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Put ‘Em Up! by Sherri Brooks Vinton June 22, 2012

Filed under: adult non-fiction — Bethany @ 10:05 pm
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This cookbook is billed as “a comprehensive home preserving guide for the creative cook from drying to freezing to canning and pickling.”  It contains step-by-step directions for different methods of preservation as well as recipes.  It caters to the beginner, filled with reassurances about the safety and ease of home preservation.

The author’s anecdotes add a personal touch to this comprehensive, easy-to-understand cookbook.  I’m inspired to try canning!


Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese January 25, 2012

Filed under: adult non-fiction — Bethany @ 7:34 pm
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This book was awesome!  Each recipe has a story or background information, the level of “hassle” to make it at home, the cost of the homemade version versus the name brands, and the recipe itself.  Even the recipes I have no intention of making at home, I read and enjoyed the author’s comments and research.  I am now prepared to make homemade yogurt!


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