The Best Ways to Store Zucchini

We have made just about every recipe we can think of with zucchini.  We have sauteed zucchini on the stove, we have cooked them on the barbecue grill and have even incorporated them into other dishes.  We have made several different breads, cakes and desserts.  As much as we love the beloved zucchini, we are running out of not only ideas but the appetite for zucchini.  If you are like us and continue to harvest zucchinis from your garden and would like some other ideas, you can preserve zucchini for future use.  Here are some of the best ways we have found to store zucchini.

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Canning Bread and Butter Pickles

Canning Bread and Butter Pickles

We harvested another round of cucumbers from our garden and wanted to bring you along in our process of canning bread and butter pickles.  We decided to preserve these as bread and butter pickles since we previously canned dill pickles.  We weren’t able to find a recipe in the Blue Ball Canning Book for these pickles and therefore had to review several recipes online and develop our own bread and butter pickle recipe.  As you scour the internet, you will find many variations to this recipe.  We found many recipes where people made refrigerator pickles and did not can the pickles, however, we wanted to find a canning recipe so that we could add these pickles to our long-term food storage in our pantry.  The great thing is that any pickle recipe can be canned.

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Money Saving Grocery Tips

How to save money on your groceries

Today we wanted to share our money saving grocery tips with you. We have a fairly strict grocery budget each and every month as we are working on becoming debt free. Therefore, we do everything we can to reduce the household expenses that we have control over. One of these budgets is our monthly grocery budget. We are working to keep this budget under $600 per month which includes food, eating out, and household expenses.

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