We got a ton of free banana peppers from my husband’s uncles’ garden. Now, we don’t like eating them any other way, but pickled and in our sandwiches. We are particular about our banana peppers. We like them to taste like the vlassic ones or like the kind you can get at subway. So I searched high and low for a recipe that would make the perfect banana peppers. I found one that seemed to fit the bill, and tweaked it a little and they are perfect! My husband said they were even better then his Mom’s recipe. (He almost never pays me that compliment) So that means they are good!
Here’s the recipe: (this made 4 pint jars for me)
1.) Slice your banana peppers into rings like this:
2.) Put them into your sanitized jars. (To sanitize the jars, boil them for 5 minutes)
3.) Mix your brine:
5 c. white vinegar
1 c. water
4 tsp. of Pickling Salt
2 T. Sugar
2 garlic cloves
Put all of this into a pot and bring to a boil. Once it has boiled for 2 minutes remove the garlic cloves.
4.) Pour the brine over your pepper rings, leaving 1/2 inch headspace
5.) Add 1/4 tsp. of crisper granules to each jar (You can find this in the canning section, it will keep the peppers from getting soggy)
6.) Put your sanitized lids and rims on (Sanitize them the same way you did the jars) When you put the rims on, make sure you don’t put it on to tight, just turn it ’til it’s secure, but not completely tight.
7.) Lower into your hot water bath and make sure the water completely covers the jars. Put the lid on the pot and boil for 10 minutes.
8.) Take out and allow to cool. You should hear the lids pop as they seal. Whatever ones don’t seal place in the fridge for safe storage. Allow 1 week before eating!
So, I just got a Swiffer for my kitchen and bathroom floor. I used the wet towel they gave me and it left my floor clean, but it kinda felt sticky. Now, I had to find something to clean my entire floor. I don’t have any floor cleaner yet, so I figured I would make my own. After searching on Google, I found something that was simple, and sounded like it would work. It does! My floor sparkles and is no longer sticky.
Here’s the recipe for 1 Gallon of Floor Cleaner:
1 c. of White Vinegar
1/2 c. of Lemon Juice
1 T of Dish Soap
1 Gallon of Water
Airtight Container to Store it in
(I made half the recipe and put it into and old juice container)
1) Fill your container more than halfway with the amount of water you are suppose to have in it.
2) Then add your Vinegar, Lemon Juice, and Dish Soap
3) Add the rest of the water. Put the cap on, and shake.
4) Make a label for your container, and make it cute!
( I already used some, so that it why mine isn’t full. Yours should be full when you are done making it! Happy Scrubbing!
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P.S. You can also do it along the bottom, that way you can hang pants on them and they wont slide off.
Now this is simple and helpful! You probably don’t even need to buy anything!
Cereal Container (maybe use one you already have or find it cheap at a garage sale!)
A plastic grocery bag
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I made this when I had guests over last week and it was a major hit! This one is definitely a keeper!
8 Large Russet Potatoes
1 T. of Butter
1/2 c. of small onion, minced
salt and pepper
1/2 c. of Butter, melted
1/2 c. of Half and Half
1/2 c. of Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 tsp. Paprika
2 T. Parsley
1. Boil Potatoes for 10 min. Let them cool so you can handle them. Then peal off the skins.
2. Place the pealed potatoes in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
4. Grease a 9×13 inch pan with 1 T. of butter. Then grate 2 potatoes into the pan, sprinkle with about 1/4 of the onion, sprinkle with salt and pepper and repeat until you are out of potatoes.
5. Drizzle the melted butter, whipping cream, and half and half over the top. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
6. Bake for 30 min. (Until center is warm and the top is light brown and sort of crunchy)