Coastal Kitchen

Canning Green Beans

Canning or Bagging Green Beans (and other veggies)

  Throughout August, we’ve shared some canning basics, including how to create freezer jam and proper techniques for canning apple pie filling. This week, we’ll be sharing some downhome advice on canning and storing vegetables for your wintertime family meals. Canning Directions are Essential   If you have a question about canning and food preservation, […]

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Canning Apple Pie Filling

  Throughout August, we’ve been sharing some canning basics, including last week’s freezer jam. This week, check out our canning how-to for apple pie filling. Always Follow the Directions Oregon State University Extension Service and Washington State University Extension Service offer recipes and advice. Have questions? Call OSU’s food safety and preservation hotline now through […]

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Making Jam

Making Fresh Fruit Jam and Freezing Berries

  Throughout August, we’re covering some of the basics of canning, including a few how-to ideas to help you get started. This week, we’ll cover freezer jam, or fresh fruit jam and how to freeze berries so you can enjoy them all winter long. Always Read the Directions and Consult the Pros Oregon State University […]

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Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 Ways to Enjoy Chocolate Chip Cookies Made on a Traeger

If you like chocolate chip cookies, you’re going to love this Traeger recipe and three yummy suggestions on how to enjoy the finished product. A set of directions and a short list of ingredients can be found below the how-to video.   Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt […]

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Canning Mistakes

How to Avoid Canning Mistakes

  Canning has been an American staple for well over 150 years, with the first Mason jar invented back in 1858. Over that time, country folk have perfected some great canning recipes to safely store food over long periods of time. Here are a few things people have learned about canning over generations and how […]

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Berry S’mores Slab on the Grill

Yes, S’mores are great. But these are even better. Heat up your grill and treat the whole family to these berry good summertime treats. You’ll find quick directions and a short list of ingredients below the video.   Ingredients 8 whole graham crackers 1¼ cup mini marshmallows 2 oz. dark chocolate (60-90%) 1 cup fresh […]

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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

Enjoy some grillin’ and chillin’ with this fun and easy recipe. Get your ingredients together, heat your grill, and watch the entire family come running. Directions and a list of what you’ll need can be found below the how-to video.                                                                                                       Ingredients 1 fresh lime 2 cloves garlic (minced) 2 teaspoons olive oil ½ […]

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Which Pan to Use

Choosing Cast Iron or Nonstick

  While it might not be worthy of a philosophical debate, there are strong feelings about cookware – specifically, when it comes to cast iron versus nonstick. Which one is right for you and your cooking techniques? For most of us, both come in handy. Here’s why. Cast Iron is the King When you buy […]

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Cheddar Corn Chowder

Cheddar Corn Chowder with Bacon

Soup’s on! Rustle up your list of ingredients, and in no time at all you’ll be serving your family this delicious, hearty soup. Directions and more below the how-to video.                                                   […]

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Roasted Garlic & Lemon Mustard

Roasted Garlic & Lemon Mustard

Add a little spice to your life, dinner, and snack trays with a few jars of roasted garlic and lemon mustard. Gather up your ingredients, some Ball canning jars, and have fun making this wonderful condiment. Directions and more below the how-to video.                                                                                                       Ingredients ¾ cups dry white wine ½ cup yellow mustard […]

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Sweet Pepper Poppers

Sweet Pepper Poppers

The perfect super Sunday snack for the whole family is waiting for you. All you need are some simple ingredients and some even simpler step-by-step directions to cook up these tasty touchdown tidbits. You’ll find the list of ingredients and directions below the how-to video.   Ingredients 1 pound sweet mini peppers (tops cut and […]

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Soup’s on! Preheat the oven, compile some wholesome ingredients into your Lodge Dutch Oven cookware, and listen for the “yummy” happiness from your family. Ingredients and directions below the how-to video.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1-inch chunks) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper […]

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Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Bourbon BBQ Sauce Made on the Grill

They say the best gifts are the ones you make yourself. This special BBQ sauce is no exception. Get your list of ingredients together, warm up the Traeger, and enjoy this wonderful, anytime condiment that makes the perfect gift and puts you on every “nice” list. Your directions and a list of ingredients are below […]

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Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Homemade for the Holidays: Smoked Teriyaki Jerky

The holidays are packed with savory and sweet creations. To shake things up a little, this one is almost entirely made of meat. Making your own teriyaki jerky isn’t tough. All you need are a handful of ingredients and some free time amid the gift wrapping and holiday movie watching. Get the directions and a […]

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Blender Salsa

Homemade for the Holidays: Blender Salsa

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a jar of blender salsa. Make a few for your family or give them out as gifts. This easy-to-make and even easier-to-enjoy creation is sure to be a favorite.                     What You’ll Need ½ red onion 1 bunch cilantro (wash and cut off large […]

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How to Carve a Turkey

Coastal 101: Carving Your Thanksgiving Turkey

  Ever wonder how your mom, dad, or other relative got to be so good at carving the Thanksgiving turkey? The answer is almost always practice. Plus, someone probably shared a few helpful, step-by-step directions. This year, impress everyone at the dinner table with this week’s Coastal 101. Coastal tip: All you really need is […]

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Stuffed Pumpkin

Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin with Gruyere, Bacon & Green Onion

  It might be a mouthful to say, but each savory bite of this creation is certain to make it a fall favorite in your household. Get yourself a smallish pumpkin, rustle up the ingredients, and have fun making a roasted stuffed pumpkin for your family. You’ll find the directions and a list of ingredients […]

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

Upside-Down Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

The name of this delicious treat might make it sound complicated, but with a short list of ingredients and a few step-by-step directions, you can create this fun and delicious anytime treat. Whether you serve it for breakfast or an afternoon dessert is totally up to you. You’ll find directions and a list of delightful […]

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Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

Whether you’re into cute Halloween decorations or something a bit spookier, everyone can agree on this yummy treat that’s as easy to make as it is to eat. You’ll find the ghoulish step-by-step directions and a list of eerie ingredients below the how-to video.   Ingredients ½ cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup water ¼ cup […]

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Zucchini Bites

Zucchini Bites

Looking for something to make with all that zucchini your garden produced this year? We have you covered with this fun, easy, and delicious recipe. Add in your favorite dipping sauce, and you’ll be looking for more zucchini to whip-up another batch. Recipe directions and list of ingredients are below the how-to video.   Ingredients […]

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