Canning Recipes. 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.  

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!!!

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe – No cooking or canning required!

Have you always wanted to make your own jam, but you are worried about the canning process? Or is the temperature just too hot to turn on the stove top? If either is the case, or if you just want a quick and easy way to make jam, this is the perfect recipe for you. [caption…

The Perfect Dill Pickle Recipe – And The Secret To Crisp Pickles!

What is it about a dill pickle that everyone loves? Of course there is the anticipation of the pleasant tangy flavor that makes you salivate before even taking the first bite, but there is something even more important - the audible crunch of the perfect crispy pickle! We love our tried and true dill pickle…

Making Your Own Chipotle Peppers From Jalapeno’s

This week we had our first true freeze of the fall season.  Fortunately, we were able to pick the last of the peppers before nature turned down the thermostat. That left us with a plethora of peppers to try to can, freeze, and dry. A…

7 Secrets To Successful Canning – How To Preserve This Year’s Harvest!

Now is the time to get ready for a successful canning and preserving season! One of the best things about growing your own food is keeping it the year around for great homemade taste! For an individual who wants to start canning for the first time, or for the seasoned veteran, here are a few secrets…

Canned Pasta Sauce Recipe – Fresh From The Garden

Tomato Season is here! The daily pickings have increased from a bowl full to a bushel full - and that means it's time to make and can our pasta sauce.  Along with salsa and tomato juice - it is probably the one item on the canning shelf we use the most. …

Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe – Quick and Easy to Eat Fresh or Canned

We have picked our first cucumbers from the garden and that means it is time to make sweet pickle relish. This year we planted our cucumber plants in straw bale crates and they are thriving. And, just in time! With…

How To Easily Preserve Tomatoes – No Canning Required!

When most people think about how to preserve tomatoes, images of spending hours in the kitchen, sweating over a hot pot of boiling water, during the dog days of summer appear. However, this year, it is time to take a new look on how to save those tomatoes before they go bad. In fact, preserving…

Candied Jalapeno Recipe – A Great Use For All Of Those Jalapenos!

At the beginning of each summer, it seems like a great idea to plant several jalapeno plants in our garden.  And by the end of the summer I seem to ask my self the same question every year...."What am…

Garlic Dill Pickle Canning Recipe

For us - nothing can beat the taste of a Garlic Dill Pickle! In fact, it quite simply is one of our all-time favorite canning recipes, and one of the reasons we grow so many cucumbers each year! The key is to use fresh, firm cucumbers. If you use soft cukes, your pickles will also be…

The Secrets to Canning Apple Sauce

September means many things in our house.  Kids are back to school, and the garden is transitioning into a new set of fall crops and being nourished with cover crops.  But one of the best things about September is the abundance of fresh apples from the orchard. Our orchard is still too young to produce…

How To Can Green Beans – Using a Pressure Canner

As many of our readers know, last year our purple green bean crop was enjoyed by deer, leaving Jim and I only enough to salvage a handful for our own tasting. Well this year is different - the new fence around the garden has provided the deer with a detour requiring them to walk on…

Hot and Spicy Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe – Our Secret Recipe!

Jim tells everyone about our Hot and Spicy Garlic Dill Pickle recipe. So for today's recipe of the week, we decided it was a good time to share our most famous pickle recipe.  These pickles are a favorite to anyone…

Our 10 Most Requested and Popular Canning Recipes

During the height of canning season - we seem to end up in the kitchen every day canning something from the garden.  The tomato harvest…

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Recipe – Incredible Flavor, And No Pectin Required!

When I first made strawberry rhubarb jam, it was purely out of necessity. As a young 20 something year old,  I had received a bundle of rhubarb from a friendly neighbor, and had absolutely no idea…

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