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Vodka Cranberry Popsicle Recipe

Once I declared this year The Year of the Popsicle,  my Popsicle making experiments are going well. I am getting kiddos that hate anything remotely healthy to eat my variations of juice and fruit pops, which makes me happy. Now it is time for something more a bit more grown up Vodka Popsicles! Pin this homemade Popsicle recipe for later! Share it with your friends! Oh yes, my friends, I'm ready to teach you how to make booze infused Popsicles because I can't invite you over for a BBQ and a taste of my delicious experiment. I would if I could but my yard is too small to host of all you.

My New (to Me) Canning Equipment!

I got over my fear of canning and canned spiced blueberry jam. Now that I know canning jam doesn't take all day or bushels of fruit I want to do more of it. I looked into buying some of the equipment many of you agreed I didn't absolutely need to can food but will make the job easier and is nice to have.

After not winning it at the drawing at The Easton Farmers Market (waaah!) I bought the Ball Home Canning Discovery kit because I wanted something to keep the full jars of jam from flopping around in my stockpot while they cooked/processed/did the thing that makes sure you don't kill people with botulism. It's 10 bucks, comes with three jars (I need those too), and the silicone basket thingy squishes into a drawer when you aren't using it. How perfect for me and my small kitchen!

Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit

After I bought it, I mentioned my purchase and recent canning escapades to my mom. She asked me if I could return the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit. I told I could but didn't want to because I didn't know where she was going with the conversation.



Where she went was to her garage. My mom gave me her old canning equipment!

I have a canning pot, rack, jar lifter, canning funnel, and a few jars too.


I will definitely use it. Husband and I are trying our hand at creating a covert front yard vegetable garden. I think we did a little too well at our first attempt.


I have to do something with all of these cucumbers! 

Good thing Husband likes pickles.

Help a canning newbie out. What are your favorite canning cookbooks?




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Comments

Athena said…
I am new to canning but my mom always canned. So far my daughter and I have made apple jelly and grape jelly. And guess what - no fruit needed - we made them from juice. Awesome and easy. I do have the recipe on my blog if you are interested. I want to try pickles and salsa next...
Rivki Locker said…
I am terrified of canning. I think it's the only food preparation I've never tried. I have fears of killing my loved ones with my horribly spoiled goods. Burning my arms while reaching into scalding water to rescue my jam. You are a brave soul.
Rivki - Try making freezer jam instead of canning. You do everything to make jam with the exception of putting the jars in a canning pot. It's much less intimidating.