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!!!

Simple Homemade Chicken or Vegetable Stock Recipe – Can or Freeze

SNOW???? In October???  Yes, it is hard to believe that Jim and I were out in the garden this past weekend picking our last green and sweet bell peppers and 3 days later it is…

Pumpkin Butter Recipe – The Secret Ingredient To Fall Recipes

I have never been a huge pumpkin fan.  Yes, I would…

How To Preserve Sweet Corn – To Freeze or Can? That is the Question

Every Midwest town will claim that they have the best sweet corn around.  And yes, I will also claim that we have the best sweet corn in the country - as will my parents, who…

Pickled Asparagus Recipe – Preserve The Taste Of Spring!

When I first tried pickled asparagus I was pleasantly surprised at the slightly sour, yet classic flavor of the asparagus in every bite. What I wasn't happy with was the cost of jarred versions in…

How to Use A Real Pumpkin Instead of Canned Pumpkin – Easy as Pie!

Who knew it was so easy to make real pumpkin puree? This time of year we get a lot of questions about how to convert a pie pumpkin into the familiar puree found in store-bought…

How To Make Your Own Red Pepper Flakes Using Fresh Peppers

Making classic red pepper flakes is simple and easy to do and a perfect way to use up those late garden season hot peppers. Red pepper flakes that are made from…

Canning Essentials – The Whys and Hows

Canning has become a lost art in some sense. Just ask your friends if they remember their Great-Grandmother, Grandmother, or even their own parents canning vegetables when they were growing up. Most likely, a few of them…

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…

The Best Sweet Pickle Recipe – Quick, Easy and Delicious

This is the absolute best sweet pickle recipe that I have ever made or eaten! When tasting this recipe some…

Grandma’s Garden Pasta Sauce Recipe – Fresh, Canned or Frozen!

Nothing beats the taste of Garden Pasta Sauce made from fresh picked tomatoes, peppers, and onions, especially if they come from your own backyard garden. Unless of course, that recipe was passed down by your Grandmother.…

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…

Homemade Cayenne Pepper Powder Recipe – Taste The Freshness!

As the summer garden season progresses into late August each year, we always find ourselves searching for ways to preserve the hundreds of peppers that seem to ripen all at once. A few years back, we began…