Canning and Preserving

Pickled Jalapenos {Pickle Your Jalapeno Harvest

Pickled Jalapenos {Pickle Your Jalapeno Harvest

‘Tis the season for pickled jalapenos! Like it or not, the fall chill is coming. It’s time to start preserving produce before the cold weather strikes or you take your plants inside to keep them from freezing. Speaking of which, can you believe that Josè […]

How to Smoke Chipotle Peppers {A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Smoke Chipotle Peppers {A Step-By-Step Guide

I have a slight obsession with chipotle peppers. I love them for their distinctive smoky flavor and their peppery heat which can be mild to spicy depending on how they are used. Chipotle peppers are commonly used in Mexican dishes, but the chipotle flavor has […]

Jalapeño Jelly: A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Make and Can Jars

Jalapeño Jelly: A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Make and Can Jars

The three-year-old jalapeño plant I named “José Jalapeño on zee deck” has been producing mass amount of jalapeños this summer. I have been seeking new recipe ideas to use up all of the wonderful jalapeños he’s been producing. This recipe for jalapeño jelly is by far the […]

Sweet Pickles {How to Make Homemade Pickles for Canning

Sweet Pickles {How to Make Homemade Pickles for Canning

 Sweet pickles are about as traditional in the south as sweet tea. Sweet pickles should always be homemade and the cucumbers should come from your own garden. There’s nothing like sweet pickles as a snack or chopped up in potato, chicken, or tuna salad and […]

4 Ways to Preserve Basil For the Winter Months {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

4 Ways to Preserve Basil For the Winter Months {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

We are supposed to get our first frost of the season this week! If you haven’t already had a frost, hurry up and get those tender plants outside inside or say good-bye! I am actually planning to dig up my basil plant, pot it and […]

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

I absolutely adore this Mango Salsa! Last Spring, David’s sister gave me a jar of mango salsa she had canned the summer before. I ended up using the mango salsa to pour over Chicken with Mexican Rice. That recipe turned out really good, so I […]