We had a canning failure!

Our canning failure

In a recent canning session, we had a canning failure.  While this failure is common for many, this was the first time we experienced it.  This occurred in our canning session for bread and butter pickles which we shared recently on our blog.  This was disappointing but we tried to remind ourselves that it can happen to anyone.  And no one, not even the most experienced canners are able to avoid this completely.

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Canning Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Making and canning your own chocolate sauce couldn’t be any easier. As long as you have the ingredients on hand, canning supplies and are comfortable water bath canning, you can easily make chocolate sauce to add to your long-term food storage at a fraction of the cost. This chocolate sauce is very versatile and can be used to top ice cream or other desserts, to make chocolate milk or hot cocoa or any other way you see fit.

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