Canning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Strawberry Jam Recipe for Canning: Regular and Reduced Sugar

Strawberry Jam Recipe for Canning: Regular and Reduced Sugar

This is a classic Strawberry Jam recipe straight from the Ball Book of Canning. I love making this one the reduced sugar way (which is still plenty sweet)!   Strawberry Jam Preserving Method:¬†Water Bath Canning Makes about 4 (8 oz) half pints Ingredients 2 2/3 […]

Canning 101 Video: The Basics

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 […]

The “basic tools” you’ll need to start canning this year!

The “basic tools” you’ll need to start canning this year!

Ok, if you’re like me you probably won’t start canning until June, when you find yourself with an overflowing amount of the first big crop of the season- strawberries! We only grow a few small strawberry plants at the house because we love to go […]