust: <BR> <BR> 30 gingersnap cookies <BR> 4 tbsp. butter, melted <BR> ½ tsp. ground ginger <BR> <BR> Filling: <BR> <BR> 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese (softened 1 hour) <BR> ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar <BR> ½ cup granu... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:39:42 EST Hi Corinna (hopefulhippo) & Happy Happy Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67879365 Hi Corinna (hopefulhippo) and Happy Happy Birthday ! From All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team ! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> Wed, 8 Nov 2017 06:38:14 EST PDF of DIY Cleaner / Air Freshener Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67858769 PDF of DIY Cleaner / Air Freshener Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinghomegrown.com/wp-content/u<BR>ploads/2017/11/LH-120_natural_all-purp<BR>ose_cleaner.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Natural,, All-Purpose Cleaner <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1/2 cup white vinegar or citrus vinegar <BR> 1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds <BR> 15 drops tea tree essential oil or OnGuard essential oil blend <BR> 2 cups water <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> Add everything to a clean, empty 16 oz spray bottle. <BR> Put th... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 07:35:57 EST SAFELY CANNING CHOCOLATE SAUCE ~ YES YOU CAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67825692 SAFELY CANNING CHOCOLATE SAUCE ~ YES YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> <link>cottageinthemaking.blogspot.com/2012<BR>/04/safely-canning-chocolate-sauce-yes<BR>-you.html?m=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Who doesn't love chocolate sauce? I know I do! It's so good warmed up on ice cream. Use it on fruit, like strawberries or mixed with milk to make chocolate milk. YUM! <BR> <BR> I've been searching and searching for a chocolate sauce that I could make that would safe to can also. Most recipes that has choco... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:38:12 EST Canning Onion Stock | Using Kitchen waste http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67824456 Canning Onion Stock | Using Kitchen waste <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhf3w63N0JM&<BR>amp;t=2 </link> <BR> <BR> I just found this video and thought you would all like to put it to good use ! <BR> Super Easy making onion stock from onion scraps ! <BR> LOVE IT ! Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:04:32 EST How to Get Rid of Bad Smells..Natural Remedies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67818124 How to Get Rid of Bad Smells...Natural Remedies for Bad Odors in the Home <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.almanac.com/blog/home-hea<BR>lth/natural-living/how-get-rid-bad-sme<BR>lls?trk_msg=9FQH3OC02COKF91VJ942DU9TDG<BR>&amp;trk_contact=K25QA5KRG3SQSGQV4BIDB<BR>V8KP0&amp;trk_sid=23VN3RBNROJQ0QBLT35G<BR>94J9V0&amp;utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_<BR>medium=Email&amp;utm_term=How+to+Get+R<BR>id+of+Bad+Smells+(read+more)&amp;utm_campaign=Companion+Daily </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are many ways to ... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:40:22 EST Broth & Stock... Bone Stock and Bone Meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67778956 Broth &amp; Stock... Bone Stock and Bone Meal <BR> <BR> By Kelly Kindle Cheney <BR> <BR> This is an Awesome Post !!! The health benefits of bone broth are countless ! <BR> <BR> Here is her post !!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Be the master of the bird and don't waste a thing. <BR> <BR> <BR> Get your money's worth out of any meat bones. The difference between stock and broth is stock is made with bones, broth is made with meat only. Stock is much richer and will even turn into a gelatin if very c... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:03:16 EST I just posted a Blog on Making Pumpkin Powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67762226 I just posted a Blog on Making Pumpkin Powder <BR> <BR> For those of you that asked, Here It Is ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423593 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2343d701-b71a-4588-a91e-7381a23f5ff9.JPG"> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:36:57 EST DIY Canning Ring Wreath http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67755891 DIY Canning Ring Wreath <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/399591f9-57cb-48dd-b825-ec3c76506ad1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>melissaknorris.com/diy-canning-ring-<BR>wreath/ </link> <BR> This canning ring wreath just keeps getting better and better, because you can swap out the decoration on the side to fit any season. Right now, it’s a rustic fall look for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> 34 Wide mouth canning rings <BR> <BR> Jute twine (seriously, jute twine might be one of the mo... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:29:12 EST Ideas for using pumpkin powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67755799 Ideas for using pumpkin powder <BR> <BR> Curried Pumpkin Soup <BR> Pumpkin Pancakes <BR> Pumpkin, Spinach and Chickpea Curry <BR> Pumpkin Gnocchi <BR> Pumpkin Pie Muffins <BR> <BR> This link will have the recipes... <BR> <link>www.trail.recipes/blog/dehydrating12<BR>3-how-to-make-pumpkin-powder/ </link> <BR> <BR> I do not make it her way...I roast my pumpkins and only add water while pureeing in a blender... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:07:58 EST An Old-Fashioned Homemade Christmas Seminar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67743625 An Old-Fashioned Homemade Christmas Seminar from Melissa K. Norris... <BR> <BR> OK All of You DIYer Folks... Heer's a Great One for You !!! <BR> <BR> Want to take back your Christmas? Join 2,397 others for a free 8 week old-fashioned Christmas with homemade gift tutorials, DIY ideas, from scratch recipes, ideas, fun and faith. <BR> <BR> In This Ebook and FREE Series you'll learn: <BR> &amp;#61452;How to make homemade gifts people actually want <BR> &amp;#61452;How to celebrate Christmas l... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:50 EST German Potato Soup from Farmer's Almanac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67729402 German Potato Soup from Farmer's Almanac <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6b74f0b-081b-4317-ad48-83535972afd0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Celebrate Oktoberfest with this wonderful German Potato Soup. With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, it’s a simple and hearty meal on a cool night! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 3 slices bacon <BR> <BR> 3 cups diced peeled potatoes <BR> <BR> 1 small onion, chopped fine <BR> <BR> 2 stalks celery, chopped fine (leaves OK) <BR> <B... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:38:42 EST Canning Peppers: A Tutorial (Sweet Or Hot Peppers) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67699453 Canning Peppers: A Tutorial (Sweet Or Hot Peppers) <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2017/10/<BR>canning-peppers.html </link> <BR> Canning Peppers: A Tutorial <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Preservation <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •A pressure canner <BR> •Rubber gloves (if handling hot peppers) <BR> •Hot or sweet peppers (one pound of peppers will yield approximately one pint) <BR> •Clean canning jars &amp; lids <BR> •Salt (optiona... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:28:01 EST Theresa’s Tips for Preserving the Harvest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67576146 Theresa’s Tips for Preserving the Harvest <BR> <BR> Flash freeze tomatoes, berries, and peppers – even shredded zucchini <BR> •Rinse and dry – don’t core or peel. <BR> •Place on cookie sheet and freeze. <BR> •Then pop into freezer bags (can be BPA free). <BR> •Press out as much air as possible. <BR> •Label and freeze. <BR> •Use in 6 months for best results – they lose texture &amp; can start to get freezer burn. <BR> <BR> Berries – Do them the same way <BR> <BR> Peppers <BR> •You can do th... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:22:21 EST Happy Happy Birthday Jessie (KNITTY_JESS ) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67575066 Happy Happy Birthday Jessie (KNITTY_JESS ) !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:12 EST Beef Brisket from Old Farmer's Almanac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67569669 Beef Brisket from Old Farmer's Almanac <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 5-6-pound point-cut beef brisket <BR> <BR> Kosher or sea salt <BR> <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> <BR> 3 tablespoons olive oil <BR> <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> <BR> 2 cups roughly chopped carrot <BR> <BR> 1 cup roughly chopped celery <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons chopped garlic <BR> <BR> 1 bottle dry red wine <BR> <BR> 8 large fresh thyme sprigs <BR> <BR> 2 bay leaves <BR> <BR> 3 tablespoons tomato paste... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:15:14 EST Challah Recipe from The Old Farmer's Almanac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67569565 Challah Recipe from The Old Farmer's Almanac <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted, divided <BR> 1/2 cup lukewarm water (about 100 degrees) <BR> 1/3 cup sugar, divided <BR> 1/4 ounce dry active yeast <BR> 1 cup milk <BR> 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter <BR> 1 tablespoon honey <BR> 2-1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt <BR> 4 large eggs <BR> 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading <BR> 1 egg yolk <BR> 2 tablespoons milk <BR> Garn... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:04:42 EST Leek Greens: From Unloved to Fab with 11 Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67547738 Leek Greens: From Unloved to Fab with 11 Recipes <BR> <BR> Do you cook with leeks? I am going to let you in on a secret. Come closer. Come even closer. Did you know that the dark green parts are yummier than the white and light green parts? Yeah, I am talking about leek greens. See, recipes always call for the white and light green part, then you probably toss the dark part. Well, Mother Nature didn’t intend you to toss the leek greens but use them. Here’s her secret that she whispered... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:53:58 EST Zapple Pie – Mock “Apple Pie” Made with Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67547695 Zapple Pie – Mock “Apple Pie” Made with Zucchini <BR> <BR> Have some over grown zukes that you need to use ? Try this Pie !!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b6be50c-981e-464f-b2bf-61529485f51e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>commonsensehome.com/zapple-pie/ </link> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:33:35 EST Happy Happy Birthday Alana (Enchantedalana ) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67515386 Happy Happy Birthday Alana (Enchantedalana ) !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:40:54 EST Karen's Surgery is Tomorrow ! (Livedaily) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67491980 Good Morning Young Lady !!! I'm just sitting here thinking about you and your surgery tomorrow ! We All wish you the best and a speedy recovery ! We are With You ! <BR> Let's All Wish Her Well ! Thu, 7 Sep 2017 07:44:07 EST Happy Happy Birthday Kathy (KMATHRE ) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67491908 Happy Happy Birthday Kathy (KMATHRE ) !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Thu, 7 Sep 2017 07:30:57 EST Happy Happy Birthday Martha (Martylynn1) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67485461 Happy Happy Birthday Martha (Martylynn1) !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Wed, 6 Sep 2017 06:14:57 EST Starting Herbs from Cuttings with Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67479968 Starting Herbs from Cuttings with Video <BR> <BR> How to Grow New Herbs For Free <BR> <BR> Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late-summer is the perfect time to do this, though cuttings can be taken almost any time. <BR> <BR> With cuttings, you can increase the number of perennial herbs such as lavender, rosemary, sage and thyme in your garden. Semi-ripe cuttings are taken from stems that are beginning to ‘ripen’, or become woody at the base. Cuttings are best taken in the... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 08:36:24 EST Plum Jam (no pectin and low sugar) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67467703 Plum Jam (no pectin and low sugar) <BR> <BR> 10 cups pitted and halved plums (leave the peels on) <BR> 4 to 5 cups sugar (do to your taste) <BR> 2 cups water <BR> <BR> In a large sauce pan combine and bring to a boil. Cook on medium/high (stirring often, sugar scorches) until the plums break down (you can use an immersion blender to blend up the skins) and you get a gel using the sheet test. <BR> Gel at 220F. <BR> <BR> Bottle in clean jars to a 1/4 inch head space and can via a water bath... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 07:51:37 EST Roasting tomatoes for canning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67426329 Roasting tomatoes for canning <BR> <BR> The steps for roasting tomatoes <BR> <BR> Some home canning recipes for tomato-based products have started calling for the tomatoes to be roasted as part of the prep. <BR> <BR> The process works best with large, paste-type tomatoes such as Roma, San Marzano, and Amish Paste, etc, but it can also be done with other tomatoes. <BR> <BR> The roasting both concentrates the juices and caramelizes the sugars in the tomatoes, providing amazing flavour. The ... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:42:58 EST Planting Garlic in the Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67403021 Planting Garlic in the Fall <BR> <BR> Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how and when to plant garlic so that you can maximize your harvest! <BR> <BR> When to Plant garlic <BR> <BR> Fall is traditionally the best time to plant garlic in many regions. Just like onions and other plants in the Allium family, garlic is sensitive to daylength and matures during the longest days of summer. Fall planting gives it a jumpstart on the growi... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:22:46 EST The Best Tomato Recipes EVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x67398141 The Best Tomato Recipes EVER <BR> <BR> The Fresh Tomato Tart is making my mouth water ! Do watch the video ! <BR> <link>http://www.almanac.com/content/best-<BR>tomato-recipes-ever?trk_msg=OQB9MSIKJ2<BR>CKV2OOOF6UU6QALO&amp;trk_contact=K25QA<BR>5KRG3SQSGQV4BIDBV8KP0&amp;trk_sid=VUJA<BR>NRAF3VFBJE52PU33JO0BV0&amp;utm_source=<BR>Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_t<BR>erm=The+Best+Tomato+Recipes+EVER+(read<BR>+more)&amp;utm_campaign=Companion+Daily </link> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:37:06 EST How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67391092 How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully Video <BR> <BR> Growing heritage or heirloom tomatoes helps preserve this fantastic diversity of fruit for future generations. <BR> <BR> In this short video, we explain which kinds of tomatoes you can harvest seeds from and demonstrate how to prepare, dry and store your seeds to give them the best chance of germinating when planted. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.almanac.com/video/how-sav<BR>e-your-tomato-seeds-successfully?trk_m<BR>sg=1A73A0CID7UKL... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:28:38 EST How to Freeze and Can Green Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67391031 How to Freeze and Can Green Beans <BR> <BR> From Rachel at Creative Homemaking !!! <BR> <BR> How to Freeze Green Beans <BR> <BR> I am an avid canner, but I also like to freeze some fruits and vegetables, depending on what I am going to use them for. Canned green beans are good, but they are really soft like canned green beans from the store. <BR> <BR> Some of my family likes canned green beans, but some prefer the taste that green beans have when they are fresh and more crisp. Green bean... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:15:31 EST How To Regrow Fruit From Your Kitchen Scraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67380382 How To Regrow Fruit From Your Kitchen Scraps <BR> <BR> I just saw this and thought you would all like to try one or all of these ideas ! <BR> There is. also, a video ! <BR> Have Fun ! <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/merleoneal/how-to-r<BR>egrow-fruit?bffbtasty&amp;ref=bffbtast<BR>y&amp;utm_term=.lc0GPJ08mP#.glLPxMZymx </link> <BR> <BR> NEED <BR> <BR> Strawberry <BR> <BR> Raspberry <BR> <BR> Tomato <BR> <BR> Lemon <BR> <BR> Orange <BR> <BR> Avocado <BR> <BR> Pineapple <BR> <BR> Mas... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:03:24 EST Lemon-Zucchini Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67368564 Lemon-Zucchini Muffins <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87307512-305a-43d8-83c6-5e65bd69a827.jpg"> <BR> Shredded fresh zucchini doesn’t alter the flavor of these lemony muffins, but it does give them a moister texture and a nutritional boost. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup granulated sugar <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon baking powder <BR> <BR> 1/2 teaspoon table salt <BR> <BR> 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest <BR> <BR> 1/4 ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:25:02 EST How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67363796 How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide <BR> <BR> Save the seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables to replant next year! Here’s our seed-saving guide for beginners. <BR> <BR> Generally, you will want to make sure seeds are clean and dry before storing them. Below is a rundown of gathering, treating, and storing the most commonly-saved garden vegetable seeds. (If you haven’t read our primer on seeds, you may wish to review the article, “Start Saving Those Vegetable Seeds“... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:15:48 EST Planting for a Fall Harvest: Fall Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67357682 Planting for a Fall Harvest: Fall Vegetables <BR> <BR> Someone had asked...What are good veggies to grow for a Fall Harvest ! <BR> I found this article on the Old Farmers Almanac Site. <BR> Hope it helps ! <BR> <link>www.almanac.com/blog/gardening/garde<BR>ning/second-coming-planting-fall-crops<BR>?trk_msg=GU58H1TIM854F2O7UK130V76VC&am<BR>p;trk_contact=90OFSA9C4256RV99VRIHPEQG<BR>2O&amp;trk_sid=1TUFSLBU54PHNRESHPB8SBI<BR>6H8&amp;utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_med<BR>ium=Email&amp;utm_term=Pl... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:46:53 EST How to Pickle and Make Dill Pickles, Pickled Peppe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67291642 <BR> Pickling Tips and Recipes <BR> <BR> How to Pickle and Make Dill Pickles, Pickled Peppers, Dilled Beans, and More! <BR> <BR> Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to pickled peppers! Preserve the bounty of the season’s harvest. <BR> <BR> <BR> What is Pickling? <BR> <BR> In pickling, the process is about adding acid (vinegar or lemon juice) to a low-acid food to lower its pH to 4.6 or lower. <BR> <BR> Acidic foods include al... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 08:19:28 EST Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67266708 Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites <BR> Zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, and more zucchini recipes! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy easy zucchini recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini brownies! Have fun with 15 ways to use this versatile vegetable, especially during the harvest when it’s so abundant. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Zucchini Bread <BR> <BR> How could we not include zucchini bread, the classic way to use up zucchini. We love to freeze lot of zucchini loaves for future meals, potlu... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:40:51 EST Happy Happy Birthday RAPUNZEL53 !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67259677 Happy Happy Birthday RAPUNZEL53 !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:00:53 EST 5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try ...Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67249691 <BR> 5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try <BR> <BR> Quickly-Maturing Vegetables to Grow <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.almanac.com/video/5-fast-<BR>growing-vegetables-try?trk_msg=36CPCA5<BR>N1GH4R296D2LI32JM6S&amp;trk_contact=90<BR>OFSA9C4256RV99VRIHPEQG2O&amp;trk_sid=6<BR>4GBEAM93QCE7R47ALEG5QDHFC&amp;utm_sour<BR>ce=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;ut<BR>m_term=5+Fast-Growing+Vegetables+to+Tr<BR>y+(read+more)&amp;utm_campaign=Companion+Daily </link> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:11:56 EST Preserving the Harvest without expensive equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67249052 Theresa’s Tips <BR> for Preserving the Harvest without expensive equipment <BR> <BR> Flash freeze tomatoes, berries, and peppers – even shredded zucchini <BR> •Rinse and dry – don’t core or peel. <BR> •Place on cookie sheet and freeze. <BR> •Then pop into freezer bags (can be BPA free). <BR> •Press out as much air as possible. <BR> •Label and freeze. <BR> •Use in 6 months for best results – they lose texture &amp; can start to get freezer burn. <BR> <BR> Berries – Do them the same way <BR>... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:25:03 EST How to Use a Pressure Canner (Part One & Two) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67238066 How to Use a Pressure Canner (Part One &amp; Two) <BR> <BR> It's almost time to be pressure Canning, so I thought I would post these helpful links... <BR> Great for beginners and also for those that need a refresher ! <BR> <BR> How to Use a Pressure Canner (Part One) >> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2012/08/<BR>how-to-use-a-pressure-canner-part-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> How to Use a Pressure Canner (Part Two) >> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2012/08/<BR>how-to-use-... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:12:56 EST Happy Happy Birthday Linda, Testycatladyp !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67172465 Happy Happy Birthday Linda, Testycatladyp !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:41:19 EST Happy Happy Birthday Tammy, CRAZYNDNCOOK !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67140336 Happy Happy Birthday Tammy, CRAZYNDNCOOK !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:05:43 EST drying fresh dill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67131386 Hi, I'm new to gardening and have some fresh dill that I would like to dry. It has started to flower and I don't want it to go bad. My husband picked all of it today and I was wondering if it could be hung to dry or if I have to use the oven. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 18:06:14 EST Team Bonus Flags Are Back !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67122611 Team Bonus Flags Are Back !!! <BR> <BR> I thought I would post that our Team Bonus Flags are Back ! <BR> <BR> Just go to your Points Page and under the Community Section you will see <BR> Spark Team Bonus Points ! <BR> Click on it and it will take you to the Flag Page ! You can earn up to 5 spins depending on how many points you have earned each day ! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:25:17 EST Happy Happy Birthday Linda, Lindam32 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67122314 Happy Happy Birthday Linda .Lindam32 Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 07:40:02 EST Sugar now available as nutrient to track!. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67116991 Sugar now available as nutrient to track!. <BR> <BR> Good Morning ! <BR> I just got an email from Coach Jen regarding our ability to track sugar now ! <BR> Here is her message .... <BR> <BR> Our tech folks did some investigating and found out that there is more reliable sugar data available for many of the commonly tracked foods in our database than there used to be. So we have now added the ability to track sugar. The recommended range is 0-90 grams per day, which will include natural and... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 08:59:57 EST SMOKEY DRIED TOMATOES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x67116838 SMOKEY DRIED TOMATOES <BR> <BR> Slice firm, ripe paste tomatoes (such as Roma) 3/8-inch thick and lay them on dehydrator trays. Brush each slice with Liquid Smoke. Dry at 130o for 20 to 24 hours or until dry. Tomatoes may still be pliable when dry but should have no pockets of moisture in them. Dry heat process in canning jars for longer shelf life. <BR> <BR> Tomatoes may also be dried without brushing with liquid smoke. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5598424b-059f-... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 08:40:44 EST Happy Happy Birthday Barb, GOLDENRODFARM !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67110452 Happy Happy Birthday Barb, GOLDENRODFARM !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 08:15:15 EST How to Make Homemade Plant Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x67098865 <BR> How to Make Homemade Plant Food <BR> <BR> Over the years our readers have submitted some of their favorite tips for making homemade plant food. You can find these tips below. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you know that Epsom salt is a common fertilizer that can be used in your yard and garden? Right on the bag it says that you can sprinkle 2 tbsp. of Epsom salts around the base of tomatoes, roses, evergreens, azaleas, rhododendrons, and trees. It is also great for fer... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 08:23:53 EST Happy Happy Birthday Littlewind53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67086405 Happy Happy Birthday Linda...From All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! Littlewind53 <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 08:50:00 EST Happy Happy Birthday EOCROSSFITMOM ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x67079954 Happy Happy Birthday EOCROSSFITMOM ! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:14:48 EST Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (in 10 Minutes or Less) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x66988767 Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (in 10 Minutes or Less) <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/recipes/t<BR>eriyaki-sauce.shtml </link> <BR> It's quite satisfying to make your own homemade sauces and mixes. It's amazing how much money we spend on store bought sauces, not realizing that we can often make the same sauces at home with ingredients we probably already have on hand. <BR> <BR> This teriyaki sauce has lots of flavor and it's really easy to make. You can literally have it made and on the... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:37:35 EST Freezing Potatoes for Hash Browns and Fries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x66976515 <BR> Freezing Potatoes for Hash Browns and Fries From Taste of Home ! <BR> <BR> To freeze potatoes for hash browns, shred potatoes; hold in a bowl of cold water until all potatoes are shredded. Drain and blanch in boiling water about 3 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, drain again and pat dry. Pack into freezer containers or resealable bags. Store in the freezer for up to 1 year. Use frozen in favorite dishes calling for frozen hash brown potatoes. For fries, cut potatoes and hold in co... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:07:30 EST No Can Dill Pickles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x66970339 No Can Dill Pickles <BR> <BR> <link>commonsensehome.com/no-can-dill-pick<BR>les/ </link> <BR> Author: Betty Schleis <BR> Prep Time: 15 <BR> Total Time: 15 <BR> Yield: 1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 9 cups water <BR> 1 ½ cup vinegar <BR> 1/3 cup canning salt <BR> ½ cup sugar <BR> Dill, 2-3 stalks <BR> 2-4 inch long cucumbers, enough to fill a gallon jar <BR> <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> 1.Combine the water, vinegar, salt and sugar and boil one minute. Cool slightly. <BR> 2.Wash ... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:19:36 EST Growing Potatoes: The Definitive Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66911427 Growing Potatoes: The Definitive Guide <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2017/05/<BR>growing-potatoes.html </link> <BR> I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like. <BR> <BR> I’d eat them for every meal if I could, and I usually have to force myself to think of alternative side dishes, because in my world, potatoes go with everything. (This may have to do with the fact I grew up in Idaho? I can’t help myself.) <BR> <BR> Therefore, it’s only logical they’d be one of my most-favorite... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 07:08:52 EST How to create a butterfly garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66899957 How to create a butterfly garden <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03164379-092e-4ab4-b77f-4a60c52262c0.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/how<BR>-to-create-a-butterfly-garden/422532.h<BR>tml?utm_source=Farm+and+Dairy&amp;utm_<BR>campaign=cd2995df59-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_201<BR>7_05_30&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_t<BR>erm=0_23b488519b-cd2995df59-80608469 </link> <BR> Butterfly gardens can add a splash of color to your yard, while the butterflies themselv... Tue, 30 May 2017 10:27:16 EST HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN... ivedaily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66898532 HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN...Livedaily !!! Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 May 2017 07:02:13 EST Best Pickled Asparagus- Easy Canning Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x66851858 Best Pickled Asparagus- Easy Canning Recipe <BR> <BR> <link>melissaknorris.com/best-pickled-aspa<BR>ragus-easy-canning-recipe/ </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13f848c7-ce43-4ff8-bd26-3d2087a33ac4.jpg"> <BR> Pickled asparagus may be my favorite pickling vegetable….except for the dilly beans and pickled beets, oh and the garlic dill cucumbers. Okay, I can’t pick a favorite, because really, they should all have their place on your cupboard shelves and inside a ... Mon, 22 May 2017 08:15:11 EST Hi PAT101_DIABE IC...Welcome to Our Team ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x66813543 Hi PAT101_DIABETIC...Welcome to Our Team ! <BR> <em>235</em> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:26:00 EST DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torch to keep your mosquitos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66801179 DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torch to keep your mosquitos at bay !!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f75d9ea-059f-403f-b202-d00cf5fa616a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>redeemyourground.com/declaring-war-o<BR>n-mosquitos-diy-wine-bottle-tiki-torch/ </link> <BR> <BR> Materials Needed to Make a Wine Bottle Tiki Torch <BR> <BR> This project couldn’t be easier and when you do the math, it’s pretty cheap too. Regardless, from a design perspective I find wine bottle tiki torches a lot m... Sat, 13 May 2017 09:22:48 EST Episode 805 – Redeeming Your Ground From Growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66801173 Episode 805 – Redeeming Your Ground From Growing a Greener World <BR> <link>www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode<BR>-805-redeeming-your-ground/#comment-13<BR>9390 </link> <BR> <BR> Great Show and a ton of ideas ! <BR> <BR> One idea is a DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torch to keep your mosquitos at bay !!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f75d9ea-059f-403f-b202-d00cf5fa616a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>redeemyourground.com/declaring-war-o<BR>n-mosquitos-diy-wine-bottle-tiki-tor... Sat, 13 May 2017 09:22:28 EST Happy Happy Birthday Rhonda... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66800587 Happy Happy Birthday Rhonda...From All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team ! <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day !!! :} <BR> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <BR> Sat, 13 May 2017 08:01:51 EST How's this for an Easter Veggie Tray ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66574415 How's this for an Easter Veggie Tray ??? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e16602e-1c61-4aea-ae1c-faccaff688f6.jpg"> Fri, 7 Apr 2017 06:50:20 EST KitchenAid's NEW Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66513028 At the International Housewares Association Show showing off KitchenAid's NEW Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment - and wanted to show you a sneak peek!! <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/cookinmum/p<BR>osts/1872897529590482 </link> <BR> You can, also, click on the link in the text for another video ! <BR> <BR> It will come out in August this year for about 129.99! I can't wait ! <BR> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:50:04 EST What are Your Putting Up Project Plans for 2017 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66494117 What are Your Putting Up Project Plans for 2017 ? <BR> <BR> I thought I would start a thread so we can post what new and exciting Putting Up plans/projects we are going to try this year ! <BR> If you have a picture or link with instructions, do post them so we can try them, too ! <BR> <BR> Whether it be a new gardening project, something for you garden, something new to can, dehydrate, pickle etc. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:54:58 EST 40 Flavor-Packed Healthy Soup Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66408726 40 Flavor-Packed Healthy Soup Recipes From Taste of Home <BR> <BR> Well, since Winter won't go away, I thought I would post this link that I found ! <BR> What better way to warm those chilly days than with a nice bowl of soup ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/healthy-<BR>eating/healthy-soup-recipes?pmcode=&am<BR>p;_cmp=TOHContentTOH&amp;_ebid=TOHCont<BR>entTOH3/11/2017&amp;_mid=140844&amp;eh<BR>id=53B679867C33509DD775920D891F6D1D1F841CE8#22 </link> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:05:23 EST HEADS UP !!! NEW CHANGES OF FEATURES ON SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66379069 HEADS UP !!! NEW CHANGES OF FEATURES ON SP <BR> <BR> I GOT THIS EMAIL FROM OUR COACH THIS MORNING...PLEASE READ !!! <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (through... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 08:20:27 EST Transform Your Landscape with Vertical Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66366316 Transform Your Landscape with Vertical Gardening – Grow More Food in Less Space <BR> <BR> <link>commonsensehome.com/landscape-vertic<BR>al-gardening/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you haven't tried vertical gardening, hopefully this post will win you over. Yes, growing up instead of out takes a little more work initially, but the end result is well worth it. I use trellises throughout my garden to make plants easier to care for, reduce disease and predation, and produce a larger crop in less spac... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 13:11:51 EST Pickled Rainbow Chard Stems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66260587 Pickled Rainbow Chard Stems <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cf9d13f-446f-4cb8-bf28-f7b50fd537c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recipe from Mary Jane's Farm <BR> <BR> <link>www.raisingjane.org/journal/47657 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES <BR> COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES <BR> MAKES: 1 PINT <BR> <BR> 1 sprig fresh dill <BR> 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced <BR> 1/4 t mustard seed <BR> 1/8 t chili powder <BR> 2 bunches rainbow chard (ap... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:46:32 EST The Complete Guide to Home Composting from Growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66259030 The Complete Guide to Home Composting from Growing a Greener World ...Joe L'Ample... <BR> <BR> Joe just sent me an email with his latest EBook about Composting ! He makes it simple and answered most of our questions. It's 79 pages and packed with easy to understand and implement information ! <BR> <BR> Here is the link for you to see and save ! <BR> <BR> <link>joegardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2<BR>017/02/JG-Complete-Guide-to-Home-Compo<BR>sting.pdf </link> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:32:38 EST Happy Birthday BACKTOBASICSTR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66252515 Happy Happy Birthday form All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team ! <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>408</em> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:18:33 EST 18 Best Cast Iron Skillet Bread Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66174589 18 Best Cast Iron Skillet Bread Recipes <BR> <BR> http://homestead-and-survival.com/18-bes<BR>t-cast-iron-skillet-bread-recipes/ <BR> <BR> 36 Knockout Cast Iron Skillet Recipes <BR> <BR> http://homestead-and-survival.com/36-kno<BR>ckout-cast-iron-skillet-recipes/ Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:25:18 EST Dehydrating 5 Pounds of Carrots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x66167674 Dehydrating 5 Pounds of Carrots <BR> <BR> I found a sale on 5 lbs of carrots for 2.50. They are the whole, unpeeled carrots ! <BR> I scrubbed them and did not peel them. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a628019a-df28-4944-b8b2-bd447ac38905.JPG"> <BR> Grated them in my food processor ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e6173a0-0824-403e-8aa5-96eb7de0d241.JPG"> <BR> Blanched them for 3 minute ! Bring the water to a boil, add grated carrots and start ... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 08:20:20 EST Happy Birthday to You TUDAFD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66167092 Happy Birthday to You TUDAFD from ALL of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team ! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 06:10:24 EST 20 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How to Fix The http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x66146475 20 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How to Fix Them <BR> <BR> This one is a Keeper ! Great Info Here ! <BR> <BR> http://www.saferbrand.com/blog/common-to <BR> mato-plant-problems-how-to-fix-them/ Thu, 2 Feb 2017 08:45:10 EST Quick reminder tomorrow's pressure canning Worksho http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66074052 Just a quick reminder about tomorrow's pressure canning workshop! <BR> <BR> <BR> The workshop is tomorrow, January 24th, at 2 p.m. PST, 5 p.m. EST. <BR> <BR> <BR> In this workshop you will learn the pressure canning process step by step, and how to can homemade pulled pork. <BR> <BR> <BR> You will be able to get your questions answered live! <BR> <BR> The presentation will last about 60 minutes (or less), and there will be time for live questions and answers at the end of the presenta... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:50:33 EST Linda, Testycatladyp, Lost her Friend Princess http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x66046414 From Linda a few days ago ..... <BR> <BR> TESTYCATLADYP My old cat Princess, had a stroke. I have to be brave, and take her to the vet, to be helped over the rainbow bridge. <BR> <BR> My Heart is Breaking for you. <BR> Linda, I know that we are going to meet our Fur Babies Again One Day ! <BR> What a Beautiful Reunion it's going to be for all of us ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Please, email, send a note or send a Goodie in Support of Our Friend Linda ! Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:35:46 EST Homemade Car Windshield De-Icer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66037003 Homemade Car Windshield De-Icer <BR> <BR> I have been waiting for months to try out this homemade solution for de-icing windshields. Believe it or not it hasn't been cold enough yet! For the first time this week it was cold enough that I finally found ice on my windshield when I woke up in the morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> To try out this DIY de-icer all you need is a clean, empty spray bottle, water, and rubbing alcohol. Fill the bottle with 2 parts rubbing alcohol, an... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:07:10 EST pressure canning workshop easy way to can pulled p http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66036777 pressure canning workshop easy way to can pulled pork ! <BR> From Rachel at Canning Homemade <BR> <BR> Next Tuesday, I will be offering a new pressure canning workshop. In this workshop I will show you the easy way to can pulled pork. The workshop is completely free. If you are unable to attend live, if you are registered for the workshop you will receive a replay of the workshop that you will have 48 hours to view. Click here to enroll in the pulled pork pressure canning workshop. <BR> <BR... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:33:58 EST Lean & Clean Quesadilla http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x66013182 Lean &amp; Clean Quesadilla <BR> <BR> A Spark People Recipe with a video ! I didn't know you can make a BATTER for Quessadillas ! Just pour and let brown a bit, flip and repeat ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6292be25-02a7-441f-a235-981367a39cb5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This Mexican favorite is made healthier with coconut flour tortillas, turkey filling and fresh pico de gallo. <BR> <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 10 <BR> <BR> Minutes to Cook: 5 <BR> <BR> Number o... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:18:21 EST Homemade A1 Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65958884 Have you all tried the A1 Sauce recipe in the Canning Recipe Box ? <BR> <BR> I make it all the time and can it ! I haven't bought A1 Sauce in over 3 years ! <BR> It's posted A1 Sauce 9-15-13 .... <BR> <BR> A1 Sauce recipes... <BR> <BR> A-1 Steak Sauce <BR> <BR> 1/2 C. orange juice <BR> 1/2 C. raisins <BR> 1/4 C. soy sauce <BR> 1/4 C. white vinegar <BR> 2 T. Dijon mustard <BR> 1 T. grated orange peel <BR> 2 T. catsup <BR> 2 T. chili sauce <BR> <BR> Bring all the ingredients to ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 06:42:39 EST Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65953932 Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f528cbb-368a-479b-ba6c-fa246731475b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee <BR> <BR> Total Time:20 minPrep:10 minCook:10 min <BR> <BR> Yield:4 to 6 servingsLevel:Easy <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 medium head cauliflower, stem removed <BR> 3 teaspoons canola oil <BR> 2 large eggs, lightly beaten <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated <BR> 1 cup... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:10:45 EST DIY Birdseed Wreath http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65937438 DIY Birdseed Wreath <BR> <BR> What you need... <BR> <BR> Cooking Spray <BR> Large Bundt Pan <BR> 2 pkg unflavored Gelatin <BR> 1 cup warm water <BR> 6 Tbl Light Corn Syrup <BR> 1 1/2 cups flour any type <BR> 8 cups Bird seed <BR> <BR> Directions... <BR> <BR> Spray Bundt pan and set aside... <BR> In a large bowl, mix gelatin into warm water and stir. <BR> Add corn syrup and flour and mix thoroughly. <BR> Add Bird Seed and mix until all is coated ! <BR> <BR> Press mixture firmly into the ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:44:51 EST Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65932553 Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe <BR> <BR> Worcestershire Sauce Recipe <BR> <BR> Although Worcestershire sauce is probably one of the most difficult ingredients to spell, it is a versatile sauce that has many uses. Worcestershire is a perfect blend of salty, sweet, spicy and sour, which lends great flavor to bland dishes. <BR> <BR> There are many ways to use Worcestershire sauce to enhance your everyday meals. <BR> <BR> It makes a great marinade for steaks: just pour this Worcesters... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:14:13 EST Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x65851026 Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees <BR> <BR> Look at These !!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a449dbf8-7bcf-4d15-82d7-474f6798b117.jpg"> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 06:03:46 EST Homemade Holidays – Windowsill Herb Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x65772022 Homemade Holidays – Windowsill Herb Garden <BR> <BR> <link>www.thecapecoop.com/homemade-holiday<BR>s-windowsill-herb-garden/ </link> <BR> <BR> Materials: <BR> <BR> 3 small containers <BR> decorative tray <BR> potting soil <BR> seeds or plants <BR> something to identify the plants (wooden clothspins, craft tags, etc) <BR> recipe cards <BR> <BR> Which herbs are best? <BR> <BR> Not all herbs do well in containers. Some to try: Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Parsley, Oregano &amp; Thyme. R... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:53:56 EST Homemade Spice Mixes and Herb Blends for Gift Givi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65739555 Homemade Spice Mixes and Herb Blends for Gift Giving + Free Printable Tags <BR> <BR> Homemade spice mixes and herb blends are much cheaper than store bought versions. Plus, you know exactly what’s in them and what isn’t. <BR> <BR> Are you looking for an easy, budget-friendly gift idea that you can make yourself?Make your own spice mixes and herb blends at home. Save money and healthier versions, makes great gifts with the free printable tags! Grab the recipes now <BR> <BR> Making your own ... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:37:37 EST ALERT !!! Regarding Holiday Boxwood Decorations ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65728314 ALERT !!! Regarding Holiday Boxwood Decorations ! <BR> <BR> PLEASE READ !!! <BR> <BR> I got this Email From Joe Lamp'l From Growing a Greener World <BR> <BR> Dear Friend, <BR> <BR> In light of all the holiday decorating that takes place this time of year, I wanted to share with you an important alert related to boxwoods. As a beautiful evergreen shrub, its greenery is commonly used in wreaths, centerpieces, garland and more. <BR> <BR> I received an email yesterday from my friend and he... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:48:51 EST Making Fire Starters with TP Tubes and Dryer Lint http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x65679953 Good Morning !!! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I made 50 fire starters made from TP tubes and dryer lint...Then dipped in wax. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b836ad1-cf82-4c84-a20d-4122d226e5ab.JPG"> <BR> Cut 4 slits in the TP tube so you can fold into a box. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72de5e16-336e-4955-8cc0-0c09e1171847.JPG"> <BR> Fold in all 4 tabs on one side <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b14ab5ab-3722-442f-8dad-daef9... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:00:32 EST Salt Dough Ornament Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65644872 Salt Dough Ornament Recipe from Mommypotamus <BR> <link>www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-sal<BR>t-dough-ornaments/ </link> <BR> Ready, Set, Bake! <BR> <BR> This salt dough ornament recipe is as easy as 1-2-3, but I broke it into ten steps so that I could include more pics of my kiddos – ha! <BR> <BR> If you’re looking for a fun project to do with your kids for the holidays, THIS IS IT. Katie, my six year-old, did everything on her own except the baking, and four year-old Micah only nee... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:28:40 EST 3 Ingredient Body Wash from Mommypotamus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65644805 3 Ingredient Body Wash from Mommypotamus <BR> <link>www.mommypotamus.com/homemade-body-w<BR>ash/ </link> <BR> <BR> Homemade Body Wash Recipe <BR> <BR> EITHER "This simple DIY homemade body wash recipe creates a rich, bubbly lather and moisturizes while cleansing. All you need are three natural ingredients you probably already have on hand!" OR "Simple DIY homemade body wash recipe – creates a rich, bubbly lather and moisturizes while cleansing. All you need are three natural ingredient... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:15:32 EST Happy Happy Birthday Corinna (HOPEFULHIPPO) !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65563435 Happy Happy Birthday Corinna (HOPEFULHIPPO) !!!! Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> From All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team !!! :} <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 07:03:21 EST Tomato Herb Bread from Bev Volfie Oct. 19-2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65427936 Tomato Herb Bread from Bev Volfie Oct. 19-2016 <BR> 3 cups warm water <BR> 1 tsp sugar <BR> 1 tsp yeast <BR> -----------Mix together and let work until foamy------- <BR> 1/3 cup tomato powder <BR> 1 tsp parsley <BR> 1 tsp basil <BR> 1 tsp garlic powder <BR> 1 tsp onion powder or 2 tsp onion flakes <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 4 cups flour <BR> Mix all dried ingred. together, then add yeast mixture and mix... <BR> Knead in mixer or by hand. <BR> Put in bowl and let raise until doubled. <BR> Put in lo... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:52:13 EST No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65427476 No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter Recipe <BR> <BR> Try this over whole wheat toast with nut butter or to thicken fall soups. You won't believe we didn't add any sugar! <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> <BR> Minutes to Cook: 30 <BR> <BR> Number of Servings: 24 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 (29-ounce) can pumpkin puree or fresh steamed pumpkin or use fresh cooked... <BR> 1 cup apple cider <BR> 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice <BR> 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and dic... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:53:18 EST 30+ Creative and Easy DIY Furniture Hacks GOOD ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65347444 30+ Creative and Easy DIY Furniture Hacks <BR> This is a GOOD One !!! <BR> <BR> <link>forcreativejuice.com/creative-and-ea<BR>sy-diy-furniture-hacks/ </link> <BR> There must be many old furniture laying around your house, basement, backyard, the corner of your garage over the years. Never throw them away! You can repurpose those old furniture into something creative, practical and unique for your home just with a little of handiwork and a bit of creativity. <BR> <BR> In this post, we h... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:15:03 EST 11 Ways to limit house spiders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65340264 11 Ways to limit house spiders From Farm and Dairy !!! <BR> <BR> I’m thrilled for the cooler fall weather. The temperature drop creates prime conditions for my favorite outdoor activities — biking, mudding, hiking, kayaking, reading away an afternoon in my hammock, relaxing near a bonfire. However, not all of God’s creatures feel the same way. <BR> <BR> As I’m running out the door to enjoy the day, I’ve noticed an increasing number of spiders making themselves at home. <BR> <BR> They don’t... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 10:23:57 EST Ball/Kerr Jars Coupon on Coupons.com & 5 FoodSaver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65324023 Ball/Kerr Jars Coupon on Coupons.com &amp; 5 FoodSaver coupons <BR> <BR> Ball/Kerr = 3.00 of a case of 12 jars <BR> <BR> FoodSaver = <BR> <BR> $3.00 OFF <BR> <BR> FoodSaver® <BR> <BR> any FoodSaver® Vacuum Seal Bag or Roll retail value $18 or more <BR> <BR> <BR> $2.00 OFF <BR> <BR> FoodSaver® <BR> <BR> any (1) FoodSaver® Vacuum Seal Bag or Roll retail value $8 or more <BR> <BR> <BR> $4.00 OFF <BR> <BR> FoodSaver® <BR> <BR> any FoodSaver® Vacuum Seal Bag or Roll retail value $28 ... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:04:57 EST DIY Poultry Seasoning Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65239277 I decided to make stuffing/Dressing for dinner with baked Chicken. <BR> Well, I went to get the Poultry Seasoning and I forgot that I used the last of it the last time I made stuffing ! <BR> <BR> So off to search for a recipe to make my own ! <BR> <BR> I found 2 that I thought I would like... <BR> <link>allrecipes.com/recipe/9181/poultry-s<BR>easoning/ </link> <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> From Cooking in Stilettos <BR> Ingredients <BR> •3 tablespoons dried thyme <BR> •2 tablespoons dried ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:47:55 EST Mini Eggplant Pizzas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65236954 Mini Eggplant Pizzas <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dafe8130-da29-448c-b87f-b573e9754beb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> <BR> Minutes to Cook: 12 <BR> <BR> Number of Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 eggplant - 3 inches in diameter, peeled and cut into 4 half-inch thick slices <BR> 4 teaspoons olive oil <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper <BR> 1/4 cup pasta sauce <BR> 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:57:48 EST Happy Birthday Christina.. .AUNTYSPARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65236837 Happy Birthday Christina...AUNTYSPARK <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:32:28 EST A list of FREE EBooks from Creative Homemaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65222402 A list of FREE EBooks from Creative Homemaking Rachel Paxton <BR> <BR> Just go to the link and download the ones you would like ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/download.<BR>shtml </link> <BR> <BR> Download Free E-Books: <BR> <BR> <BR> Download these free e-books today. All Creative Homemaking e-books are in .pdf format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, download it free from Adobe.com.... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:43:20 EST Easy Low-Carb Dinners in 25 Minutes or Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65215470 Easy Low-Carb Dinners in 25 Minutes or Less <BR> <BR> OMG !!! You have to see these !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kitchme.com/the-dish/easy-low-ca<BR>rb-dinners-in-25-minutes-or-less/?omhi<BR>de=true&amp;plid=EM_PROMO_KITCHME&amp;<BR>crid=EM_091816&amp;utm_source=EM_PROMO<BR>_KITCHME&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_<BR>campaign=EM_091816 </link> <BR> <BR> I will post a new thread for those that don't get this thread ! Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:38:06 EST Pressure Canning Sloppy Joe Mix with Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65179947 Sloppy Joe Mix with Meat <BR> <BR> <BR> Makes 3 pints (you can double this recipe) <BR> <BR> <BR> 2lbs Ground Beef (You can use a mix of ground beef, chicken, or turkey if desired) <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Cup Chopped Onion <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/4 Cup Chopped Green and/or Red Bell Pepper <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-1/2 Cup Catsup/Ketchup (Use Heinz or Hunt, or make sure your brand has no thickeners added) or use home canned <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps Brown Sugar <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps Apple Cider Vi... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:56:41 EST New Emoticons and Goodies: Share Your Ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65173827 Good Morning Everyone !!! <BR> <BR> Not often do we get the opportunity to offer our suggestions but Coach Jen asked if there are any Goodies or Emoticon ideas you may have ... <BR> If so, post here and I will forward them to Our Coach ! <BR> <BR> Here is her post... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We get requests periodically for new emoticons and Goodies. Although our designers don't have tons of extra time, if we can come up with a list of the most popular requests, it's something th... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:16:34 EST Making Tomato Paste Step By Step ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65159827 Making Tomato Paste Step By Step ! <BR> <BR> The Goal...To cook down your tomatoes to a thick paste caramelizing the natural sugars in the tomatoes... <BR> <BR> I have been freezing my San Marzano Tomatoes as they ripen, so I had 4.5 1 gallon bags of tomatoes to start with... <BR> I Boiled them for about 1 hour to soften them. <BR> Then they went thru my Victorio Strainer to remove the skins and seeds... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4388f4b-cdcb-4c36-b9ad-ffcdbe84... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:25:19 EST Happy Birthday Alana !!! Enchantedalana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65159262 Happy Birthday Alana !!! Enchantedalana <BR> <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:31:15 EST Happy Happy Birthday Jules...Flow werdalejewel !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65123090 Happy Happy Birthday Jules...Flowerdalejewel !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:01:31 EST Happy Happy Birthday Marty...M artylynn1 !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x65123086 Happy Happy Birthday Marty...Martylynn1 !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:00:51 EST How to use Homemade Pectin video ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65116378 How to use Homemade Pectin video ! <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGmu<BR>fiO405g&amp;feature=em-uploademail </link> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 07:41:37 EST Dehydrating Food 101 & Dehydrate Apple Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65111955 Dehydrating Food 101 &amp; Dehydrate Apple Recipe <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinghomegrown.com/how-to-dehyd<BR>rate-food/ </link> Sun, 4 Sep 2016 12:48:40 EST Making Organic Pectin Video and How to Can It !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65090656 Making Organic Pectin Video and how to Can It !!! <BR> <BR> Who knew it was so easy ??? <BR> <BR> Start with under ripe apples, boil until soft, strain and then strain again, put in large stock pot and boil down to over half way... <BR> Put into half pint jars, and water bath can for 10 minutes !!! <BR> That's It !!! <BR> <BR> To use... <BR> use the half pint with 7 cups of fruit and 7 cups of sugar. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef72e<BR>dKJDyU&amp;feature=em-uploadem... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:12:36 EST Aug 2016 1 Week of Tomatoes ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x65068249 Aug 2016 1 Week of Tomatoes ! <BR> <BR> Juice 17 half gallon jars and 1 Qt. <BR> <BR> Sauce 15 Qt, 1 pint <BR> <BR> Puree 4 Qt., 12 pints <BR> <BR> Salsa 10 pints <BR> <BR> Diced 26 pints, 1 half pint <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ea2f251-aed4-4075-94c6-02ecab36b177.JPG"> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:08:04 EST Home Food Preservation Ultimate Resource Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x65068065 Home Food Preservation Ultimate Resource Guide <BR> <link>melissaknorris.com/home-food-preserv<BR>ation-ultimate-resource-guide/ </link> <BR> <BR> Knowing how to preserve your own food is important, not only from a preparedness and self-sustainability standpoint, but for our health, both in our bodies and our bank accountant. This resource guide is meant to help give you the skills and tools to preserve your own food at home. <BR> <BR> I went to the link and what a great comprehensive g... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:37:51 EST DIY canning ring wreath http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65067915 DIY canning ring wreath <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b45354f3-e551-468c-896f-1e5f084dfddc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This canning ring wreath just keeps getting better and better, because you can swap out the decoration on the side to fit any season. Right now, it’s a rustic fall look for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Other holiday embellishment ideas <BR> <BR> Christmas– red ribbon, pinecone, bell, snippets of evergreen boughs, any tree ornament <BR> <BR> Valentines- red and pin... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:06:46 EST 9 Ways to Preserve Apples at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65067805 9 Ways to Preserve Apples at Home <BR> <BR> We’ve all heard the saying an apple day keeps the doctor away, but my apples don’t grow all year round. Our goal is to put up as much food as possible when it’s in season to keep our food bill down and increase our food storage. It’s apple season ya’ll. (When I get excited a little bit of southern kicks in, it’s just how I roll) <BR> <BR> I happen to have almost 75 pounds of apples sitting in my kitchen and while most folks think of making applesa... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:45:34 EST How to Make and Cook Zucchini Noodles - Zoodles ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x65050203 How to Make and Cook Zucchini Noodles - Zoodles ! <BR> <link>https://downshiftology.com/how-to-ma<BR>ke-and-cook-zucchini-noodles-the-most-<BR>popular-methods/ </link> <BR> Just because you’ve decided to ditch wheat-based spaghetti doesn’t mean you really have to give up pasta. How so, you ask? Well, let me introduce you to zucchini noodles. Also known as “zoodles” – zucchini noodles are the most brilliant noodle base for, oh, a gazillion different meal options. <BR> <BR> But if you’re n... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:02:47 EST Why are My Tomatoes Not Ripening ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64994846 Why are My Tomatoes Not Ripening ??? <BR> <BR> Well, Now that makes sense !!!! <BR> <BR> With all of the hot weather we have experienced this summer, growers were expecting their tomatoes to ripen very quickly. Unfortunately, just the opposite is happening. Ripening seems very slow, almost like what we see in the autumn when temperatures are much cooler. <BR> <BR> So what's happening? It takes six to eight weeks from the time of pollination until tomato fruit reach full maturity. The lengt... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:29:32 EST Pasteurizing apples? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64983737 I've dehydrated some apples and read I should put in freezer for 2 weeks to pasteurize. Is this true? Anyone have more info? Should I put in freezer bags? Or is this necessary? Any advice is welcome Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:35:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x64979891 My name is DD. I was pretty happy when I saw this group today. About three years ago I started my first garden ever. I don't know how I went my whole life without a garden now. Actually we never owned a home, and therefore never had a place to garden really. I also started learning how to can and dehydrate foods three years ago. So, I am still a baby gardener and canner, but I learn quick! :) <BR> <BR> I am excited to check out all of the fun stuff going on in here. Looking forwa... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 01:42:39 EST Step By Step...Making Garlic Powder... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64975612 Hi All... <BR> <BR> I just posted a blog on making Garlic Powder !!! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218346 </link> <BR> <BR> Making Garlic Powder - Step By Step !!! <BR> <BR> I make all kinds of powders to use in sauces, dips, seasonings, etc. <BR> Everyone keeps asking me how I do it...' <BR> So I thought I would show you !!! <BR> Step By Step to make Garlic Powder... <BR> <BR> With is procedure, I use Raw Garlic... <BR> I started w... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:32:20 EST Explanation for Tomato End Rot I didn't know this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64968280 Explanation for Tomato Blossom End Rot <BR> <BR> I didn't know this !!! I guess I was one that thought I needed to add calcium !!! <BR> <BR> A little after-the-fact for this season but a simple explanation for tomato blossom end rot prevention... <BR> <BR> Blossom End Rot (BER) is one of the most misunderstood problems with tomatoes. To see the sunken grey/black rotten bottoms on tomatoes you’ve been growing is disheartening. When gardeners go looking for a solution, the "add calcium" m... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:35:05 EST Berry Maple Syrup Easy-Peasy !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x64943486 Berry Maple Syrup Easy-Peasy !!! <BR> <BR> 12 ounces fresh blueberries or berries of your choice <BR> 1 cup maple syrup <BR> <BR> Pour them both in a saucepot and turn the heat on medium. Once the mixture comes to a boil, smash some of the berries with a spatula and turn off the heat. <BR> <BR> That’s it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Spoon the blueberry sauce over your favorite ice cream flavor. Use it to enhance pound cake, lemon cake, cheesecake, or custard pies. Blueberry syrup is a sweet and perk... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:49:22 EST Pressure Canning Green and Yellow Beans Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64934494 Pressure Canning Green and Yellow Beans Video <BR> from Ourhalfacrehomestead.com <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4FE5<BR>IyZGmU&amp;feature=em-uploademail </link> <BR> <BR> at 1000ft = 10 lbs pressure for 20 minutes Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:21:05 EST How to Prevent Late Blight on Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64928210 How to Prevent Late Blight on Tomatoes <BR> <BR> LATE blight, a disease that strikes tomatoes and potatoes, can quickly ruin an entire crop — and provide a source of infection for other plants. It is critical that gardeners understand that late blight is not like other tomato and potato diseases. Many other diseases affect these crops in home gardeners, but most of them only affect leaves or cause limited damage to fruit, and while they may reduce the harvest, they generally don't cause a to... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:46:17 EST 3 FREE Upcoming Canning Workshops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64927622 <BR> 3 FREE Upcoming Canning Workshops from Creative Homemaking ! <BR> <BR> Canned Peaches, Blackberry Jelly and BBQ Sauce !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/upcoming-<BR>workshops.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> On Tuesday, August 16th, I will be giving a workshop on how to make homemade blackberry jelly. I will walk you through the process of making jelly step by step. <BR> <BR> On Saturday, August 20th, I will be giving a workshop on how to can homemade barbecue sauce from fr... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:44:46 EST How to Can Fresh Peach Salsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64927344 How to Can Fresh Peach Salsa <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar <BR> <BR> 6 cups peeled and chopped peaches <BR> <BR> 1 1/4 cups chopped onion <BR> <BR> 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, finely chopped <BR> <BR> 2 hot yellow wax peppers, seeds removed, finely chopped <BR> <BR> 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup loosely packed finely chopped cilantro <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons honey <BR> <BR> 1 clove garlic, minced <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin (I find ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:08:33 EST Happy Birthday RAPUNZEL53... :} http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64866838 Happy Birthday to You !!! Enjoy Your Special Day !!! :} <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:04:50 EST 2 FREE Canning Workshops...Do Sign Up !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64822841 2 FREE Canning Workshops...Do Sign Up !!! <BR> <BR> One of Pressure Canning Safety and Putting Up Beef Stew and the other for the Beginners Basics of Water Bath Canning making Strawberry lemonade jam. <BR> <BR> As a thank you for signing up, look for a free zucchini recipes ebook attached to your welcome email :) <BR> <BR> Here is the invite from Rachel...I'm sure those of you that have already experienced her workshops, will attest to the knowledge you will learn... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:54:27 EST What Are These !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64783387 Good Morning Everyone !!! <BR> <BR> Below are some pictures... <BR> <BR> The first is my tomato plants on the twisty tomato stakes...So far working well, but now i need to tie a few out branches. The plants have reached the top of the stakes so i may have to put taller stakes in as the plants grow taller... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b83ce90c-e112-47d0-a565-5752f44ee3a4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> The 2nd and 3rd pictures are of my thornless red raspberries... <BR> <img sr... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:11:06 EST Happy Birthday Sunrise14 !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64777107 Happy Birthday Sunrise14 !!! <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> I just went to her SparkPage and just found out the Our Dear Friend, Vickie, Passed Away on Aug 1st 2014... <BR> May She Rest In Peace with Our Lord In Heaven ! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:30:23 EST Happy Birthday Linda !!! TESTYCATLADYP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64773321 Happy Birthday Linda !!! TESTYCATLADYP <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:55:50 EST New header launching tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64751450 New header launching tomorrow <BR> <BR> Us leaders just got a heads up that the Header will look differently tomorrow... <BR> Here is the email from Coach Jen... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to give you a heads up about a new header that will be launching on the site tomorrow. <BR> <BR> The menus will work in basically the same way, except that there are a few new options like videos and challenges. Hopefully these changes will help you access the features you use even mo... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:06:05 EST Happy Happy Birthday Tammy ...CRAZYNDNCOOK !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64734353 Happy Happy Birthday Tammy ...CRAZYNDNCOOK !!! Enjoy Your Special Day ! :} <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:42:03 EST 8 Steps for Safe Canning at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64734046 8 Basic Steps to Can Food at Home <BR> <BR> This article is loaded with basic info and the reasons why things are done... <BR> Plus tons of recipes !!!! <BR> A good Read !!! <BR> <BR> 1.Decide what food you want to can. <BR> <BR> 2.Find a safe canning recipe for that food. <BR> <BR> 3.Assemble your canning supplies such as a water bath or pressure canner, jars, lids, funnel, jar lifter, etc. (See full list below.) <BR> <BR> 4.Gather your produce and other ingredients and prepare accordin... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 06:36:14 EST 9 Tips for Perfect Homemade Jams, Jellies and Spre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64734027 9 Tips for Perfect Homemade Jams, Jellies and Spreads <BR> <BR> 1.Don’t swap pectin types without adjusting your recipe. Always follow the cooking directions for the type of pectin your are using. <BR> <BR> 2.Don’t overcook! Overcooking cooks off some of the lovely fruit aroma, changes the flavors because the sugar gets caramelized, and breaks down the pectin. <BR> <BR> 3.Don’t make double batches! You will get the best quality by cooking in smaller batches and bringing the mixture to a... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 06:29:54 EST Recycled Hoses into Garden Mat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64727511 Recycled Hoses into Garden Mat <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0f6264b-50c9-4de2-8599-ce02900dab7b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8769368-9fc8-479e-b50c-6ede1da03ecf.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.recyclart.org/2014/04/recyled-ho<BR>se-rug/?utm_source=wysija&amp;utm_medi<BR>um=email&amp;utm_campaign=Recyclart+We<BR>ekly+Newsletter </link> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:43:46 EST Happy Birthday Linda !!! Lindam.1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64713635 Happy Birthday Linda !!! Lindam.1 Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> From All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 06:42:28 EST Easy Crop Rotation Method http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64678808 Here is a great site to help with crop rotation using a chart ! <BR> <link>www.betterhensandgardens.com/garden-<BR>crop-rotation-a-simple-system/ </link> <BR> <BR> Rotate Your Families: The Nine Main Groups <BR> <BR> You can simplify your rotations by sorting your crops into these major plant families: <BR> •Onion family: onions, garlic, leeks and shallots <BR> •Carrot family: carrots, celery, parsley and parsnips <BR> •Sunflower family: lettuce, sunflowers and a few other leafy green... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 07:50:03 EST Happy Birthday Nicole...EO CROSSFITMOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64664468 Happy Happy Birthday EOCROSSFITMOM , Nicole... <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:12 EST Free Ebooks from Creative Homemaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64644633 I found this page while going thru Creativehomemaking.com... <BR> It's a list of the Free Ebooks from Creative Homemaking that she is offering... <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/download.<BR>shtml </link> <BR> Free Cooking and Recipe E-Books <BR> <BR> Holiday Recipes <BR> The Creative Homemaking Guide to Holiday Recipes (31 recipes). <BR> <BR> Soups &amp; Chowders <BR> The Creative Homemaking Guide to Soups &amp; Chowders (23 recipes). <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Recipes <BR> ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:45:51 EST How to Can Homemade Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64642277 How to Can Homemade Chili <BR> <BR> My family is picky about their chili. Seriously, if your family doesn't like your canned food better than what you can buy at the store, you may be wasting your time canning your own food, especially if it is your spouse who doesn't like the canned food you've made! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When I am testing out canning recipes, my family HAS to like it, or I don't bother making it again. Some recipes are definitely better than others, and chili r... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:27:54 EST The Simple Way To Grow Tomato Seedlings Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64614922 The Simple Way To Grow Tomato Seedlings Fast <BR> <BR> Here is a Video...So Easy...Why didn't we think of this sooner !!!!???? <BR> <BR> He was about to throw away his overripe tomatoes, but instead discovered a way to use them that yielded incredible results. Overripe tomatoes seem like the kind of thing you want to toss out, but did you know that they can very easily be turned into new tomatoes when placing them in the dirt? It may sound crazy, but it's the best way to grow tomatoes withi... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:58:46 EST FREE Pressure Canning Basics for Beginners: Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64614693 Creative Homemaking <BR> presents a free live workshop <BR> <BR> Canning Basics for Beginners: <BR> How to Can Homemade Chili <BR> <BR> Free Pressure Canning Workshop <BR> Image <BR> <BR> On Tuesday, June 28th, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, (2:00 ET) I will be giving a free online pressure canning workshop! In this workshop I will show you how to safely use a pressure canner, and how to can homemade chlii! I will also give you a sneak peek into all the new canning courses I have been wor... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:38:09 EST Tips to ripen green tomatoes and How to Prune Toma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64593808 Tips to ripen green tomatoes and How to Prune Tomatoes <BR> <BR> Nothing says summer like ripe juicy tomatoes. When plants hang heavy with green fruit but you are restless for red, try these tips to speed up the ripening process: <BR> <BR> Tip #1: Prune plants <BR> <BR> There are two main types of tomato plants. Determinate plants grow to a point, and then flower, fruit and die. Indeterminate plants produce fruit continually until frost. <BR> Pruning plants speeds up ripening by redirecti... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:08:22 EST Tips to Ripen Green Tomatoes and Pruning Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64593800 Tips to ripen green tomatoes and How to Prune Tomatoes <BR> <BR> Nothing says summer like ripe juicy tomatoes. When plants hang heavy with green fruit but you are restless for red, try these tips to speed up the ripening process: <BR> <BR> Tip #1: Prune plants <BR> <BR> There are two main types of tomato plants. Determinate plants grow to a point, and then flower, fruit and die. Indeterminate plants produce fruit continually until frost. <BR> Pruning plants speeds up ripening by redirecti... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:07:16 EST 3 Ingredient Coconut Pineapple Popsicles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64593179 3 Ingredient Coconut Pineapple Popsicles <BR> <link>www.mommypotamus.com/pineapple-popsi<BR>cles/ </link> <BR> Coconut and Pineapple Popsicles <BR> <BR> Prep time 5 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Cook time 3 hours <BR> <BR> <BR> Total time 3 hours 5 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> This recipe makes approximately 27 fluid ounces, or 3&amp;#8531; cups liquid. My popsicle molds hold &amp;#8531; cup each, so this batch made 10 popsicles. <BR> <BR> <BR> Author: Mommypotamus <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Dess... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:54:20 EST How to Make Homemade Ricotta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64564143 How to Make Homemade Ricotta <BR> <BR> Homemade Ricotta <BR> <BR> Prep: 5 Minutes Level: Easy <BR> Cook: 10 Minutes Serves: 6 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •1 cup Heavy Cream <BR> •4 cups Whole Milk <BR> •1/2 teaspoon Salt <BR> •2 Tablespoons White Vinegar Or Lemon Juice <BR> <BR> Preparation <BR> Line a strainer with a couple layers of damp paper towel or cheesecloth, and set inside a large bowl. <BR> <BR> In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, milk, and salt. Bring to a boil over mediu... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:11:11 EST Tips for repelling mosquitoes this summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64564127 Tips for repelling mosquitoes this summer <BR> <BR> Which plants repel mosquitoes? <BR> <BR> North Carolina State University Extension says that the following herbs may help to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property: <BR> •Basil <BR> •Lemongrass <BR> •Rosemary <BR> •Garlic <BR> •Citronella plant/grass (inedible) <BR> •Catnip <BR> <BR> Here is the complete article... <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/tip<BR>s-for-repelling-mosquitoes-this-summer<BR>/341719.html?omhide=... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:06:56 EST FREE Home Canning Class Fri. June 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64552918 FREE Home Canning Class Fri. June 17 <BR> <BR> June 17th at 10 am Pacific time I'll be teaching a FREE online Live home canning class. <BR> <BR> Want to know my secret to keeping our food storage stocked, home cooked meals on the table when we're super busy, and my grocery bill down? <BR> <BR> It's all with home canning. I love having hundreds of Mason jars filled with food for my family that doesn't contain chemical preservatives, GMO ingredients, and ingredients I can't even pronounce. ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:17:34 EST Happy Birthday Canningnanny !!! Had to Do It !! :} http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64513903 I KNOW she will have a Wonderful Day !!! <BR> <em>246</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>213</em> <em>211</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:48:23 EST Happy Happy Birthday Chris !!! Sugaraby51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64498328 Good Morning and Happy Happy Birthday Chris !!! Sugarababy51 <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>125</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 07:09:38 EST How to Make Buttermilk and Sour Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64464094 How to Make Buttermilk <BR> <BR> First, let’s set the record straight– there are actually two different kinds of buttermilk: <BR> •Cultured buttermilk– this is the kind we’re making today. <BR> •Old-Fashioned or traditional buttermilk — this is the kind resulting from making butter. (Here’s how to make your own butter. ) <BR> <BR> Although you can use both types of buttermilk to make those buttermilk biscuits or pancakes, cultured buttermilk is my favorite because it is thick and creamy an... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:20:28 EST The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving: O http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64462867 The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving: Over 350 of the Best Canned, Jammed, Pickled, and Preserved Recipes Paperback – May 31, 2016 <BR> <BR> The NEW Ball Book is Out !!! <BR> This is Not the 90 page book that comes out every so often...This is a large book culminating 350 recipes...Kind of like a Canning and Preserving Bible from Ball... <BR> <BR> I got mine on Amazon for 13.40 plus tax and free shipping with my Amazon Prime... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:03:53 EST SparkPeople Has a Suggestion Box !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64448439 Suggestion Box <BR> <BR> SparkPeople Has a Suggestion Box !!! <BR> <BR> If you have any suggestion for SP, here is the place to post it... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_s<BR>uggestion_box.asp </link> <BR> <BR> If you hadn't noticed already, our team works hard every day to improve SparkPeople so that we can help even more people reach their goals. In fact, many of our best features came from member suggestions! If you have an idea to improve the site, please let us know ... Mon, 30 May 2016 08:19:16 EST Happy 60th Birthday Karen... ivedaily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64448119 Happy 60th Birthday Karen...Livedaily <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> Mon, 30 May 2016 07:27:12 EST Preserving Produce by Freezing Podcast or Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64396168 Preserving Produce by Freezing Podcast or Read <BR> <BR> Read or Listen to... <BR> <BR> You Will learn: <BR> <BR> Which freezer containers work best and why <BR> What is flash-freezing &amp; why you should use it on berries <BR> How to disable the enzymes that soften vegetables <BR> Why headspace in freezing is so important <BR> What makes tomatoes so easy to freeze <BR> The trick to freezing zucchini quickly <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinghomegrown.com/how-to-freez<BR>e-produce... Sun, 22 May 2016 10:04:13 EST Leaving SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64377710 I'm leaving SP, and this team, due to SP's latest stupidity in making SparkPages look like Facebook. Fond farewell everyone, and be well. Thu, 19 May 2016 13:07:34 EST Make Your Own Homemade Garden Fungicide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64375909 Make Your Own Homemade Garden Fungicide <BR> <BR> The basic recipe I have had success with comes from The Natural Gardener in Austin. The recipe they recommend is as follows (link to original recipe here): <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 4 Level teaspoons or 1 1/3 tablespoons of Baking Soda <BR> 1 teaspoon of Mild Soap (Dawn, Ivory, should be biodegradable with no phosphates) <BR> 1 gallon of Water <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Mix all ingredients thoroughly and keep agitated. The... Thu, 19 May 2016 09:09:40 EST Turkey and Squash Ravioli with Raw Marinara (Glute http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64375830 Turkey and Squash Ravioli with Raw Marinara (Gluten-Free, Flourless) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48e6fe4c-f6f2-4934-ab8d-c1cc3cec9b6d.jpg"> <BR> Using strips of yellow squash rather than pasta cuts both the carbs and calories in this delicious Italian favorite! <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 10 <BR> <BR> Minutes to Cook: 25 <BR> <BR> Number of Servings: 3 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> Raw Marinara: <BR> 3 Roma tomatoes <BR> 12 sun dried tomatoes <BR> 1 clove ... Thu, 19 May 2016 09:01:16 EST New SparkPage Layout rolled out this morning ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64371453 New SparkPage Layout rolled out this morning ! <BR> <BR> Have you seen it yet ? If you have any questions, do ask me ! Wed, 18 May 2016 16:25:11 EST Creamy Spinach Quesadillas Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64369488 Creamy Spinach Quesadillas Recipe <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02ee3410-b803-486b-aa0e-080784ba726e.jpg"> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Main Dish <BR> <BR> Serves: 4-6 quesadillas <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> •4 cups spinach leaves (or other dark leafy greens of your choice), roughly chopped <BR> •½ of a medium onion, finely chopped <BR> •1 garlic clove, minced <BR> •3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil <BR> •1 medium tomato, finely c... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:38:19 EST Deep Mulch Gardening with FREE EBook ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64369463 Deep Mulch Gardening with FREE EBook ! <BR> <BR> Jill has been doing this for 3 years now and hasn't rototilled yet... <BR> Here is her post on a question and answer session... <BR> She is, also, giving you a Free Ebook Called Winning the Weed War on how to deep mulch garden... <BR> <BR> deep mulching has: <BR> •Cut my weeding time down to almost nothing <BR> •Reduced the amount of water my garden requires <BR> •Reduced the frequency I have to water <BR> •Improved my soil (there are worms e... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:35:06 EST FREE Pressure Canning Workshop - ON LINE !!! AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64319240 In case you missed the last Free Pressure Canning Safety Workshop, Rachel is doing it again... <BR> <BR> Here is a copy of her email... <BR> <BR> In case you missed my pressure canning safety workshop last month, I will be offering it again next Wednesday, May 18th, at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you are new to canning or you have only boiling water canned and you want to graduate to pressure canning, this workshop will give you all the information you need to can safe... Wed, 11 May 2016 08:19:41 EST Broccoli Tots Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64254924 <BR> Broccoli Tots <BR> by Rachel Paxton <BR> <BR> If you spend very much time on Pinterest, you have probably run across a recipe for broccoli tots. They are all the rage right now. What are broccoli tots, you ask? They look like tater tots, but are made of broccoli. <BR> <BR> I like broccoli, so I wasn't too worried about whether I was going to like these or not, but I think even people who are not crazy about broccoli should give these a try. They have just the right combination of i... Mon, 2 May 2016 08:28:46 EST FREE How to Can the Best Salsa Online Workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64247101 Canning Basics for Beginners: <BR> How to Can the Best Salsa <BR> Tuesday May 3rd !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/salsa-can<BR>ning-workshop.html </link> <BR> <BR> If you want to can homemade salsa, there are some important things you need to know for it to be safe to can in a boiling water canner. <BR> <BR> <BR> I will de-mystify the process of canning salsa by walking you through the process step-by-step. <BR> <BR> <BR> I will reveal my secret ingredient for makin... Sun, 1 May 2016 09:55:46 EST How to Make Hot Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x64219829 How to Make Hot Sauce <BR> <BR> <link>thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends<BR>/how-to-make-hot-sauce/?utm_source=fee<BR>dburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_c<BR>ampaign=Feed%3A+pioneerwoman-full-rss-<BR>feed+%28The+Pioneer+Woman+%7C+Full+RSS+Feed%29 </link> <BR> <BR> Homemade Hot Sauce <BR> <BR> April 26, 2016 &amp;#61574;0 <BR> <BR> Prep Time:24 HoursDifficulty:EasyServings:36 Servings <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> &amp;#61702;Ingredients <BR> <BR> <BR> &amp;#9726;1 pound Fresh Chi... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:46:46 EST How to Dry Herbs – 4 Methods to Dry Fresh Herbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64211346 How to Dry Herbs – 4 Methods to Dry Fresh Herbs <BR> <link>premeditatedleftovers.com/recipes-co<BR>oking-tips/how-to-dry-herbs-4-methods-<BR>to-dry-fresh-herbs/ </link> <BR> enjoy growing herbs and being able to use fresh herbs in recipes throughout the summer. However, once the herbs begin to bolt or colder temperatures threaten the plants with a freeze, I know it is time for me to give up my fresh herbs and dry the herbs, so I can use the dried herbs all winter long. <BR> <BR> There a... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:09:16 EST FREE 5 Day Pantry Makeover Emails PLUS Bonuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64197611 FREE 5 Day Pantry Makeover Emails PLUS Bonuses <BR> <BR> I just did this 5 Day Pantry Makeover and it was very enlightening... <BR> If you want to do this and get the bonuses, here is the link for you... <BR> <link>melissaknorris.com/5daypantrymakeove<BR>r </link> <BR> <BR> Click on the DOWNLOAD NOW Button and a screen will come up for you to register. <BR> Enjoy !!! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:06:07 EST Basic Homemade Pasta Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x64190339 Basic Homemade Pasta Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Main Dish <BR> <BR> Cuisine: Italian <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep time: 70 mins <BR> <BR> Cook time: 4 mins <BR> <BR> Total time: 1 hour 14 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Serves: 1 lb pasta <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •2 cups flour <BR> •½ teaspoon sea salt <BR> •3 large eggs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> 1.Combine the flour and salt. <BR> 2.Make a well in the ... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:22:42 EST How To Make Banana Jam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x64182684 How To Make Banana Jam <BR> Author: Ellen Christian <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 cups of mashed bananas (about 5 small) <BR> <BR> 2 cups sugar <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons of lime or lemon juice <BR> <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> Fill the water bath canner with water and bring to a boil. <BR> <BR> Wash the jars, rings, and lids. <BR> <BR> Fill the jars with very hot water. <BR> <BR> Put all the ingredients in a pan and stir occasionally. <BR> <BR> Let the jam boil fo... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:24:54 EST Made from Scratch Life Ebook Link http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64182665 Hi all I just bought this book and they gave me a free link to the ebook... <BR> I hope this works for you... <BR> <BR> OK I tried it... <BR> When the screen comes up, click on DOWNLOAD and it should come up for you ! <BR> <BR> Let me know .... <BR> <BR> <link>files.acrobat.com/a/preview/9ddd078e<BR>-aa18-44c5-81d1-d8b4de8f0fb4 </link> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:14:04 EST 40+ Hacks for YOU (the Urban Gardener) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64153034 40+ Hacks for YOU (the Urban Gardener) <BR> From Instructables !!! <BR> <BR> I haven't gone thru them all, but there are some interesting hacks here... <BR> Garbage Smoothie <BR> Gatorade...H20 for your plants <BR> DIY Seed Starter Pots <BR> Etc. <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/40-Hacks-NO<BR>-Excuses/ </link> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:08:52 EST FREE Pressure Canning Workshop - ON LINE !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64124210 FREE Pressure Canning Workshop !!! <BR> From Creative Homemaking... <BR> <BR> I've posted the link below for you to register.... <BR> <BR> I'd like to invite you to a live canning workshop I will be giving next Tuesday. In this workshop I will be discussing pressure canning safety and walking you through the pressure canning process step by step. <BR> <BR> <BR> The workshop will be Tuesday, April 19th, at 11:00 a.m. PST, 2:00 p.m. EST. If you are not able to make it at that time, sign up... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:14:31 EST Happy Birthday IMREITE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64109494 <BR> Hi everyone today is IMREITE's birthday. <BR> Let's hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IM<BR>REITE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1100c04b-6e29-49c5-a4ac-8960d5964a74.jpg"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:52:06 EST What's For Dinner ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64101039 I thought I would combine the Currently Putting up thread and the What do you do with what you Put Up Thread...That would give us another Sticky thread in this Forum... <BR> To make our threads a bit Healthier, I thought I would add one for What's For Dinner ? <BR> Do post what you are eating... <BR> Posting it may help us eat Healthier ! <BR> <BR> We had Shrimp Cocktail, sweet red peppers, celery and smoked gouda cheese ! :} <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:32:45 EST Best cough killer that you can imagine. Homemade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x64039490 Best cough killer that you can imagine. Homemade <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aae054a0-9bde-49cc-9aea-e05767cace02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When your nose is blocked and the cough sets in, most people are usually at their wit's end. You swallow medicine, gurgle specific solutions, rub ointments into your skin, and simply try everything that advertisements claim as successful. But with this little guide, you won't need to do any of that. These cough drops contain all the impo... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 07:48:23 EST 6 Amazing Cooking Tricks Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64039281 You Gotta See This !!! 6 Amazing Cooking Tricks Video... <BR> <BR> Shell eggs in a glass jar <BR> Peel Garlic using a glass jar <BR> Take the skins off of a Kiwi using a drinking glass <BR> Slice a banana with the skins ON !!! <BR> Slice a Sweet Pepper Fast <BR> Prep a potato so its easy to peel after boiling... <BR> <BR> What Fun !!! Who Knew !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/AkroLr/videos/44958<BR>2375249683/?fref=nf </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 07:29:19 EST FREE Live Basic Canning Workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x64015984 FREE Live Basic Canning Workshop from Creative Homemaking <BR> <BR> Canning Basics for Beginners: Boiling Water vs. Pressure Canning <BR> <BR> Next week I will be giving two free canning workshops to give you an overview of the benefits of canning and the differences between pressure canning and boiling water canning. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are two times to choose from: Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. PST and Thursday, April 7th at 6:00 p.m. PST. There will be a video replay of each work... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:48:18 EST Sprout Seeds Overnigh t...with Scarification! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x64000921 Sprout Seeds Overnight...with Scarification! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f7ac682-1771-49e2-9668-302c23442ad2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/Sprout-Seed<BR>s-Overnightwith-Scarification/ </link> <BR> <BR> How would you like to sprout practically any seed overnight? Of course you would! <BR> <BR> I like to mess around with plants, but I have always had a hard time getting seeds to reliably sprout, or germinate. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was poki... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:53:09 EST Perennial food gardening: The garden that keeps on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63993679 Perennial food gardening: The garden that keeps on giving <BR> <BR> Growing perennial food crops in your garden provides delicious fruit, vegetables and edible flowers year after year. The majority of food plants are annuals that produce for a single season. Perennial plants are unique because they produce several seasons of crops over many years. <BR> <BR> Benefits of growing perennial food crops <BR> •Once established, perennials are very easy to maintain. Perennial food plants are not su... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:10:19 EST Trash Can Compost Bin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63980378 <BR> Trash Can Compost Bin <BR> <BR> February 27, 2014 <BR> <BR> <BR> Trash Can Compost BinThis isn’t a new idea, but it’s a good one so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s a small compost bin made from a rubber trash can. It’s just the right size for small spaces; it has a lid to keep out the critters and it’s easy to maneuver around the garden. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Materials: <BR> Twist Bit and Hole Saw BitRubber Garbage Can with a Locking Lid (Choose a size that will provide yo... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:34:57 EST How to Care for Phalaenopsis Orchids After They Bl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63980373 <BR> How to Care for Phalaenopsis Orchids After They Bloom <BR> <BR> December 14, 2015 <BR> <BR> <BR> Although they may appear exotic, Phalaenopsis orchids are easy to care for and these days, easy to come by. Relatively inexpensive <BR> and available at your local grocery store, it’s apparent why Phalaenopsis orchids have become so popular. <BR> <BR> Now, I’m a diehard packrat who is reluctant to throw anything away — especially if it’s living — so I hang on to <BR> orchids after th... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:33:22 EST build a grow light system for starting seeds indoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63964764 build a grow light system for starting seeds indoors <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/327e9f66-0131-410a-85e2-2719f875c881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seeds need light and damp, warm soil to grow indoors. If you want to start seeds indoors this spring, you’ll need an environment that provides 14-18 hours of light each day. Placing your seeds and seedlings near a south-facing window will give light throughout the daytime hours, but you’ll want to give your seeds a little extra light ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:26:29 EST 5-Steps-to- Your-Best-G rden-Ever-by-Joe-Lampl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63964110 5-Steps-to-Your-Best-Garden-Ever-by-Joe-La<BR>mpl <BR> <BR> I just received a Free link to a PDF of 5-Steps-to-Your-Best-Garden-Ever-by-Joe-La<BR>mpl <BR> <BR> The new way that free info is given is in PDF form and there isn't a link for me to offer you. <BR> So, I saved it to my computer and will add the file here for you to view and save if you would like... <BR> <BR> <link>files.acrobat.com/a/preview/74b4a292<BR>-1472-4fe5-95b2-4dd7ecdc0c81 </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:07:30 EST 30 Day FREE Gardening Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63963938 30 Day FREE Gardening Challenge <BR> <BR> <link>selfreliantschool.com/gardening-chal<BR>lenge/?inf_contact_key=bb96b88f36544d1<BR>7be7caa3bcc482231e7e7a711392fb4c195715<BR>13597418d16 </link> <BR> <BR> Spring Is Finally Here! <BR> <BR> Come take the SRS 30-Day FREE Gardening Challenge! <BR> Whether you need gardening instruction or just need a little motivation to get your gardening going this year, come join us as we challenge you to have the best garden ever this year! We'll be ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:48:50 EST How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Everyday Ing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63956169 How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Everyday Ingredients <BR> <BR> What Fun !!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7315ea2-0363-49f1-a77b-eb9079e98efb.jpg"> <BR> After experimenting with everything from lemon peels and carrots to raspberries and grape juice, I’ve narrowed down my list to a few ingredients that consistently yield beautiful, vibrant colors. You’ll find them below along with the specific recipes I used. <BR> <BR> Pink <BR> <BR> Two cups water + two... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:50:18 EST How to Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs Steam Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63956030 How to Easily Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs with STEAM !!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/04/<BR>the-easy-way-to-peel-farm-fresh-hard-b<BR>oiled-eggs.html </link> <BR> Well, I can say I've never tried this way...BUT I Will !!! <BR> <BR> Here's the Article... <BR> <BR> We’ve all been there… <BR> <BR> You get the hankering for a good, old-fashioned hard-boiled egg. And since you have your very own flock of chickens, you can hardly wait to boil up a batch. <BR> <BR... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:36:59 EST Top Rookie Canning Mistakes & How to Overcome Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63934779 Top Rookie Canning Mistakes &amp; How to Overcome Them <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinghomegrown.com/4-rookie-can<BR>ning-mistakes/ </link> <BR> The Top 4 Rookie Canning Mistakes <BR> <BR> In this podcast episode (and in the show notes summary below) I dive into some the top rookie canning mistakes with information on how to learn more. <BR> <BR> My goal with this post (and last week’s post on Canning Myths) is to take away some of the road blocks that can stop canners from having success. ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:51:44 EST Lunar Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63922347 Lunar Gardening <BR> <BR> <link>www.raisingjane.org/journal/48092 </link> <BR> <BR> How Fascinating !!! <BR> <BR> Do go to the link for explanation and pictures and a Chart !!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58595983-77c0-400e-953d-4a914615a33e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f5a7d5b-492c-45c6-888a-a9168afb0515.jpg"> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:50:15 EST How To Dehydrate Greens Plus Making Green Powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x63912906 How To Dehydrate Greens Plus Making Green Powder <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/071b6b0a-49da-4b77-a128-4a4f354c8d17.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>selfreliantschool.com/dehydrate-gree<BR>ns-plus-making-green-powder/?inf_conta<BR>ct_key=a99b243a6813017d9040f04129b3e5b<BR>90e0715be96df7e2389f4e78e76f89eb0 </link> <BR> Green leafy vegetables are one of the easiest things to dehydrate. Luckily, with the whole foods movement they are becoming more popular and grocery stores and... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:17:11 EST What is Hypertufa? Here's How to Make One ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63906811 What is Hypertufa? Here's How to Make One ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5cf212d-8ad6-41c0-bc6e-ed2e5446286b.png"> <BR> Wouldn't these be cute for an Herb Garden ? <BR> <BR> Hypertufa is an anthropic (manmade) rock, originally invented for use in alpine gardens. Kind of like concrete, but much lighter and more porous, hypertufa is easy to mold into different shapes before it cures and hardens. Hypertufa is made by mixing equal parts perlite (volcanic glass), peat ... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:39:23 EST Cauliflower Tortilla ...Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x63890643 Cauliflower Tortillas... <BR> <BR> I love tortillas! I could eat them every night. That’s why I went looking for a healthier alternative. These Cauliflower Tortillas with lime and cilantro did the trick. They are not as pliable as traditional tortillas but they are good enough for my purposes and taste great. Combined with white meat and pico you’re in for a seriously satisfying savory dish that is skinny on calories. Check out the quick video below to see how they come together: <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:10:16 EST How to make homemade noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x63861548 How to make homemade noodles <BR> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/how-to/how-to-m<BR>ake-homemade-noodles/320818.html?omhid<BR>e=true&amp;utm_source=Around+the+Table<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=6e0aa3d44a-Around_th<BR>e_Table_3_9_Noodles&amp;utm_medium=ema<BR>il&amp;utm_term=0_8fa5014a52-6e0aa3d44a-80611553 </link> <BR> If you’re feeling ambitious, try making homemade noodles. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is, and you don’t need a pasta machine. <BR> <BR> Making your own noodles is a sk... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:32:39 EST 6 of the Best & Easy Garden Tool Rack You Can Make http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63843669 6 of the Best &amp; Easy Garden Tool Rack You Can Make from Recycled Materials <BR> <BR> Is it the mess in your garage or garden shed? It’s still winter, and maybe it’s time to take the decision to organize all your tools and be ready for the coming spring! You will find below six ideas of easy garden tool racks you can make from recycled or upcycled materials. So, to recover some organization and quickly find your garden tools when the sun and the heat will be back, take some inspiration :)... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 20:03:40 EST Homemade Seed Tape and Seed Bombs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63839505 Homemade Seed Tape and Seed Bombs <BR> <BR> From Farm and Dairy... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c2ecbb1-19ef-48ee-95f3-df0496b140b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22175ca0-cd5e-45ba-b0d5-0a95ef007da9.jpg"> <BR> If you’ve ever tried to direct sow carrots seeds in correct spacing increments, you know it’s nearly impossible. Tiny seeds like carrots and lettuce are much easier to plant in pre-spaced tape. Seed tape reduces seed waste a... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 10:13:13 EST Canning Classes and Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63831396 I thought I would start this thread for information on Canning. <BR> <BR> If you find a site or helpful information on Canning Techniques and Tips, PLEASE post it here...So we have one place to access Canning Instructions for the New Canner and for refreshing the Experienced Canner.......... <BR> <BR> Key to Being A Successful Canner? <BR> <BR> What Makes A Successful Canner? <BR> <BR> Learn 5 Traits of a Successful Canner! <BR> <BR> Pssssst – you don’t need to be a master chef to be an ... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 09:35:43 EST Key to Being A Successful Canner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63831330 Key to Being A Successful Canner? <BR> <BR> What Makes A Successful Canner? <BR> <BR> Learn 5 Traits of a Successful Canner! <BR> <BR> Pssssst – you don’t need to be a master chef to be an amazing canner. <BR> <BR> And you also don’t need fancy pants equipment. In fact, you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen! <BR> <BR> I’m revealing the 5 characteristics or traits you need to bring to the table when you’re putting up the harvest. When you have these in place, you ... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 09:26:36 EST 8 Tips to Grow Grocery Store Ginger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63809227 8 Tips to Grow Grocery Store Ginger <BR> <BR> <link>preparednessmama.com/grow-grocery-st<BR>ore-ginger/ </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7c43849-4012-435c-b8b0-a1746908fc34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can grow your own ginger <BR> <BR> Fresh ginger is almost always on my grocery list, we use quite a bit of it for cooking and cold remedies. About a month ago I happened to take a good look at the ginger on the counter and it looked like it was beginning to grow. Li... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 09:13:19 EST 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63801027 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden <BR> <BR> This post is for the garlic lovers – or those who aren’t sure if they like garlic but do like to use natural and organic practices in their gardens. It turns out that this fragrant bulb is good for more than just cooking, and can be a real helpmate around the yard and garden. So – without further ado – 6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden and Yard. <BR> <BR> #1 – Use Garlic to Protect Fruit Trees <BR> <BR> Garlic planted at the base of fruit tre... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 09:09:51 EST Homemade “Emeril’s Essence” Seasoning Blend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63775472 Homemade “Emeril’s Essence” Seasoning Blend <BR> Found on thenourishinghome <BR> <BR> Yield: 1/3 cup <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> * 1 tbsp paprika <BR> <BR> * 1 tbsp sea salt <BR> <BR> * 1 tbsp garlic powder <BR> <BR> * 1-1/2 tsp onion powder <BR> <BR> * 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano <BR> <BR> * 1-1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> <BR> * 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> <BR> * 1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy, use more) <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> 1. In a small bowl, add ... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 07:59:13 EST Growing Onions From Seed – 5 Tips for a Great Harv http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63721654 Growing Onions From Seed – 5 Tips for a Great Harvest <BR> <BR> Growing onions from seed can seem a little intimidating, but it’s really not much fuss at all. For years I just settled for whatever onion sets were available from the hardware store, but I’ve become an onion seed believer. Now my first seeds planted for the season are my onions, and the boys and I grow several hundred of these beauties every year, many of which go into homemade salsa and spaghetti sauce. <BR> <BR> Growing Oni... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:54:04 EST Free Fun Colouring Pages To Download And Print. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63695554 If you like colouring you might like to check out these links. I found loads of free printable pages for mandalas and other colouring pictures at <BR> <BR> <link>www.coloring-pages-adults.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.art-is-fun.com/free-adult-colori<BR>ng-pages/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.easypeasyandfun.com/free-colorin<BR>g-pages-for-adults/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everythingetsy.com/2015/08/print<BR>able-coloring-pages-for-adults-15-free<BR>-designs/ </link> <BR... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 12:36:26 EST DIY Soil Block Maker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63694139 DIY Soil Block Maker <BR> <BR> I’ve been hearing some buzz lately… <BR> <BR> …about these handy-dandy soil block thingies that people are using to start their seeds. <BR> <BR> I’ve been pretty loyal to my nifty little newspaper pots for a while now, but being the nosy curious homesteader that I am, I just had to check out these new pots on the block. (Sorry… I couldn’t help myself) :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My initial detective work led me to this soil block maker on Amazon for $30 (a... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:26:53 EST Happy Birthday SASSYSNAIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63693595 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is SASSYSNAIL's birthday. <BR> Let's hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SA<BR>SSYSNAIL </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/738d7474-a56a-449a-86e0-47fd772c6dcd.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:11:18 EST Make Your Own Corn Syrup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63686551 Make Your Own Corn Syrup <BR> <BR> I was just watching a video from Bev on Ourhalfacrehomestead and she was talking about the extremely high price of organic non GMO etc. corn syrup in Canada ! <BR> <BR> One of her followers suggested that she make her own !!! I didn't know you could make your own !!! <BR> Here is the recipe... <BR> <BR> 2 cups sugar <BR> 1/2 t cream of tarter <BR> you add enough water to dissolve it in a pan. <BR> Use a candy thermometer and boil scrapping the crystals... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:00:06 EST joegarde ner.com/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63680356 joegardener.com/ <BR> <BR> Joe Lampl of grow a greener world is launching a new website in July, Called Joegardener... <BR> Do sign up as he will be releasing a free ebook on how to get your garden ready shortly to those that have signed up for his new web sight ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>joegardener.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a video that will help explain it better ! <BR> <link>vimeo.com/155413026/4a894f8f3c </link> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:33:09 EST Creating an Cottage Style Edible Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63672588 Creating an Cottage Style Edible Garden <BR> By Livinghomegrown.com <BR> <BR> Learn simple steps for creating an edible garden that is as gorgeous as it is productive. <BR> <BR> If you follow me, you know that I pack a lot of edibles in my 1/10th of an acre, city landscape here in Los Angeles. But I don’t plant those edibles in the usual way. <BR> <BR> I use basic design principles to create a gorgeous cottage garden look – instead of farm-style rows. <BR> <BR> It’s the way I have always... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:25:30 EST Happy Birthday JODIELYNN40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63669357 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is JODIELYNN40's birthday. <BR> Let's hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JO<BR>DIELYNN40 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c2f9db4-304c-468f-8a1d-42e69c4eb383.jpg"> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:41:30 EST Decluttering Your Home Room By Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63660741 Decluttering Your Home Room By Room <BR> <BR> Our emotions are so wrapped up in our stuff that decluttering your home can be a stressful task. One might think we’re being asked to throw out a child instead of just tossing a book, blanket, can of paint or some old spices. I say this halfway joking but decluttering your home really can be serious for some people – no, for most people. We come up with all kinds of excuses and explanations about why we need to keep these things: <BR> <BR> Now ... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:16:48 EST Homemade Sauage Recipes PLEASE !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63648874 Good Morning... <BR> <BR> I have 2 huge pork shoulder roasts and would like to make some sort of sausage ! <BR> <BR> Do any of you have a Favorite Sausage Recipe ? <BR> <BR> Italian, kielbasa, etc...? Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:08:37 EST Happy Birthday TUDAFD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63602427 <BR> Hi everyone today is TUDAFD's birthday. <BR> Let's hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TU<BR>DAFD </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eecf65a5-b12f-45c3-bae3-21444a6d707a.gif"> Fri, 5 Feb 2016 07:27:03 EST 6 Hour Pickled Avocados http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63580074 6 Hour Pickled Avocados <BR> <BR> I've never heard of this before !!!! :} <BR> <BR> for step by step pictures and instructions, go to the following link ! <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/6-Hour-Pick<BR>led-Avocados/?ALLSTEPS </link> <BR> <BR> A quick and simple way to pickle and preserve your ripe avocados at home. <BR> <BR> Avocados just might be a wonder fruit. They complement just about every meal they accompany from salads and tacos to eggs and toast, and they've become more ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:00:12 EST Pressure Cooker / Slow Cooker Recipe Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x63570837 Beef Stock – 8 Cups for Slow Cooker and for Electric Cuisinart Pressure Cooker ! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2½ pounds beef and/or veal bones <BR> 1 pound beef chuck or other stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes <BR> 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 3-inch lengths <BR> 2 ribs celery, cut into 3-inch lengths 2 large onions, peeled and quartered <BR> 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil <BR> 6 chives 6 sprigs parsley <BR> 6 sprigs thyme <BR> 3 cloves garlic <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> P... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:18:43 EST Rao's Meatballs with Marinara Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63568222 Rao's Meatballs with Marinara Sauce <BR> <BR> If any of you have had the pleasure of eating at Rao's (we ate at Rao's in Lad Vegas) <BR> then you know how good their sauce is and especially their meatballs ! <BR> <BR> ..... <BR> <BR> If you're looking for a hot and cozy fall recipe, look no further than Rao's. Known for its exclusivity and esteemed reputation, New York City's Rao's restaurant has been serving up authentic Italian food since 1896. <BR> <BR> Here, Dino Gatto, the Executive ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:54:59 EST January Team Points Leaders Week of Jan. 30, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63560850 January Team Leaders <BR> <BR> - Week of January 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> Congrat's !!! Hard Work Does Pay Off !!!! :} <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> LORI4CHRIST <BR> GOLDENRODFARM <BR> RAPUNZEL53 <BR> TRYINGTOLOSE64 <BR> MEMORIES7 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> KPETSCHE <BR> GOLDENRODFARM <BR> RBRINK21 <BR> MEMORIES7 <BR> SNOWFILLY <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:43:11 EST NO Carb Rosemary Cloud Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63552180 NO Carb Cloud Bread <BR> <BR> <link>thebigapplemama.com/2016/01/no-carb-<BR>cloud-bread.html </link> <BR> Ridiculous Amount of Ingredients: <BR> •3 eggs, separated <BR> •3 Tablespoons cream cheese <BR> •¼ teaspoon baking powder (or cream of tartar) <BR> •Optional: 1 Tablespoon Honey or some natural sweetener, salt, garlic powder, rosemary <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> •Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius) <BR> •Separate the eggs, there must be no yolk in the white. <B... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:48:42 EST Happy Birthday YARELL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63511766 Hi everyone today is YARELL's birthday. <BR> Let's hope Leslie has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=YA<BR>RELL </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/adc6ec78-efd1-46c1-9e4a-48544e37965f.jpg"> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:47:16 EST Hello from TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x63483026 While I am new to your group, I am not new to SparkPeople. I have been sparking for 6 years. When I started the journey all those years ago, I lost 65 lbs in the first year. I met an awesome man, got married and we had custody of his 4 children. Being a country girl, and they were city folks, I had to uphold my duty of making sure they had all the awesome country home-cooked foods I enjoyed. In the process of cooking all those meals, somehow, the fat and calories from all that just jumpe... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:41:44 EST Garden Crop Rotation – A Simple System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63481724 Garden Crop Rotation – A Simple System <BR> <BR> I got this in an email this morning and I think it's the Simplest System to follow for crop rotation...It even explains the reasons why !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, I’m Lesa from Better Hens and Gardens. When “getting back to basics”, one of the easiest ways to start is by growing your own food. Then you know exactly what’s in it, it’s tastier than grocery store varieties, it costs less, and the process is rewarding. <BR> <BR> By growing your ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:05:56 EST Going organic this spring? Tips and tools to help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63456471 Going organic this spring? Tips and tools to help you grow <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/goi<BR>ng-organic-this-spring-tips-and-tools-<BR>to-help-you-grow/309093.html?utm_sourc<BR>e=Farm+and+Dairy&amp;utm_campaign=002c<BR>35a5d6-E_newsletter_1_18_16&amp;utm_me<BR>dium=email&amp;utm_term=0_23b488519b-002c35a5d6-80608469 </link> <BR> Most people know organic gardening rejects synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, but that’s not all there is to growing organic. <BR>... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:29:21 EST Recordkeeping for the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63456431 Recordkeeping for the garden <BR> From Farm and Dairy <BR> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/rec<BR>ordkeeping-for-the-garden/311117.html </link> <BR> Before you prepare your spring garden, plan to keep records of what varieties you plant, how you plant them and what you’re learning as you garden. In later years, you can look back at your garden records and decide what to change or keep the same. <BR> <BR> Garden recordkeeping can include sketches of your garden space, list... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:25:31 EST Happy Birthday PATTIE2101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63453933 <BR> Hi everyone today is PATTIE2101's birthday. <BR> Let's hope it's a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>TTIE2101 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/808dd6c6-561a-47de-881a-d6e857d6760c.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:23:35 EST Canning Granny DIY Dry Mixes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63438350 Canning Granny DIY Dry Mixes <BR> <BR> Is everyone getting the emails from the Canning Granny on her DIY Dry Mixes ??? <BR> She posts a new recipe each day and sends an email... <BR> Id not, Do sign up for her emails....She's <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> ***Scroll down the page to see that previous days of recipes... <BR> <BR> <link>canninggranny.blogspot.com/ </link> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 07:39:09 EST Tips for ordering from seed catalogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63398055 Tips for ordering from seed catalogs <BR> from Farm and Dairy <BR> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/tip<BR>s-for-ordering-from-seed-catalogs/3090<BR>61.html?utm_source=Farm+and+Dairy&amp;<BR>utm_campaign=e85b7d3959-E_newsletter_1<BR>_11_16&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_te<BR>rm=0_23b488519b-e85b7d3959-80608469 </link> <BR> Seed ordering tips <BR> <BR> Everyone’s garden is different. Before you order seeds, keep these tips in mind: <BR> <BR> 1.Order early. To ensure that you ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:02:30 EST Back to Basics Guide PLUS DIY RECIPES !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63325864 Back to Basics Guide PLUS DIY RECIPES !!! <BR> <BR> <link>backtobasicsbundle.com/wp-content/up<BR>loads/Back_To_Basics_Living_Quick_Star<BR>t_Guide.pdf?inf_contact_key=69cc952afa<BR>8255f2f4095876a6908853ce4020598cd7c0d4<BR>0281510256ed80c1 </link> <BR> <BR> Back To Basics Living <BR> Homemade Cleaners <BR> <BR> Vegetable Wash <BR> <BR> 1 C Distilled Water <BR> 1 C Vinegar <BR> 1 T Baking Soda <BR> Place in spray bottle and use as necessary. <BR> <BR> Furniture Polish <BR> <BR> 1 C ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:06:22 EST Jazzy January Chatter !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63316836 Good Morning and Happy New Year !!! I'm Back !!! <BR> Just got back from Raleigh on New Years Eve !!! Had a Blast with the Grands !!! <BR> Temps were in the 50's to 70's and wonderful !!! Now back to the 20's here at home ! <BR> I can't believe I didn't even gain a pound over the holidays !!! <em>334</em> <BR> Well, I quit smoking on New Years Eve at Noon !!! So far so Good ! Not one puff and it's day 3...My biggest fear is gaining weight after quitting smoking !!! :{ <BR> I've done t... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:32:48 EST Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x63308055 Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Chicken <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Author: Kelly Smith/The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Recipe type: Main Dish- Chicken <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •One 5 to 6 pound whole chicken <BR> •2 pounds baby potatoes <BR> •2 large carrots <BR> •1 head garlic <BR> •4-5 sprigs fresh thyme <BR> •Savory Seasoning Mix <BR> •2 tsp sea salt <BR> •1 tsp dried thyme <BR> •1 tsp paprika <BR> •½ tsp onion powder <BR> •½ tsp dried rosemary <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:15:38 EST Chef's is Going Out of Business !!! Up to 90% OFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63303065 Chef's is Going Out of Business !!! Up to 90% OFF <BR> <BR> <link>www.chefscatalog.com/catalog/sale-it<BR>ems.aspx?sourcecode=GW2EM9590 </link> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:05:30 EST New to You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x63302886 Hi from central Arizona. Longtime canner of jams, jellies and chutneys. Working on canning things like veggie chili (for nights when I'm too lazy to cook!) Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:40:45 EST Hydrogen Peroxide Magic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63202889 Hydrogen Peroxide Magic! <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2015/11<BR>/hydrogen-peroxide-magic.html </link> <BR> She Wrote... <BR> <BR> Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean“…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile! <BR> <BR> B... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:25:28 EST Growing Potatoes In Containers - BIG Harvest ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63146853 Growing Potatoes In Containers - BIG Harvest ! Video... <BR> <BR> Watch this method of growing potatoes and a big harvest - in containers with a well draining potting mix like ProMix HP or a mix of Peat Moss and Perlitte. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=XahkgvNmzkk </link> Tue, 8 Dec 2015 06:53:08 EST Roasting Chestnuts !!! Oh YUMMMM !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x63143231 Roasting Chestnuts <BR> <BR> You’ve heard them sung about and you’ve probably seen them every year in the produce department around the holidays, but what how do you actually roast chestnuts? The process of roasting chestnuts doesn’t actually involve an “open fire” as the song suggests, your oven will do just fine. Roasting chestnuts is a simple and fun holiday activity and my just become a part of your holiday tradition. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e3d2d6c-d7d5-4e... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:07:03 EST Chef's Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63126244 Chef's Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, 21 Quart... <BR> <BR> Chef's Catalog has the Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner, 21-quart on Sale for 79.95 PLUS FREE Shipping !!! <BR> This is the BEST price I've ever seen...Usually sells for 149.95... <BR> It's been on my wish list for a long time now...So I bought myself my Christmas Gift !!! :} <BR> <link>www.chefscatalog.com/product/31481-b<BR>all-freshtech-electric-water-bath-cann<BR>er-21-quart.aspx </link> <BR> Also, on Ama... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 07:45:48 EST I have some Sad News for Jules...Flow rdalejewel.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63119239 I have some Sad News for Jules... Flowerdalejewel...Our Leader ! <BR> This is the email I received this morning !!! <BR> I'm sure she can use our support today ! <BR> <BR> Patti, <BR> <BR> I don't know if you saw on FB, but my brother Steven had a heart attack this morning and passed away. <BR> <BR> It was a shock really, I just wasn't expecting anything like this to happen at home. <BR> <BR> I probably will be back to Sparks soon, I don't know I'm really not sure what I'm doing at the... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 07:30:25 EST Decadent December Chat Thread !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63096559 Well, December is Already Here and Time to Bake and Buy and Wrap and Share Our Time with Family and Friends !!! <BR> Enjoy Our New Month !!! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:21:20 EST Our Life In Old Pictures. How Many Do You Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63063338 Our Life In Old Pictures. How Many Do You Remember? - <BR> <BR> What Fun !!! I Remember 99% of These !!! <BR> <link>www.roncaskey.com/articles/Our-Life-<BR>in-old-Pictures.-How-Many-Do-You-Remem<BR>ber.php </link> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:22:57 EST Free Book from Mom Prepares !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63052125 Free Book from Mom Prepares !!! <BR> <BR> Here is the email I got !!! <BR> <BR> We’re putting together a recipe book from the world’s best food bloggers and we want to give it to you for free. <BR> <BR> This is a limited time offer as we’ll likely be selling it for $20 - $30 on Amazon after launch. <BR> <BR> All you have to do is click this link and you’ll be all set to go with your free copy. We’re hoping to finish it up by January, 2016. <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <BR> E... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:15:47 EST FREE Simple Soup Ebook from SimplyCa ning.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63044776 FREE Simple Soup Ebook from SimplyCanning.com <BR> <BR> Hi All <BR> I got this email a few minutes ago and thought you would like this FREE Ebook Called Simple Soups from Simply Canning.com <BR> Here is the email...Don't Forget to use the code Thanks at checkout ! <BR> <BR> Hello Patti, <BR> <BR> Today's e-mail is going to be super short! Yay. <BR> <BR> It is the week of Thanksgiving in the US so we have been reflecting on life and blessings and yes even challenges. I want to t... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:23:09 EST 21 Day New Member Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x63041567 21 Day New Member Challenge <BR> <BR> This is a GREAT Challenge to learn about what SparkPeople has to offer, how to track Nutrition and Fitness and the how to navigate the Site. <BR> You will get an email each day that will take you to your Challenge Page. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=6 </link> <BR> <BR> There are other Challenges on the Challenge Central Page...Including one for Stepping into the Holidays 30 day Challenge... <BR> <... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:50:49 EST Soup Recipe Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x63034414 Well, as you can all see, I post this new recipe box in the WRONG Forum... <em>40</em> <BR> So Here it is in the Correct Forum !!! <BR> Post your Soup Recipes on this Thread !!! Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:14:41 EST Soup Recipe Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63028269 ... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:27:50 EST Homemade Hawaiian Rolls to Freeze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x63021412 Homemade Hawaiian Rolls To Freeze <BR> <BR> www.creativehomemaking.com/recipes/hawaiia<BR>n-rolls.shtml <BR> <BR> My family really enjoys Hawaiian rolls, and I finally found a great recipe to try. I have never made homemade rolls before, but this recipe was really easy, and the rolls turned out great! Another great thing about these is that you can freeze them and then bake them later. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/4 c. milk <BR> 1/4 c. butter, melted <BR> 1/3 c. brown sug... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:19:28 EST Soda Jelly! - Dr. Pepper/ Mountain Dew/ Orange Cru http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62999889 Soda Jelly! - Dr. Pepper/ Mountain Dew/ Orange Crush <BR> From Sbcanning.com <BR> She wrote... <BR> I wanted to add this to the site because I get asked about it every once and a while from my followers on Facebook. It's not something I would personally make but the color and concept of soda jelly is super fun! I have listed a few of the popular ones but I am sure if you can dream it and it comes in soda you can make it into jelly. It just takes a lot of sugar! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Thank you... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:15:15 EST Sweet Potato Pie - Using 1 Quart of Home Canned Po http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62999786 Sweet Potato Pie - Using 1 Quart of Home Canned Potatoes! <BR> <BR> <BR> For the Crust: <BR> <BR> 1/2 cold butter, cut into small cubes <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour <BR> <BR> 2 teaspoons granulated sugar <BR> <BR> 1/3 cup cold buttermilk (milk will work also) <BR> <BR> For the Filling: <BR> <BR> 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes, from 2 medium sweet potatoes OR (1 Quart Home canned Sweet potatoes) <BR> <BR> 3/4 cup packed brown sugar <BR> <BR> 1/2 teaspoon freshly grate... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:06:54 EST Do You Know about the GREAT Threads We Have ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62999350 Do You Know about the GREAT Threads We Have on Our Team Page Forums ? <BR> <BR> I know a lot of us only use the threads that show up in our email in box every day BUT... <BR> We have a lot of wonderful threads on our team page under each forum.... <BR> <BR> Like Our Recipe Boxes, Currently Putting Up...Etc... <BR> Especially, the Sticky Threads (those that I have marked to stay at the top of the Forums...only 3 sticky threads allowed per Forum) <BR> <BR> Under General Team Discussion Forum... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:09:52 EST When Good Canned Goods Go Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62984674 When Good Canned Goods Go Bad <BR> <BR> Look what came in an email today...Antheams !!! Perfect Timing !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.livinghomegrown.com/signs-of-spo<BR>ilage-in-canned-food/?utm_source=Livin<BR>g+Homegrown+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaig<BR>n=9ad17c0f60-ManualRSS_Newsletter_11_1<BR>5_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_te<BR>rm=0_4531d20179-9ad17c0f60-113104189&a<BR>mp;ct=t(ManualRSS_Newsletter_11_15_2015) </link> <BR> Just like planning next year’s garden – This is the time of yea... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:46:49 EST Tips - Tricks and Hacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62983661 I know we find such Great Tips and Tricks as we go thru the internet. <BR> Do share what you find Here so all of us can learn what you found out !!! <BR> <BR> Littlewinds53...Posted... <BR> <BR> By adding powdered milk powder to smoothies will up the protein content of the smoothie and there is no need to buy protein powder. Who knew? <BR> <BR> Canningnanny...Posts. <BR> <BR> I just found out that adding baking soda to your tomato sauce will take away the acid taste and you won't have to ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:30:08 EST What Would You Like From Our Team This Winter ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62979217 What Would You Like From Our Team This Winter ??? <BR> <BR> Now that Summer and Harvesting is Over for the Season, I was wondering what you would like from the Team... <BR> If you have any ideas, do let me know on this thread... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:51:40 EST APPLE PUMPKIN BISQUE (Pantry Cooking II) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62962093 APPLE PUMPKIN BISQUE (Pantry Cooking II) <BR> <BR> 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree (not pie filling) <BR> 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth <BR> 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) unsweetened applesauce or 1-3/4 cups <BR> 1 teaspoon onion powder <BR> 1 teaspoon ground ginger <BR> 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste <BR> Dash nutmeg <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk <BR> Dried chives <B... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:52:45 EST Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62946600 Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy <BR> <BR> For all of the people celebrating Thanksgiving this month !!! Or a recipe to keep and use for beef, chicken etc. just substitute some beef or chicken in place of the turkey wings !!! :} <BR> <BR> <BR> Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep <BR> 20 m <BR> <BR> Cook <BR> 1 h 55 m <BR> <BR> Ready In <BR> 2 h 15 m <BR> <BR> <BR> Recipe By:Chef John <BR> <BR> "This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:55:26 EST Making Compost Black Gold for Your Organic Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62940145 I was just searching the web for Compost Recipes and came across this article... <BR> <BR> Making Compost - Black Gold for Your Organic Garden <BR> <BR> It has everything you would ever want to know about making and keeping a compost pile/container... <BR> <BR> <link>www.dummies.com/how-to/content/makin<BR>g-compost-black-gold-for-your-organic-<BR>garden.html </link> Mon, 9 Nov 2015 09:33:41 EST 10 Christmas Craft Projects Made Out Of TP Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62931499 10 Christmas Craft Projects Made Out Of Upcycled Toilet Paper Rolls <BR> <BR> What a Fun and Creative bunch of Ideas !!! <BR> From Advent Calendars, Village Buildings, Reindeer, Ornaments...Etc.... <BR> Who Knew ??? <BR> <BR> <link>www.recyclart.org/2013/12/christmas-<BR>crafts-projects-made-toilet-paper-rolls/ </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 07:14:39 EST Happy Birthday Hopefull hippo... Corinna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62931359 Happy Birthday Hopefullhippo... Corinna !!! <BR> Hope Your Day is as Special as You Are !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 06:45:00 EST Honey Caramel Corn Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62902108 Honey Caramel Corn Recipe <BR> <BR> Author: The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Prep time: 10 mins <BR> <BR> Cook time: 5 mins <BR> <BR> Total time: 15 mins <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> •1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels <BR> •½ cup butter or coconut oil <BR> •½ cup honey <BR> •½ cup sucanat OR brown sugar <BR> •Pinch sea salt <BR> •½ teaspoon baking soda <BR> •1 teaspoon vanilla <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> 1.Pop the popcorn and place it in a large bowl. <BR> 2.I always grab a bigger bowl tha... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:31:30 EST Thankful November Chat Thread !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62874792 Hi All and Welcome to our November Chat Thread !!! <BR> <BR> We All have So Much to be Thankful For !!! <BR> <BR> Our Veterans and Our Families !!! Plus SOOO Much More !!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy Our New Month !!! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:17:26 EST 20 EASY Fall Soups Ready in 30 Minutes or Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62853934 I got this email this morning !!! <BR> Soup must be the HOT Topic these days !!! And Should Be !!! It's Cold Outside !!! <BR> <BR> 20 EASY Fall Soups Ready in 30 Minutes or Less <BR> <BR> Check out the Cream of Mushroom soup Here...YUUUMMMM.... <BR> No Canning Instructions but you can figure that part out...Just leave out the Dairy ! <BR> <link>dish.allrecipes.com/easy-fall-soups-<BR>ready-in-30-minutes/?ms=1&amp;prop25=1<BR>71076029&amp;prop26=HealthyBites&amp;p<BR>rop27=2015-10-28&amp... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:17:18 EST Canning Granny Soups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62792186 Canning Granny Soups <BR> <BR> Hi All I know it's getting to be Soup Season and Canning Granny has been sending a daily email with all kinds of soup recipes and How To Can Them ... <BR> I thought you would like to get these emails and try some new soup ideas... <BR> Today is cream of Celery... <BR> You get the recipe and how to Can It !!! <BR> <BR> <link>canninggranny.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Cream of Celery Soup <BR> <BR> Makes 5 pints <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1/3... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:47:22 EST New to a great looking team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x62786175 Hello all. I'm from rural central Illinois and have been canning/putting up for years. We live on 4 acres and have quite a large garden. I love to read all of your posts on canning and the support you give to each other in the weight loss/healthy living journey. Thanks and have a wonderful day! <em>465</em> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:46:07 EST Roasted Bone Beef Stock & Crockpot Chicken Stock http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x62777094 Roasted Bone Beef Stock &amp; Crockpot Chicken Stock <BR> From The Far and Dairy... <BR> <BR> <link>www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/hom<BR>emade-stock-for-body-and-soul/290232.h<BR>tml?utm_source=Farm+and+Dairy&amp;utm_<BR>campaign=d0d614ead8-E-newsletter+10-19<BR>-15&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=<BR>0_23b488519b-d0d614ead8-80608469 </link> <BR> Roasted Bone Beef Stock <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 4 pounds beef marrow bones <BR> Apple cider vinegar <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR>... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:38:51 EST Zucchini Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62776115 Zucchini Chips <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2185737&amp;utm_source=sp<BR>arkpeople&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=recipe-of-the-day </link> <BR> <BR> Perfect snack for school lunches, after school or work snacks, or as a side dish with meals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> <BR> Minutes to Cook: 10 <BR> <BR> Number of Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 medium zucchini (about 10 ounces) <BR>... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:53:46 EST No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62776043 No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter A SP Recipe.... <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1824601&amp;utm_source=sp<BR>arkpeople&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=recipe-of-the-day </link> <BR> <BR> You won't believe we didn't add any sugar! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> <BR> Minutes to Cook: 30 <BR> <BR> Number of Servings: 24 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 (29-ounce) can pumpkin puree or fresh steamed pu... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:47:28 EST Creative Homemaking Halloween Recipes and Crafts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62730335 <BR> FREE E-Book from Creative Homemaking... <BR> Creative Homemaking Guide to Halloween Recipes and Crafts <BR> <BR> Every once in a while, Rachel Paxton, offers one of her E-Books for FREE... <BR> FREE HALLOWEEN KINDLE E-BOOK <BR> <BR> Download Creative Homemaking's newest e-book for your Kindle this week for FREE! This e-book contains all of Creative Homemaking's favorite Halloween recipes and crafts. <BR> <BR> Find out how to make gooey monster eye cookies, pumpkin cheesecake browni... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:07:27 EST DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62730236 DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls <BR> <BR> Here is a way to turn those faux autumn leaves into something beautiful and functional. Below are instructions for your very own autumn leaf bowl, perfect for holding your favorite scented potpourri or tasty Halloween treats. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hellolucky.com/wordpress/2012/10<BR>/25/diy-autumn-leaf-bowls </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7dd19e7-ccf7-4efe-977e-ae5b535fce86.jpg"> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:57:27 EST 21 Pumpkin Sweets & Halloween Treats Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62714224 I just got this email for 21 Pumpkin Sweets & Halloween Treats Recipes... <BR> Some Great Pumpkin recipes !!! And other fun treats !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kitchme.com/the-dish/21-pumpkin-<BR>sweets-halloween-treats-recipes/?plid=<BR>EM_PROMO_KITCHME&crid=EM_101115_KitchM<BR>e&utm_source=EM_PROMO_KITCHME&utm_medi<BR>um=email&utm_campaign=EM_101115_KitchMe </link> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:23:33 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x62708666 I am trying to get a little farm up an running on my 3 acres here in southern Idaho. I just moved here in March and was successful with a few crops. I have some pumpkins that I just harvested that I need to process. I have never grown pumpkins prior to this season. What are some of your favorite ways to process your pumpkins for later use? I currently raise chickens for eggs, meat, insect and weed control. I am looking at possibly adding goats or sheep for dairy next year. I look forward to m... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:13:36 EST How to Dehydrate Milk for Long Term Storage. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62678380 I wonder if one could dehydrate heavy cream, sour cream. buttermilk? The wheels are turning. I hate buying a carton and only using some of it and throwing the rest away because I can't use it all..... <BR> <BR> Even if I had to keep the dehydrated product in the freezer to prevent the fats from going rancid, it would still be quicker to mix up some frozen powder than it would be to thaw out the frozen milk. I have milk in my freezer that I haven't used because it takes so long to thaw ou... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 17:35:29 EST How To. Glass Plate Flower Garden/Yard Sun Catcher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62674059 "How To" Make a Glass Plate Flower Garden/Yard Art Sun Catcher <BR> <BR> I am saving old plates and bowls to make Flower sun catchers ... <BR> Here is a link for the "How To"...I'm sure there are more tutorials on the web ! <BR> <link>concretenprimroses.blogspot.ca/2009/<BR>11/plate-flower-tutorial-part-1.html </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f17048d6-d3a4-4ff1-a8ed-55f3f1a00999.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb2e02ab-8254-4... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:58:42 EST Dehydrating Broccoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62666593 Dehydrating Broccoli <BR> <BR> Broccoli is very easy to dehydrate if you start with frozen chopped broccoli. Just spread partially thawed chopped broccoli on dehydrator trays that have first been lined with non-stick dehydrator sheets or parchment paper. That keeps the dried broccoli from slipping through the holes in the mesh. Here are the instructions. http://www.simplyprepared.com/dehydrating_ <BR> frozen_vegetables.htm One pound of frozen chopped broccoli yields 1 cup dried broccoli. <... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:02:35 EST Random Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62665598 Random Kindness <BR> <BR> Post any acts of kindness that you performed for anyone other than yourself recently. <BR> <BR> <BR> I took 2 cases of my canned goods to the nuns at Villa Maria Convent in PA. to Enjoy ! Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:13:33 EST Autumn October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62632736 Hi October !!! <BR> <BR> No, I used some of the apple I hadn't canned yet... <BR> Apple Blueberry Pies ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0d24188-ff45-4e97-97fd-cdc6c0c928e6.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I did get 30 lbs of chicken legs and thighs...Will work on those today. <BR> I, also got 2 1lb bags of navy beans to make either bean and ham soup or Baked Beans ! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:23:12 EST Canning Plain Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62608014 Now that I have a bushel of FREE Apples, I thought I would Put them Up Plain and then I can make what ever I want later ! <BR> Here is a recipe for canning plain apples.... <BR> <BR> I have a battery operated apple peeler that works like a charm ! <BR> <BR> Canning Apples <BR> <BR> www.simplycanning.com/canning-apples.html <BR> <BR> Canning Apples <BR> <BR> Jona-Golds are what we use for canning apples. But there are MANY varieties that will work. Gala, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp…..mmmm... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:17:56 EST 13 Things To Know Before You Dehydrate Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62596670 13 Things To Know Before You Dehydrate Food <BR> <BR> Linda (Littlewind53) posted this link in the Dehydrating Recipe Box for us ! <BR> Not sure how many of you still subscribe to that thread so I posted it here for her ! <BR> <BR> Super article !!! <BR> <BR> <link>urbansurvivalsite.com/13-things-to-k<BR>now-before-you-dehydrate-food/ </link> <BR> Dehydration is a fantastic way to preserve food for the future. There are many reasons why I like dehydrating food: it’s safe, it’s easy, an... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:55:01 EST Healthy Recipe Magazine Suggestions Please !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62577933 Hi All... <BR> My step son Dan, always gets me a subscription to Country Cooks Magazine... <BR> I love it (the recipes and NO ads) but I am looking for a subscription to a healthier cooking magazine... <BR> Any Suggestions ??? I prefer a magazine that doesn't have Ads ! Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:32:44 EST Happy Happy Birthday Christina !!! AUNTYSPARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62558895 Happy Happy Birthday Christina !!! <BR> From All of Us on the Putting Foods Up Team !!! <BR> Enjoy Your Special Day ! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:24:08 EST homemade mayo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62553007 looking for recipes for homemade. the prices on a jar are outrageous! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:37:38 EST Copy Cat Campbell's Tomato Soup Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62550337 Copy Cat Campbell's Tomato Soup Recipe <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 15 ounces tomato sauce <BR> 6 ounces tomato paste (I will use my tomato powder to make the paste) <BR> 1 cup water <BR> 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt <BR> 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste <BR> 2 cups whole milk <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> 1.Add first six ingredients to a medium pot and place over medium heat. <BR> 2.Bring to just a simmer. <BR> 3.Slowly stir in milk. <BR> 4.He... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:24:32 EST Black Bean Soup with Ham...It's Getting Cooler Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62550299 Black Bean Soup with Ham <BR> from sbcanning <BR> <BR> 1 lb. bag of dried black beans <BR> 2 med. Onions, one halved and one finely diced. <BR> 4 carrots diced <BR> 3-4 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 any hot pepper seeded and diced (optional) <BR> 2 ½ quarts of chicken stock <BR> 2 cups ham diced <BR> 2 tsp. ground cumin <BR> 3 tsp. kosher salt (adjust to taste) <BR> 1 ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper <BR> ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional) <BR> 2 tsp. Mexican Oregano <BR> <BR> Sort,... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:21:15 EST Happy Birthday KMATHRE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62441089 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone today is KMATHRE's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope Kathy has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KM<BR>ATHRE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1032b4e-6918-469e-b4c2-096d26fe8585.gif"> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 09:48:30 EST Happy Birthday FLOWERDALEJEWEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62432808 <BR> Hi everyone today is FLOWERDALEJEWEL's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope Juleen has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FL<BR>OWERDALEJEWEL </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db76e72e-688c-42bd-b74b-df1672e0128a.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 06:14:44 EST Happy Birthday MARTYLYNN1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62432797 <BR> Hi everyone today is MARTYLYNN1's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all hope Martha has a wonderful day filled with fun, presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RTYLYNN1 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a17a2287-4fbd-439b-a842-94ff3c3d4450.jpg"> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 06:12:34 EST Create Your Own Frozen Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62426353 Create Your Own Frozen Dinners <BR> <BR> A SpakPeople Article... <BR> <BR> You're busy. Whether you work full-time, attend college, care for a loved one, run a household—or all of the above—you don’t always have time to make yourself nutritious meals. Like many people who want to eat healthy on a budget, you probably rely on those handy frozen entrees to fill the gap. After all, they seem like a bargain compared to going out for lunch every day. <BR> <BR> But if you do the math, you're pro... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 08:37:01 EST Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62410307 Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk <BR> <BR> Hi All <BR> I found this SP Article and found it very interesting !!! <BR> I never thought that your shape could show your health risks ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> What shape are you ??? <BR> <BR> Use the calculator to find out... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcula<BR>tor_waist.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Just enter your waist and hip measurements to find out... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 06:13:51 EST 40+ Ways to Preserve Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62402814 40+ Ways to Preserve Tomatoes <BR> <BR> From The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> You will see ideas for Canning, Drying, Fermenting, Freezing and making condiments ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/08/<BR>ways-to-preserve-tomatoes.html </link> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:26:39 EST Domino Sugar Give Away / Free Ebook Southern Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62392997 Domino Sugar Give Away / Free Ebook Southern Sweets <BR> <BR> Win a trip to Charleston SC. !!!! <BR> <BR> Stroll the streets of beautiful Charleston, SC on this VIP Getaway <BR> 5 Grand Prize Winners will receive... Round-trip airfare for two to Charleston, SC <BR> 5 days, 4 nights in the charming luxury of The Restoration on King Hotel <BR> A VIP culinary experience with chefs <BR> Nick Stellino Bob Waggoner <BR> <BR> Private tours and dinners at historic homes and sites: Boone Hal... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:00:32 EST Silly September Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62392782 Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to Our New Month of September !!! :} <BR> <BR> I've been SOOO busy with getting my yard sale ready...2 more days and way to much to get out there and priced...Plus all of Betty's things ! <BR> I'm getting rid of a lot of books...Yep Ebay was Way TO Much Work with not much results ! <BR> <BR> The doors on my hutch won't close now that I have them painted, so my BIL is going to come over and plane them down and I will have to repaint the edges once they are d... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:30:50 EST {Healthier} Chocolate Zucchini Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62345936 {Healthier} Chocolate Zucchini Bread <BR> from Jill Winger <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2012/10/<BR>healthier-chocolate-zucchini-bread.html </link> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 3 cups flour (I used 1 cup hard white, 1 cup spelt, and 1 cup unbleached) <BR> 1/4 cup cocoa powder(or carob) <BR> 1 T. cinnamon <BR> 1 t. baking soda <BR> 1/2 t. aluminum-free baking powder <BR> 1 t. sea salt <BR> 3/4 cup sucanat (or other granulated sweetener) <BR> 3/4 cup honey <BR> 3... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:27:58 EST Amish Zucchini Jam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62345369 Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Amish Zucchini Jam <BR> <BR> 6 c grated zucchini <BR> 2 T lemon juice <BR> 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained <BR> 6 c sugar <BR> 6 oz... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:21:18 EST Honey Graham Crackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23800x13192x62327750 Honey Graham Crackers <BR> <BR> If you go to the link below to go to the webpage, there is a link to make marshmallows, too ! <BR> <BR> <BR> HONEY GRAHAM CRACKERS <BR> PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES <BR> COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES <BR> MAKES: 60 CRACKERS <BR> <BR> 1¼ cups flour <BR> 1¼ cups whole-wheat flour <BR> 1/3 cup brown sugar <BR> 1 t baking powder <BR> ½ t baking soda <BR> ½ t salt <BR> ½ cup salted butter <BR> 2 T honey <BR> 2 T molasses <BR> 1/3 cup canned coconu... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:29:47 EST The Importance of Water for Bees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62313557 The Importance of Water for Bees <BR> <BR> I know this is kind of off any of our topics...BUT...It is SOOO important that we all do our part to help the Pollinators survive and thrive these days !!! <BR> Notice in the pictures and videos that there is a link between the rim of the birdbaths and a rock or something for them to land on !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.growingagreenerworld.com/the-imp<BR>ortance-of-water-for-bees/ </link> <BR> <BR> “Domesticated honey bees like the ones in the vi... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:31:06 EST Salsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62310052 Does anyone can or freeze homemade salsa and have a good recipe to share? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:48:11 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13192x62262024 Hi. I'm Marge and love to cook. I haven't done any canning in years, sine the kids were all at home, but I do a lot of freezing food and meals. After raising 4 kids, I still tend to cook a lot. By cooking extra I can put food in the freezer and have some good, healthy quick fix meals ready in no time. Yesterday, I made 12 qts. of homemade beef vegetable soup for the freezer. I love making big batches of soup, so I have a variety in the freezer. Soon apples will be ready and I'll make a lot of... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 15:31:35 EST Valley Green's Southern-style Crab Cakes Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62251971 When I was in Charleston So. Carolina in 2005 for my Step Daughters Wedding, I attended a cooking class that made crab cakes... <BR> I'm usually NOT a fan of them as they usually use that aweful, fishy flavored crab meat ! <BR> This is made with just lump crab (as in the class) and they were just simply wonderful ! <BR> Here is a recipe that comes closest to the class recipe ! <BR> Enjoy !!! <BR> <BR> Valley Green's Southern-style Crab Cakes <BR> <BR> By Cindy DeVore valleygreennaturals <B... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:52:51 EST 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6366x13192x62243795 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins...I'd add walnuts, too ! :} <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59b80028-3a31-4a92-a866-ee34e3886f0c.jpg"> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 06:50:21 EST How to Get Rid of Tomato Blight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62235820 How to Get Rid of Tomato Blight <BR> <BR> If it is only one plant that has blight I would pull it up. Blight spreads really easily through touch. This could be your hands, or insects going from one plant to another. After touching the plant that is affected, make sure to wash your hands really well with soap and water so that it does not spread further. If it is on several plants, you will want to remove all of the leaves and branches that are affected making sure to not touch any other area... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:55:29 EST How to Can Pears Without Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18500x13192x62228009 How to Can Pears Without Sugar <BR> <BR> I decided to make some adjustments. Now, generally, canning recipes are NOT something you want to adjust too much, as usually the “rules” are in place to keep the food safe to eat (for example–getting rebellious and canning low-acid food in a water bath canner instead of a pressure canner is a BAD idea). <BR> <BR> However, after a little research I determined the edits I wanted to make would still allow me to produce SAFE canned pears with a bit les... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:44:47 EST You Know You Are A Canner When... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13192x62210072 You have a stash of thread-bare bath towels in your kitchen cupboard, for protecting your countertop. <BR> <BR> In Spring you watch the Seasonal Section of your local grocery store for when the new canning supplies come out. <BR> <BR> You consider 12 boxes of lids a good start. <BR> <BR> You count full and empty jars on almost a weekly basis. And make lists of what you have. <BR> <BR> You never have enough canning jars. <BR> <BR> Now it is your turn to fess up. LOL Sun, 9 Aug 2015 01:11:28 EST