Cooking with Lou

Mom’s Chili Sauce

– Posted in: Vegetables
Chili Sauce

Chili sauce is sweet, tangy, and can have a little heat if you like.  Mother didn't add the heat factor, but I do. So the recipe that follows has some added hot peppers that you can add.....or not. For the most part, this is the recipe that was published by The Ball Brothers Company (the [...]

Canning Tomatoes: Tomato Juice

– Posted in: Vegetables
tomato juice

I learned how to can tomatoes when I was quite young (around 10 or 11). My job was grinding the tomatoes through the food mill.  My mother, grandmother and older sister took on the cooking and boiling water steps. I couldn't see over the top of the canning pot. We had tomatoes growing in our [...]