Recipes Archives - Melissa K. Norris

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Aug 24

Fermented Pickles – Quick & Easy Old-Fashioned Recipe

By Melissa Norris | Fermenting , Food Preservation , Healthy Snacks , Miscellaneous , Podcast , Recipes

A half gallon and a pint jar filled with fermented pickles sitting on the counter.

Ever needed a fermented pickle recipe? Yes, the answer is yes. These garlic and dill pickles are naturally fermented and result in a salty and sour pickle that’s both crunchy and reminiscent of a classic old-fashioned deli pickle. Unlike water-bath canned pickles made with vinegar, these are fermented in a saltwater brine and boast healthy […]

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Aug 18

Canned Tomato Sauce Recipe (+ Water-bath & Pressure Canning)

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Pressure Canning , Recipes , Water Bath

Jars of canned tomato sauce on a countertop.

Home-canned tomato sauce from vine-ripened tomatoes may as well be an entirely new product as there is no comparison to store-bought. It’s incredibly easy to make and you can water bath or pressure can it for long-term food storage. Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial for my favorite canned tomato sauce recipe and enjoy it spiced […]

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Jul 07

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe (Canning Instructions)

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes

Homemade cherry pie filling is delicious and easy, perfect in pies, cobblers, on top of cheesecakes, ice cream, swirled into yogurt or oatmeal. Make this with fresh or frozen cherries for a treat all-year-round! While cherries can be hard to grow here in the Pacific Northwest, when rain tends to split the skin just as […]

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Jun 05

Strawberry Jam Recipe without Pectin and Low Sugar

By Melissa Norris | Canning Recipes , Food Preservation , Food Preservation - Canning , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes , Water Bath

two jars of strawberry jam sitting on a tabletop with fresh strawberries around it.

This low sugar no pectin strawberry jam recipe is our favorite. Step by step tutorial for a homemade strawberry jam without pectin and tons of flavor. Every home needs an easy strawberry jam recipe without pectin (specifically store-bought pectin) and low sugar. Because I’m a firm believe your jam shouldn’t have more sugar than it […]

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