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...]

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...]

Jellies, Jams, Preserves, Marmalade, Butters, and Conserves

What’s the difference? Jellies, jams, preserves, marmalade, butters, and conserves are all considered soft fruit spreads. They are simple to make and … [Read more...]

Homemade Blueberry Jam

Blueberries are ONE of my favorite berries (it’s hard to pick a favorite). Making them into blueberry jam is the simplest way to preserve them to … [Read more...]

Canning Tomatoes

All fruits and vegetables taste better straight from the garden or fresh from the farmer’s market. This is truer for tomatoes than any other produce. … [Read more...]

Canning Peaches

Canning Peaches is a great way to preserve your own harvest or put up this sweet fruit from your local Farmer's Market. Every year we get many bushels … [Read more...]