Cook easy, homemade guava jam in six simple steps. Now, you no longer have to rely on supermarkets because this sweet and preservative-free fruit jam is easy to make.
Strawberries are one of the easier things to culture, and they make a tangy and delicious probiotic condiment.
Rhubarb is a large-leafed plant with edible stalks that grows like a bad weed anywhere that it gets the opportunity to be planted. It is a very hardy perennial and can be frozen for later use.
This article explains how to make a wonderful jelly for wine lovers. Learn to make this awesome and versatile jelly at home.
Check out this fantastic method for freezing tomatoes. Use this recipe to save any excess tomatoes you may have. Use the frozen ones later to make fantastic sauces that are full of flavor.
This article contains photos and text that will teach you step-by-step how to pressure-can milk by sealing it in jars for long-term storage.
This recipe is about pressure canning green beans. By preserving my own food, not only do I get to control the ingredients that go into the food we're eating, but I get to provide my family with delicious, nutritious food all year round.
If you love hot peppers and banana peppers, you will love these recipes for pickled peppers. Can them at the peak of freshness for delicious peppers year-round.
Candy Apple Jelly is a simple apple jelly recipe that uses only four ingredients. The jelly tastes like baked apples, and makes a wonderful Christmas or Thanksgiving gift!
Of all the vegetables I can each year, tomatoes have to be my favorite. My instructions are easy to follow, and the photos will help you, too. You're going to love having jars of tomatoes you canned yourself.
Freezing corn is a great way to preserve all of that summer goodness, and it's easy to do! Here are some simple instructions so you can enjoy fresh corn all year.
Learn how to prepare your foods for storage, canning or freezing. This article explains what I do to prepare my food and why I choose to can or freeze it.
I'll walk you through pressure-canning your own black-eyed peas, including soaking them overnight ahead of time and raw-pack canning in boiling water. I also share some of my tips and tricks for water-bath canning and pressure-canning many other items.
Many people are afraid to try to preserve vegetables because they think it is difficult or are fearful of making someone sick from botulism. But if you follow sound canning procedures, you can succeed!
Home canning your own chicken can save you money—and you will know there aren't any preservatives added. I'll teach you how to do it yourself.
Celebrate the grand garden season finale. Here are some faster, space-saving methods to harvest and store garden produce at its best.
Are you wondering what to do with your bounty of beautiful chilies? Why not freeze them so that they can be available to use whenever you want to add a bit of spice to your life.
Strawberry freezer jam is a great treat you can put on your ice cream or your toast. By packaging it, you can turn it into a nice gift. It's yummy, too!
I purchased my packages of gizzards and hearts at our local Walmart. I planned to pickle them. In Dallas, Texas, apparently, they deep fry them and are fondly remembered as the people go north!
Green peppers provide several nutrients and benefits to your body and health. They also taste great, whether they are in your spaghetti sauce or fresh on a salad. These are great fruit!
My husband and I go a bit overboard when we see good sales. We capitalized on a pineapple sale we found. I want to show you how to take advantage of canning your own pineapple!
If you have cellar space and you love home-grown green beans, this is a great way to preserve your harvest (or farmer's market bargain).
Many mason jar canning lids contain BPA which acts like estrogen in the body, disrupting normal hormone regulation. BPA-free claims may not be enough. Find out how to find healthy canning jars.
This article includes text and photos to teach you step-by-step how to preserve winter squashes or pumpkins by pressure canning.
A step-by-step illustrated guide showing you how to prepare and can wild plums in a sweet-spicy syrup—a wonderful treat.
When your chickens produce too many eggs to use fresh, or you find a good sale on eggs, preserve some for later consumption using an old-fashioned method. Store eggs in your basement or closet.
I freeze greens from my garden every year, and they taste as delicious as fresh-from-the-garden. It's an easy process to learn. Read on for all the details.
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
Learn how to dehydrate food and save money. Dehydrating food takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food when it's at its prime.
This recipe for oven-baked baby tomatoes is very easy and suitable for a beginner cook. Use it as an appetizer, spread, sauce, covering for meat or fish, or an omelette filling.
Home canning is simple and can be a great skill to learn. I think it's economical and healthy because no chemicals are added during the process. It's also a great way to store extra food!
Pressure-canning your own homemade chicken broth is easy, and having it available in your cellar is convenient and inspiring.
A guide to making the perfect homemade blackcurrant jam. This recipe is delicious and full of vitamin C.
This article is about water bath canning peach salsa. This process is really quick and easy. We get an amazing end product that we can enjoy all year round. This salsa is slightly spicy and really sweet—filled with all kinds of wonderful fruit and vegetables. I highly recommend it!
Is your jam thin and runny? Here are all the ways you can make great jam using low-pectin fruit, with example recipes.
Through photos and text, I'll show you step-by-step how to make delicious sweet pickle sticks from cucumbers. Canning process included.
Making cherry and black grape jam in the crockpot is going to be so easy, you'll be surprised that you didn't think to do this for yourself before now. This recipe turns juicy cherries and crispy grapes into a sweet, smooth, yummy concoction that you can enjoy with toast or biscuits.
How do you turn 400 pounds of tomatoes into 92 quarts of wonderful smoky sauce in one day? With an outdoor evaporator and the help of several friends, of course.
Pressure canning chicken is easy, and it gives you access to meat for quick meals, as well as cellar stock for emergencies and a DIY lifestyle.
Love watermelon and want to eat it year-round? Pickled watermelon packs a little summer in every jar.
Green peas are nutrient-dense. They are very delicious. This veggie is seasonal. Hence, buy them when they are abundant and preserve them for the future. Here's an easy way to preserve them at home.
I am so happy to still have my grandmother's old food mill. Making homemade applesauce and chokecherry jelly is easy, fun, tasty, and satisfying. See the videos in this post, and then get busy!
This recipe will help you with pressure-canning sweet corn off the cob. Summertime is wonderful, if not just because corn is in season, and the best of it goes on sale at my local organic food store. We love everything about corn, like cream corn, corn broth, tamales, and especially corn on the cob.
Pickles from zucchini? Yes, crisp and full of flavor! You'll be amazed at how delicious these pickles are.
This article details the advantages and disadvantages of home food preservation. We will explore food that is fresh, root-cellared, and frozen.
Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space and there is no freezer burn.
This is a very easy but tasty recipe for pickling fresh jalapeños. They are so succulent that you will be putting them on everything you can—from sandwiches and homemade burgers to salads.
Making the most of your homegrown tomatoes: a guide to cooking and preserving tomatoes for use all year round with some useful recipes.
If you've never tasted a gooseberry, June is the perfect time. Make a tasty jam from these green berries, and surprise your friends with the fresh, sweet, tart flavor, as well as the unusual color.
I've made a lot of baby food in the past year. I prefer to make it at home because I know exactly what goes into it. I'd love to share my experiences with you.
This recipe is focused on pressure canning black beans. By preserving your own food, not only can you control the ingredients in the food you make— providing your family with more nutritious food—but you also get the satisfaction of making food for your family.
Nothing beats the fresh taste of homemade beef jerky. Say goodbye to the massively preserved, store-bought bags and find true comfort with homemade beef jerky recipes.
You're going to love this delicious homemade mixed berry jam for water-bath canning. Filled with deliciously fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries (and just a hint of honey), the burst of flavor you are going to experience when eating this jam is going to blow your mind.
I love pickled beets, and I enjoy canning. This article will show you how to pickle beets and then can them for storage!
Here's an easy storage method for fresh root vegetables. It's suitable for carrots, beets, and many others—Irish potatoes and similar tubers, too.
Here is a guide to making your own homemade berry jam with step-by-step instructions, photos, and a video.