Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Real winter returns — a bonus when preserving meat for next year

We are having real winter weather again here in southern Michigan. The temperature has been staying cold. It sure was nice to have cold weather to get our beef all cut up. As much as I would have liked spring-like weather, I was glad for some cold weather because of the beef. Our steaks are all sliced, beef chunks canned, and I also canned some hamburger.

Food & Drink

Meat aplenty: Making pon hoss and cutting up beef

On Saturday we left at 6 a.m. to go help sister Emma and Jacob butcher three hogs. One of the hogs was for Menno (Menno is a special friend of niece Emma, 19 — Emma and Jacob’s daughter). Menno lives alone in the house Timothy (married to our Elizabeth) used to live in before he moved to the bigger place they have now.

Videos

Making peppermint candy

Piedmont Candy, located in Lexington, N.C., is famous for its corn syrup-free peppermints. Watch how they're made just in time for the holidays.
Justine Miller Charlotte Observer
Making peppermint candy 2:46

Making peppermint candy

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Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

How to spatchcock a turkey, it's easier than you think 3:29

How to spatchcock a turkey, it's easier than you think

How to make classic Green Bean Casserole 1:05

How to make classic Green Bean Casserole