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Mel in pasture with two miniature donkeys

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I’m Mel! I live in Idaho with my husband, 5 kids, and selection of weird farm animals. Mostly, I love dark chocolate and joggers (not jogging).

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The Best Homemade Salsa

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The Best Homemade Salsa {Fresh or For Canning}

A step-by-step canning guide to the best homemade salsa on the planet! This is the only salsa I make because it is perfect for eating right away and even better when canned and put on the shelves to enjoy all year long.