Mango Fruit Leather

Mango fruit leather has turned out to be one of my kids' favorites. The sugar is totally optional, but it makes it much sweeter and cuts the tartness. … [Read more...]

Lemon Lime Soda Jelly

This Lemon Lime Soda Jelly is delicious. I added a fresh lemon and a fresh l fresh lime to the mix  to give it a rich, tangy flavor. It will … [Read more...]

Cream Soda Jelly

Cream you like yours red or amber colored? I chose the amber colored version for my cream soda jelly. I like the flavor better. Plus, I … [Read more...]

Homestead Beef Jerky

This beef jerky recipe has been used in our family for many years. I love the flavor. It tastes like it was dried over a wood fire. We have also used … [Read more...]

Grape Soda Jelly

Up next, Grape Soda Jelly. I think this would probably be my sister's favorite soda. She loves all things purple or grape flavored. This soda jelly, … [Read more...]

Orange Soda Jelly

I remember growing up, this was one of my favorite flavors of soda, plus orange was my favorite color. I added orange juice to my orange soda … [Read more...]

What is Pectin and How Does it Work?

Each year I fill a good portion of my pantry with jams and jellies made from fresh fruits and, believe it or not, vegetables harvested from our … [Read more...]

Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Chutney, Relish, Compote, and Chowchow/Piccalilli

What's the Difference? Salsa, pico de gallo, chutney, relish, compote, and chowchow/piccalilli are are all chopped up fruits or vegetables with … [Read more...]

Root Beer Jelly

I know, root beer is not exactly on the healthy side of food preservation and canning, but you have to admit, it’s kind of fun. Plus it makes a great … [Read more...]

Grape Jelly

Grape jelly, especially Concord grape, is one of my kids’ favorite jellies.  We used unsweetened grape juice that was made of a blend of grape … [Read more...]