Quick Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Egg Free|Summer|Make Ahead/Freezer Meal
How to Make Freezer-Friendly Strawberry Jam Once you've tried this homemade strawberry jam recipe, you'll never want to buy store bought ever again. The flavor, the texture, everything about it is just so much better! Now, it may seem like a hassle to make your own jam, but with a bit of time and some tips and tricks that we'll show you, it's actually pretty easy (and totally worth it). You can make enough jam in one day to last for months, and you can even give some to... Read this post
How to freeze pineapple

How to Freeze Pineapple (Can You?)

Fruits|Tips|Canning & Preserving
Can You Freeze Pineapple? Pineapple is a delicious fruit and I love when I can get my hands on some, but it doesn't have a very long shelf life. In the fridge, a pineapple will only last about 3-4 days, if you're lucky! There are ways to lengthen... Read this post
best spaghetti sauce recipe

Mom’s Famous Spaghetti Sauce (Skillet, Crock-pot, or Vegetarian)

Egg Free|Main Dish|Make Ahead/Freezer Meal
I love this spaghetti sauce recipe! Okay, maybe it isn't exactly the most well known recipe, but it is "famous" in my family! This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever tasted! My friend, Brandy, has been wowing me for years with this amazing spaghetti... Read this post

Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe with Printable Labels

Desserts|Egg Free|Fall
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... Read this post
how to can peaches the easy way

How to Can Peaches the Easy Way!

Summer|Water|Fruits
I have a ton of peaches on my trees this year, however, I do not have any room in my freezer to freeze them so it looks like I will be doing a lot of canning. Good thing canning peaches is quick and easy! Today I'm going to show you just how simple it... Read this post

How to Dry and Preserve Tomatoes {Plus My FAVORITE Dehydrator}

Summer|Healthy|Tomato
Tomatoes.  I am currently swimming in tomatoes. Everywhere I turn I see round (and not so round) balls of red, orange and yellow. After making a few batches of sauce (and packing them away in the freezer) I have now moved on to sun-dried tomatoes.... Read this post

Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce

Make Ahead/Freezer Meal|Soups and Chilis|Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings
Homemade Marinara Sauce in less than 45 minutes!  It's fast, easy, fresh, and delicious!  I'm in love with these whole food recipes (this is another one from my mom's group).  They take hardly any prep time, and are SO full of flavor, and you can... Read this post

Salsa Canning Recipe

Summer|Salt|Finger Food and Dips
  My garden is overflowing with tomatoes this year. I was super excited because I have been dying to can my own salsa. I canned salsa with my friend Stephanie two years ago and it is was so yummy. I have been missing it. I called her up and... Read this post

The Easy Way to Can Corn

Summer|Salt|Side Dish
  Did you grow corn in your garden this spring and summer? Well, harvesting your crop at just the right time is important to maintaining flavor and crispness of the corn. According to the National Gardening Association, "Corn is ready to be picked... Read this post

Homemade Apricot Syrup Recipe

Butter|Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings|Canning & Preserving
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, dehydrate my fruit, make smoothies, I have canned canned apricots, made homemade jam,... Read this post

Gardening & Raspberry Jam

Summer|Canning & Preserving
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... Read this post