I have never been brave enough to use a pressure cooker as my maternal grandmother had one explode on her many years ago.
See! See! See! That's exactly what costs me my nerve. All those horror stories and then you meet the person who has a glass eyeball who casually comments that a portion of her pressure cooker took out her eye when it exploded in her face. I was aghast. Her eye looked so good I didn't even realize it was a fake but I can't imagine being reduced to one eyeball. Wonder if they take their eyeballs out at night to clean them like people take out their false teeth?
I am going to try canning though. I've been putting it off for years and no time like the present to start. How about you? If I can brave it after meeting the woman with the glass eye, maybe you can brave it?
I have the Betty Crocker Cookbook. That seemed to be the one everyone received when they got married in the early 80's. I think I'm going to order one book specifically on canning that was recommended to me in another thread and then I can just suck recipes off of other people like you. So yes, I'll take your salsa recipe. I'll probably buy that 'Putting Food By' suggested by JennyC and then I'll try to figure out which book my mom used that was just recipes. Chances are good I could find what ever she had on eBay. You know something... I know somebody who cooks very well AND is into tomatoes. Bet I could ask her for some recipes too.
Can the applesauce recipe from RecipeZaar be used to preserve applesauce?
I don't know if your mom has time or even has a computer but maybe ask her to critique that Video 3 Canning Tomatoes; Tomato Sauce & Salsa. If she thinks it's good enough, no need to write anything out. I watched it and it looked as if it covered the bases well enough. I'm sure everyone refines the process and tweaks it to suit what's best for them.
Say, at the bottom of where I'm typing there is a little area that says jump to and in the box there is a select a forum. What does that do exactly?