How to make Bottling, Sealing or Stamp Wax

Small jars of my hot sauce recipe sealed and stamped with bottling wax with a sisal rope to aid in removing the wax when opening.  I ended up making bottling/sealing wax when I was making invitations to an event I was planning.  I wanted to seal the envelopes with wax and a stamp for that … Continue reading How to make Bottling, Sealing or Stamp Wax

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Plant Based Baked Jalapeño Pepper Poppers

I have made many variations of this recipe, including filling the entire pepper and deep-frying after dipping in aquafaba and rolling in flour and crumbs.  That version always ends up messy and way too much work. And of course, the risk of working with hot oil.   You'll be treated like a kitchen rock star if … Continue reading Plant Based Baked Jalapeño Pepper Poppers

Hot and Spicy Pickled Jalapeño Peppers with Garlic

It's pickling time, no it doesn't mean the great weather is over, but it does mean that our gardens and markets are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Take advantage of this and try your hand at canning.  I don't have a huge spice tolerance, but Mr. Handy can eat the hottest peppers in the … Continue reading Hot and Spicy Pickled Jalapeño Peppers with Garlic