CS-026: My Biggest Canning Mistake Ever | Plus 3 Simple, Tasty Recipes

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Welcome to the Canning Season Podcast Series!

You may listen to the episode below, or view the complete series with:
iTunes / Canning Season

First I talk about the biggest canning mistake I’ve ever made in my kitchen.  Then, I walk you through three simple recipes I use that take advantage of home canned goods while also making a great addition to your meals.

Sometimes you can work really hard on something only to have the whole thing go wrong because of the simplest of mistakes.  Other times, the simplest combination of ingredients can bring about delightful – and tasty – results.   In today’s show you get some of each.  

Recipes from Today’s Show –

Cocktail Sauce      

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • About ¼ cup horseradish (Use less if unsure and add more gradually to taste)
  • Lemon juice, a splash or two
  • Hot sauce (optional), a splash or two to taste


Russian / Thousand Island Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Options –

  • Worcestershire sauce – 1-2 shakes
  • Horseradish, to taste
  • Minced onion, shallot, or scallions
  • Hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • Parsley, minced
  • Chives


Tartar Sauce

  • ¼ - ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Sweet relish, add 1 tsp at a time, to taste
  • Lemon juice – a splash or two
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Options –

  • Worcestershire sauce – 1-2 shakes
  • Minced onion, shallot, or scallions
  • Capers, diced, about 1 tbsp


Helpful Links --

This is an affiliate link for those cleats I talked about in today’s show that I wear over my shoes to make my winter time walks much safer for me.  I feel sooo (!) much more secure when walking Philly now that I wear these.  

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