The book arrived in the mail today, and I couldn't be happier. There are lots of nice recipes in this book, variations on basics and interesting flavor combinations. The best part, for me, is reading everyone else's bio and seeing the wide variety of people out there who have gotten into preserving for so many reasons.
Go ahead and check out the cookbook for yourself (I am not compensated for plugging the book, I'm just so excited to see my name and photo in print) - it's available for preorder. While you're at it, go to Linda Amendt's website: www.lindajamendt.com. Canning is but one of her many talents!
Do you know what makes it totally awesome? Seeing the looks on my kids' faces when they saw my photo IN A BOOK.