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...]

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...]

Storing Canning Jars, Lids, and Rings

It's a bad day in the world of canning when you pull out your stored canning jars and find that little critters have made a home in them. I … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza Sauce

My kids love pizza and we go through a lot of pizza sauce. I decided it was time to come up with my own pizza sauce recipe. I started to experiment … [Read more...]

Homemade Apple Butter

Homemade Apple Butter was one of the first things I ever canned on my own. It's super simple to make, delicious, and great to give away … [Read more...]

How to Make Applesauce

Applesauce is a staple in our house. We always have some on the pantry shelf or in the refrigerator. It's simple to make and so much better when … [Read more...]

Crab Apple Sauce

Crab Apple Sauce is sweet, tart, delicious, and reminds me of my childhood. My parents have lives in an old farmhouse for over fifty years. It’s … [Read more...]