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Charcoal Grilling Tips | Quick Tips When Grilling with Charcoal

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When it comes to grilling out, cooking with charcoal can give your food a wonderful flavor. Read our charcoal grilling tips to find out what you need and some quick tips to help you when you grill.

How To Make Blueberry Jam

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Making and canning your own blueberry jam is not as tricky as you might think! Whether you have years of experience making preserves or just a little, this simple recipe will tantalize you with the taste of summer blueberries year-round!

Gas Grilling Safety Tips

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The National Fire Protection Association reminds us that June and July are peak months for gas grilling accidents making this the perfect time for a refresher course on the following safe grilling tips.

Deep Fried Turkey Instructions

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Southern States provides step-by-step instructions on deep frying your turkey, as well as suggestions to make it a feast your family remembers! Deep frying turkeys is quickly becoming a popular recipe and often outdoors cooking systems like the King Kooker turkey cooker is used. Southern States has everything you need to prepare a succulent turkey including several different models of cookers, oil and seasonings.

Gas Grilling Tips | Grilling With Gas

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Follow these easy tips from our Southern Cooking experts. Try cooking side dishes and vegetables in foil on the grill while cooking the main course. Some ideas: wrap potatoes or garlic bread in foil, create a foil tray to cook mushrooms in butter or soy sauce, or use a foil packet to steam mixed vegetables.

Home Canning Series: I: Introduction

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Unsure what to do with that bumper crop of vegetables and fruits from the garden this summer? Southern States will guide you through preserving your fruits and vegetables by canning them in Mason jars to enjoy year round.

Home Canning Guide | How-To Can At Home

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If you are trying home canning for the first time or just need a great reference guide, the USDA offers a Complete Guide To Home Canning. Download the full canning guide here.

Home Canning Series - II: Watermelon Rind Pickle

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Watermelon Rind Pickle is an old southern favorite. There are many variations on how it is made. This recipe is a two day process.

Home Canning Series: III: Canning Methods

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Various methods of preserving food in mason jars in the home kitchen are described.

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