Preserving Produce: How to Can, Freeze and Dry Your Favorite Foods

Enjoy Fresh Produce Throughout the Year! Preserving fresh produce can save you quite a bit of money as you add up the cost of dried fruits and other foods sold in store. Below you'll find tips, tricks, and advice for preserving foods, as well as great recipes to inspire you throughout the process! Get started now and check out our favorites below! How to Save Money on Produce My biggest and most frugal tip is preserve your food when fresh …
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Apple Pie Filling Recipe and Free Printable Labels!

homemade canned apple pie filling with free printable labels
Apple Pie Filling Recipe for Canning or Freezing! A lovely teacher friend of mine recently told me that one of her favorite teacher gifts from a student included a jar of homemade apple pie filling and a package of pre-made pie crusts. Such a delicious and unique homemade gift to give to neighbors, teachers, family, and more! I am not a canning expert. In fact, this is my first experience actually doing the canning myself. I did try …
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BIG DEALS on Canning Supplies!

Granite Water Bath
It's that time of year again!  Time to start preserving the bounty from your garden.  Get up to 47% off on these canning supplies! I have one of these that I use all the time for canning most of what I do.  I use it for most of the fruit and jams I can.  It is easy to use and a staple in my canning supplies.  If you are just starting this is a great first piece to own and a fantastic price!  Granite Ware 0719-1 Enamel-on-Steel Canning …
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Homemade Apricot Syrup Recipe

homemade apricot syrup
I have an awesome apricot tree in my yard and this year it is just loaded with apricots. I love to make use of my apricots as much as possible. I make fruit leather, I dehydrate my fruit, I make smoothies, I have canned canned apricots, made homemade jam, and made homemade popsicles. I wrote this article last year to show 5 easy ways to use your produce. But this year I have come up with a few more that surprisingly are not very hard. You can …
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How to Make and Can Your Own Pickles

Pickles finished
{Pin This} Making and canning your own pickles is one of the easiest and frugal things you can do with produce!  Are your cucumbers ready to be made into pickles? If so, you can bottle them as you pick them with this recipe and do just a couple of bottles at a time!   Equipment 1 large pot 1 Steam Canner with Rack or Water-Bath Canner with Rack Quart canning jars (Ball or Kerr jars can be found at grocery stores, like …
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Gardening & Raspberry Jam

raspberry jam
Garden Tips & Tidbits: Turning your Harvest into Jam! My garden is going through a raspberry explosion!! Remember when I showed you how to prune raspberries earlier this year? Well, here are my raspberry bushes now...and HEAVY with delicious fruit ready to be made into jam and either canned or frozen to enjoy later in the year! If you've never canned homemade jam before you should give it a try.  Especially if you have access to free …
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Zulily: Canning Collection Sale!! Prices Start at $6.49!!

Those of you that can or make your own infused oils will want to check this sale out!! Zulily is having a canning collection sale!! Prices are starting at $6.49! You can find pressure cookers, canning funnels, food mills and best of all...those hard to find bottles and jars! Just look at this one!! I'm in love! There are lots of items that would be great for holiday gift giving!! Hurry and get your favorites before they're gone! …
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Canning Kit – Save Big!

Grainte Ware Canning Kits
Getting Ready to Can Your Produce? I love to can, but the supplies can be expensive!  But we've got a great deal on a starter kit for you! Granite Ware Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit, 9-Piece $39.54! 4 Piece Canning Kit on Walmart is $54.97! 9-piece canning kit includes 21-quart canner, canner lid, 7-jar rack, 9-inch colander, lid wrench, funnel, tongs, jar lifter, and magnetic lid lifter Durable enamel-on-steel construction heats quickly …
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Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer Under $13 shipped!

Make the Most of your Garden Produce with These Highly Rated and Fabulessly Priced Tools! My Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer is seriously one of my favorite things!  I have 3 and I still need more!  All of my kids want to help and I hate to tell them no!  These make canning apple sauce or apple pie filling so easy, but they are also great for apple slinkies (so fun for lunch or snack!) , and monster curly fries! Apple And Potato Peeler, Corer, …
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Kerr Canning Lids Only $0.63 at Walmart

kerr canning lids
Attention Canners: Get Cheap Canning Lids at Walmart with Coupons Walmart: Kerr Canning Lids 12 ct regular mouth $1.63 Use $1/1 Ball or Kerr Accessory or Case of Jars (SS 08/26/12) Final Price: $0.63 each Kerr Canning Lids 12 ct regular mouth $1.63 Buy 3 Use B2G1 Free Ball or Kerr Lids printable Final Price: $1.08 each (Thanks, The Wally World Woman) Recipes: How to Can Peaches the Easy Way! The Easy Way to Can Corn Homemade …
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