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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.

Fireworks Fun & Safety

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Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. Millions of Americans enjoy professional fireworks displays on Independence Day. But in addition to their community’s display, some families set off their own fireworks. Amid the festivities shared by friends and family, don’t overlook safety.

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.

Sparkler Safety Tips

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Sparklers light up a summer evening with their crackling glow and glowing trail of light. Follow these safety tips to enjoy lighting sparklers with friends and family this Fourth of July.

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.

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!

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: 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 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.

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