This is the book for everyone who wants to preserve food—from novice to pro—with step-by-step explanations of techniques, ranging from the basics of canning to freezing, drying, fermenting, and pickling. Readers can preserve a range of produce including fruits, vegetables, herbs—anything in season can be “put by” to enjoy later. Included are techniques and recipes for jams and jellies, conserves and fruit butters, condiments, dried treats like fruit leathers and veggie chips, and freezer recipes. Also find recipes for pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, soups—even syrups. And when the tomatoes ripen all at once, check out a chapter on smart ways to preserve them.
With the basics covered, the book then moves to inventive recipes such as Honey-Lavender Peaches and Caramel Apple Jam. The experts at Better Homes and Gardens even cover lower-sugar jelly and jam options as well as no-pectin jams. Complete with printed labels to personalize jars, this book takes readers easily from produce to preserved food.
Make It, Don’t Buy It is the complete compendium for a new generation of cooks who want to make wholesome food at home instead of purchasing mass-produced items made with artificial ingredients. From cocktail mixes to pizza sauce to beef broth, everything tastes better made at home, and allows for the ultimate in personalization. Make Sriracha with just the right heat, your own herb blends, Sweet Pickle Relish that’s not too sweet, and Garden Vegetable Soup from your backyard, not a can.
More than 300 recipes and 200 photographs cover the entire pantry—beverages, breads, candy, soups, sauces, condiments, salad dressings, cheeses, jams, basic pantry items such as flavored vinegars and oils, syrups, desserts, and vegetable blends. Learn freezing, preserving, canning, pickling, drying, and more, to be a whiz in the kitchen. Whether your aim is to capture seasonal bounty, avoid additives, or enjoy homemade food, you’ll find everything for the DIY kitchen here.
Joining the successful line of canning titles from Better Homes and Gardens, this innovative guide focuses exclusively on jams and jellies. Along with all the classic recipes such as Strawberry Jam (both freezer and water-bath canned), Orange Marmalade, and Grape Jelly, it also offers fun flavor twists such as wine-herb combinations; spicy and savory concoctions perfect for making beautiful hors d’oeuvres, like Hot Pepper Jelly; and creative ideas like Carrot Cake Jam, which makes for an indulgent toast-topper.
The book showcases more than 100 delicious recipes with a photo of each, as well as step-by-step and ingredient shots where appropriate. It includes full water-bath canning information, proportion charts to help readers create their own recipes, and recipes using alternate sweeteners and low-sugar pectins. And, because they make such perfect gifts, there is a special section on wrapping and presenting jams and jellies.
Wonder Pot showcases the almost magical ease of cooking an entire meal in one item, be it a slow cooker, pressure cooker, skillet, or other common piece of kitchen equipment. Making dinner has never been easier—150 recipes feature a range of main dishes including vegetarian meals, roasted entrees, pot pies, stews, pressure cooker and slow cooker meals, and more. Make-ahead tips speed meal preparation, and nutrition information aids in meal planning. A bonus chapter of desserts—including dump cakes, cobblers, and other treats—rounds out any meal. Helpful icons highlight the type of pot to use, as well as Calorie-Smart, Fast Prep, and Dump recipes. More than 100 photos complete this stunning package, showing that cooking a one-pot dinner is both simple and wonderfully delicious.
Home canning and preserving is growing in popularity every day. It's easy and a great way to get the most from your backyard garden or farmer's market finds so that you can enjoy seasonal bounty all year long. This follow-up to Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, gives you fresh, new flavor ideas and combinations to spice up your canning and preserving. Better Homes and Gardens Can It! brings canning and preserving to a whole new level, perfect for new canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes.
Full of delicious recipes and hands-on instruction, as well as gorgeous photography, this is the book you want to add new excitement to canning fruits and vegetables! Includes more than 100 recipes with simple instructions for successFeatures 140 beautiful full-color photographs that showcase the recipes and provide instructionBonus chapter of food gifts with simple packaging ideas
For today's growing number of do-it-yourselfers and home cooks who embrace the benefits in-season produce, Better Homes and Gardens Can It! is the source for fresh, new canning and preserving ideas.
The 13x9 pan is the star of the kitchen, able to produce just about any dish from one-pan dinners to an easy big-batch dessert. This fresh collection of 150 on-trend recipes shows the pan’s prowess—find gelatin shots, Cuban sandwiches, and vegetarian main dishes. Everyone’s favorites are still here, but lightened for today’s kitchens: make-ahead breakfast dishes, slab pies, Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, cakes, and comfort foods like Beef Stroganoff and gooey Cinnamon Rolls. Looking for something new for dinner? Try stews made in the oven, Warm Roasted Barley, Kale and Apple Salad or Tuna Noodle Casserole from scratch. With ideas to customize recipes, icons to denote Make-Ahead and Crowd-Pleasing recipes, health tips and nutrition for every recipe, this book has everything for a busy cook.
Flea markets, Craigslist, and even a neighbor’s curb can yield vintage treasures that make a house sparkle. But knowing what to do with those pieces can be intimidating.
This innovative book shows homeowners how to use flea market treasures to transform a home. You will learn how to seamlessly combine pieces into a cohesive space that truly reflects your style, whether Cottage, Bohemian, Midcentury Modern, or something else. The book also includes helpful information on how to display and use esoteric, fun, and one-of-a-kind collections. Several DIY projects explain how to create fun new pieces from flea market finds, such as wall frames from vintage hand mirrors.
Flea Market Style celebrates both the thrill of the hunt and the rewards of using and displaying every special find.