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Canning and Preserving

My favorite tips and recipes for canning and preserving fresh produce.

Canning Peppers, How to can hot or mild peppers in a pressure canner.: Simply Canning

CANNING Fresh Tomato Meat Ragu Sauce - Small Batch Canning... Think the BEST LASAGNA YOU HAVE EVER HAD... Demands an amazing sauce and this is it! FRESH (farmer's Market, Back yard garden FRESH) Tomatoes are broken down and thickened into a WONDERFUL sauce. LOTS of MEAT, vegetables and fresh herbs are added. No more work, make a BIG double batch for another lasagna in a month! EASY AND WONDERFUL SAUCE! What small batch canning is all about!

Freestone vs. clingstone peaches. Do you know which are better for baking or canning?

Freestone vs. Clingstone Peaches

Review of the Excaliber 9-tray food dehydrator and its many uses: fruit drying, making jerky, raising bread, yogurt making, and more.

Review: Excaliber Food Dehydrator

Easy recipe for making homemade apricot jam.

How to Make Apricot Jam

Easy recipe for homemade pickled jalapenos (cowboy candy). You can store these in the refrigerator or can them and store them for later.

How to Make Pickled Jalapenos

How to make Sun Dried Tomatoes! These are my favorite thing to preserve from the summer because they are bursting with flavor to add to so many dishes!

Making Sun Dried Tomatoes - Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pickled Sweet Peppers Recipe from Taste of Home

Pickled Sweet Peppers

Tomatillo salsa verde (green salsa)

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Spiced blueberry jam -- blueberry jam with a cinnamon twist.

Spiced Blueberry Jam

Easy recipe for making and canning homemade blueberry pie filling.

How to Make Blueberry Pie Filling

Homemade Blueberry and Lemon Preserves (can use frozen blueberries, needs 5 cups but could easily 1/2 the recipe)

Wild Blueberry and Lemon Preserves

Vanilla Blueberry Butter ~ smooth and thick, with an almost creamy consistency.

Vanilla Blueberry Butter | What Megan's Making

If you like strawberry lemonade, then you will love this easy homemade strawberry lemonade jam. Yum!

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Jam

If you wrap your celery in tin foil before placing it in the fridge it will last for weeks, and it will still be fresh and crisp when you pull it out! This also works for stored broccoli for 7 weeks wrapped in tin foil, and heads of lettuce for at least 6 weeks!!!

Frugal Freebies: Frugal Tip: Preserving Produce