We love to garden – and the only way to enjoy some of that great garden food year round is through the age old art of canning. Each fall – our goal is to fill our pantry with enough canned food to last us until next year’s garden can start producing.  Growing up, both of our families were avid canners and preservers, and we were lucky to have their knowledge and techniques passed down to us.  Below you will find recipes and helpful hints on canning and freezing from all of our previous posts.  Just click on the pictures below to go right to the post. Happy canning!!!

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Jim and Mary

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The Essentials For Canning
The Must Have Tools For Canning
The Must Have Tools For Canning
Fire Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Fire Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Dilly Bean Recipe - Pickled Green Beans
Dilly Bean Recipe – Pickled Green Beans
How to Can or Freeze Sweet Corn
How to Can or Freeze Sweet Corn
Crispy Dill Pickle Recipe -Low Temperature Processing
Crispy Dill Pickle Recipe
Apple Cinnamon Honey Jam Recipe
Apple Cinnamon Honey Jam Recipe
Homemade Barbecue Sauce - Sweet and Spicy
Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Simple And Delicious Homemade Ketchup
Simple And Delicious Homemade Ketchup
How To Preserve Pepper Rings - hot and mild
How To Preserve Pepper Rings
Our Top 10 Most Popular Canning Recipes
Our Top 10 Canning Recipes
How To Preserve Sweet Corn
How To Preserve Sweet Corn
Peach Preserve Canning Recipe
Peach Preserve Canning Recipe
Dill Pickle Relish Recipe
Dill Pickle Relish Recipe
The Perfect Dill Pickle Recipe
The Perfect Dill Pickle Recipe
Strawberry Freezer Jam = no cooking required
Strawberry Freezer Jam 
Strawberry Vanilla Jam Recipe
Strawberry Vanilla Jam Recipe
How to make and can chicken or vegetable stock
How to can chicken or vegetable stock
Apple pie filling ready for the canning pantry, just in time for the holiday season.
Apple Pie Filling – for canning or freezing
Roast pumpkin quarters either face down or face up - I prefer face down for easy peeling of the rind
Pumpkin Puree from fresh pumpkins
Sugar Free Apple Butter - made in the crockpot
Sugar Free Crockpot Apple Butter 
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce ready to freeze.
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
The cinnamon has been added and the applesauce is ready for the canning jars.
How to make the perfect Applesauce
Pack peppers into mason jars and pour the boiling liquid over the peppers.
Marinated Roasted Red Peppers
Strawberry Honey Jam - just 4 natural ingredients
Strawberry Honey Jam 4 ingredients
Old Fashioned Apple Butter-made in a crockpot
Old Fashioned Apple Butter
Pizza Sauce - use fresh or freeze for later use
Pizza Sauce – use fresh or freeze 
The juice heating on the stove top. Heat to a low rolling boil for 10 minutes before canning
How to make your own Tomato Juice
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Candied Jalapeno “Cowbody Candy”
Boil the salsa mixture for 15 minutes then water bath for an additional 15 minutes.
Summertime Salsa – Garden Fresh
We have more rows of green beans planned for this years garden
Canning Green Beans 
So good you can eat them right out of the jar!
Sweet Pickles – No sugar added!
Pesto made with fresh basil and ready to be used or frozen.
Preserve Basil – Pesto recipe included
Sweet Pickle Relish - fresh or canned
Sweet Pickle Relish – fresh or canned
Blueberry Syrup - Fresh or Canned
Blueberry Syrup – Fresh or Canned
Peach Habanero Salsa - sweet heat
Peach Habanero Salsa – sweet heat
Blackberry Jam - no sugar or pectin
Blackberry Jam – no sugar or pectin
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Strawberry Lemonade 
We freeze our stock in blocks to be later stored in Food Saver bags for long term storage.
Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe
Homemade Tomato Soup simmering before canning.
Homemade Tomato Soup 
Late Summer Garden Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions make a great base for a great chili
Garden Fresh Chili Recipe 
Tomato Juice - after put through the strainer
Hot and Spicy Tomato Juice 
3 jars of our canned picante salsa
Picante Salsa – a staple in our house
Hot pepper flakes ground and ready to use!
Hot pepper flakes ready to use!
Garlic Dill Pickles - sliced in chunks
Garlic Dill Pickles – sliced in chunks
The finished product!
Pasta Sauce – Stored for use all winter
Freshly chopped tomatoes beginning to cook down on the stove
Hot and Spicy Ketchup – Sweet heat 

61 thoughts on “Canning / Preserving Recipes

  • May 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm
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    So glad I found your site….you make things more simple than other prepper sites…I am not starting completly from scratch ..I am just updating my self and my skills…canning is big on my list this year…after I get back in the groove I plan on teaching others……thanks for being here…

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  • January 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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    Jim and Mary – I am wondering what kind of canning lids you use. I have used Ball lids in the past, but I understand that they may not keep longer than a year due to changes in the lids. I would like to can for long term, but this has me concerned that perhaps I can only can for short term (less than a year).

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  • January 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    What canner do you use? I am looking to buy a new one.

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  • June 26, 2015 at 11:55 am
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    I would love to get a raspberry jam recipe if you have one. Going to try the strawberry and blackberry.

    Thank you

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  • January 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm
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    Are you Jim and Mary Bystrom? A family name of mine.

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  • December 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm
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    Looking for a pickled green tomato recipe, your candied jalapeño recipe is killer, my family loves it.

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  • December 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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    Great page !!!! lots of info

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  • August 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm
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    I would love to have your recipe for kosher dill pickles

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  • August 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm
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    I am looking for a tomato garden soup. I remember we put all the veggies in jars and filled them with water and a teaspoon of salt then hot water bath for 20 or 30 min. It’s been a while so not sure if we the water or not. This is the first time on your sight and so far I really enjoy it. If you can help that would be great. Thanks Jen

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  • July 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm
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    I love your recipes and I would like to try your pasta sauce do you need to add any type of lemon juice to prevent bacteria build up. Most recipes I have seen call for lemon juice?

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  • July 20, 2014 at 10:16 am
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    Do you have a recipe for the stir fry freezer packets that you can share?

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  • July 20, 2014 at 8:58 am
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    Hi, Love your website…LOVE to Cook & do Canning also…Can’t wait to use some of your GREAT RECIPES…Thanks for sharing with us…Beautiful Flowers,Garden & Farm…Thanks again…

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  • May 4, 2014 at 1:14 am
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    Found your site yesterday, made your apple butter today–wonderful. Looking forward to making more of your recipes and using your gardening tips. One question: I have large dogs with free range over my large backyard. Can their poop contaminate the soil and prevent me from planting? I am currently using the container method, but would really love to try your raised bed system. Thanks Annie

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    • March 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm
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      Dawn – Thanks so much for the kind words!!! We are glad you found us too!

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  • February 28, 2014 at 10:36 am
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    You have some of the most amazing recipes!! I’m sharing them with my daughter.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm
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    My favorite garden site!

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  • January 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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    Thank u 4 sharing. I luv yr website.

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  • December 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm
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    is there any recipes for canning nopales.

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    • May 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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      Ok, so some of this depends on taste, but here’s my recipe:
      2# or more pads, cleaned and cut into strips. You can grill these with some salt and pepper instead of boiling for some smoky flavor.
      Boil pads in clean water. If desired, add cilantro, choppeD onion, 2 garlic cloves.
      Pack nopales and fill hot jars with liquid, leaving 1″ head space. If desired, 1 tsp canning salt per at. Or 1/2 tsp pt.
      Pressure can at 10#, 20 min. A for pts. 25 min. for qts.

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  • October 8, 2013 at 10:19 am
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    Do you have a canable( if that’s a word ;^) recipe for apple syrup that doesn’t contain corn syrup?

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:21 am
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    Planting fall cabbage. Is there another recipe for canning it besides souerkraut?

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    • October 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm
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      Hi Glenda…Not that we have – but maybe our readers might be able to help you out with one! good luck and let us know!

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      • October 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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        thank you for all your post. ALL are helpfull

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    • January 19, 2014 at 9:09 am
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      I canned it to add to soups stews and roasts. cooked it to not quite done the filled qt jars and pressure cooked as a vegetable

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  • September 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm
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    Hello, I am trying your salsa recipe right now but I don’t have apple cider vinegar on hand….I have white wine vinegar and regular vinegar on hand. Could I substitute either of those for the cider.?
    Thanks so much!!!!

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    • September 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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      You can substitute white vinegar. The cider vinegar just gives a touch more flavor but the white will work.

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      • September 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm
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        Thank you!!!! Your web site has been a wonderful source of information as I attempt to grow my own veggies in my raised bed gardens !!! I have been bit by the canning bug also so your post this morning was perfect timing!!!!

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  • September 13, 2013 at 12:38 am
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    I also want to learn to canning not sure how to get started ..how long to cook different foods.
    Any classes any where??st.petersburg fl.

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  • September 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm
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    my most favorite site is yours. I,m 58 and have been canning since my 20’s. I still find new and interesting stuff on your site. Thank you so much

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  • September 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm
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    Just going through your recipes on canning. What a wonderful blog you have!!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 12:19 am
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    looking for a recipe for jalapenos in a jar like you buy in the store. Not sure if it is water based or vinegar based. Can you help? Love your blog – great information. Thanks CJ

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  • August 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm
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    do you have recipes for table grapes? I have a ton of them. Thanks

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  • July 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm
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    Hi – I want to learn how to can but am not sure what I need to buy besides jars and lids! What do I need to buy and can you recommend a particular type of cooker? Thank you.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm
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    Would love your recipe for hot pepper mustard!

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  • July 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm
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    I would LOVE to have your mustard recipe too. 😀

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    • July 22, 2013 at 8:57 am
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      Hi Dannetta – I so wish we could…We try to share everything we can on our website and love doing so – however – the mustard recipe is an old family secret that Mary was sworn to keep private 🙁 ….. (She deosn’t even let me know!! haha) We have to keep in good graces with the family! Jim

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  • July 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm
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    Care to share your mustard recipe? Just got done pressure canning 7 pints of Cincinnati style chili…OMG makes the house smell so good and of course we had to have some on spaghetti and topped with grated cheddar cheese before we canned the rest….
    …..

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    • July 22, 2013 at 8:45 am
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      That chili sounds wonderful!!! We try to share everything we can on our website and love doing so – however – the mustard recipe is an old family secret that Mary was sworn to keep private :(….. (She deosn’t even let me know!! haha) We have to keep in good graces with the family! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Jim

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  • June 26, 2013 at 11:23 am
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    i am looking for a recipe for bread and butter pickles can u help?

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  • May 29, 2013 at 11:47 pm
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    yard sales and flea markets are another good source for jars

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  • April 3, 2013 at 9:24 am
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    Hi– I was really interested in canning last year. (Even bought a starter kit!) But the cost of the jars alone just seem to be so expensive!! Where do you suggest getting them from –that’s not so costly? (I’m also in Ohio.)
    Thanks!!

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    • April 3, 2013 at 9:33 am
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      They can be expensive – but the nice thing is that with a little care, they last year after year and pay off. This may not help now, but we usually will wait until late in the fall and buy them at stores that start to clearance them to make room for winter goods. Last year, I think we were able to purchase a couple of cases at a local Meijer store for 1/2 price. Hope that helps – and what part of Ohio are you from?

      Jim and Mary

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      • April 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm
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        Also check your goodwill stores, they may not have lids but that is the cheep part 🙂

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    • July 25, 2013 at 11:05 am
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      I’m also from Ohio. Check local yard sales, church sales, tag sales, etc for jars. Be careful of the old mayo jars for canning. They are not as reliable as regular canning jars and can break. You can tell the difference between mayo jars and canning because the canning jars will have a design or writing engraved on the outside. Mayo jars will not. Have been canning for 10 years and have had this wonderful practice passed down from my grandmothers and mother; all of whom grew up in Appalachia.
      Jeff

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    • July 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm
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      Try salvation army, resource centers, savers

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    • July 30, 2013 at 10:28 am
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      Go to an Amish store to buy your jars and lids! Much, much cheaper.

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    • August 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm
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      you can look for them at auctions and yard sales.. that is where I got most of my
      canning supplies

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  • February 26, 2013 at 7:56 am
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    I need a recipe for pickled beans. Just love em!

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    • August 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm
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      pickled beans are really easy. make brine of vinegar water and pickling salt. add to jars and process n a pressure cooker

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    • February 1, 2013 at 11:42 am
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      You know we don’t have one on the site – but we will certainly do one this year when we can them again!

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  • January 4, 2013 at 10:08 am
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    becoming a lost art, would love to see more recipies. have never tried pressure canning, but if I find something to try will certain give it a go.

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  • October 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm
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    How did you ‘cold can’ your green beans? that you shared on GNOWFGLINS?

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