Canning

15 Things to Do With All the Apples You Need to Pick Before It Freezes!

    What a crazy swing in the weather! Last week it was 80 degrees, then it was super rainy, and then this weekend it was in the 40s! While many apples enjoy a good frost (it actually makes many of them sweeter), none of […]

How to Make Berry Jam: Video & Recipe

Went berry picking and now you have a bunch of leftover berries?? Whether it’s raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries- no worries! This simple homemade jam recipe will allow you to enjoy them all year long. (This is easily one of our most-used pantry items)   […]

Homemade Apple Cider: Using a Juicer or a Crockpot

We makes gallons of Apple Cider every fall for 2 reasons:¬† We have tons of apples and this is a great way to use them, no matter what kind they are. Actually, I think mixing different kinds of apples makes the best cider. Because we […]

Oven Roasted Marinara

I looooove homemade marinara sauce. Not only does it taste fresh, but you can really make it your own by adding extra spices or choosing to leave it chunky so you can really taste the pieces of tomato and garlic. You can follow the recipe […]

Canned Peaches

Oh my goodness these are so much better tasting than out of a can (and so much better for you too)! I used to HATE peeling peaches, but then a friend of mine gave me a tip- just wait until they’re very ripe, but not […]

Pears in Light Syrup

  These are so delicious and easy to do. They make great snacks anytime for the kids (or for you)! So pick lots of extra pears this fall for this recipe and for one of my favorites- pear applesauce!   Pears in Light Syrup Preserving […]

Applesauce

So if you’re like me, you look forward to apple picking picking every fall! But what to do with all of those apples?? We all eat as many as we want, but there’s always a few buckets left over. Here is an easy recipe for […]

Canning 101 Video- Easy Dill Pickles

    This is a start to finish video for those new to canning (or if you’ve never done pickles before). It’s super easy- this took me about 1 hour total. These are nice to have at a BBQ or even just as a snack. […]

Canning Recipe- Dill Pickles

Easy Dill Pickles for Canning A Ball Canning Recipe Preserving Method:¬†Water Bath Canning Makes about 5 (16 oz) pints Ingredients 5-6 lbs pickling cucumbers 4 cups white vinegar 4 cups water 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup pickling/canning salt 3 Tbsp pickling spice 5 bay leaves […]

Canning Basics 101 Video: Strawberry Jam

There are few things that say summer quite like homemade strawberry jam. We love going strawberry picking in June, and we love the fresh, bright red berry taste that the homemade version gives us all year. If you’ve never made jam before- no worries! I’ll […]

Canning Videos & Posts

How to Make Berry Jam: Video & Recipe

Went berry picking and now you have a bunch of leftover berries?? Whether it’s raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries- no worries! This simple homemade jam recipe will allow you to enjoy them all year long. (This is easily one of our most-used pantry items)   […]

Canning 101 Video- Easy Dill Pickles

    This is a start to finish video for those new to canning (or if you’ve never done pickles before). It’s super easy- this took me about 1 hour total. These are nice to have at a BBQ or even just as a snack. […]

Canning Basics 101 Video: Strawberry Jam

There are few things that say summer quite like homemade strawberry jam. We love going strawberry picking in June, and we love the fresh, bright red berry taste that the homemade version gives us all year. If you’ve never made jam before- no worries! I’ll […]

Canning 101 Video: The Basics

If you’ve ever wanted to try canning, but you’re just not sure where to start, you’re in the right place! I’ve put together a little video going through the basic things you’ll need to know to start canning. In this video we’ll go over: Good […]