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 and unique homemade gift to give to neighbors, teachers, family, and more! Now, I am not a canning expert. In fact, this is my first experience actually doing the canning myself. I did, however, try a few different... Read this post
how to can peaches the easy way

How to Can Peaches the Easy Way!

Summer|Fruits|Sugar
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

15 Minute Freezer Jam Recipe {How To Make Your Own Homemade Strawberry Jam}

Meatless|Summer|Make Ahead/Freezer Meal
Once you've had homemade strawberry jam, you'll never buy store bought again.  Ever. If you were on facebook on Saturday (circa 2012), you saw that I was busy making Strawberry Jam.  I told you I'd share my recipe, and now, here it is (Go HERE... 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

Homemade Fruit Roll Recipe

Egg Free|Healthy|Appetizers and Snacks
We love making fruit rolls at our house. My family just gobbles them up. Fruit rolls are a great way to use your fruit that has been sitting on the counter for too long too. You will need: Strawberries Lime Juice {optional} Sweetener: I use... Read this post

How to Cut and Freeze Mango

Canning & Preserving
Mango Freezes Easily I love mango! When I buy a big box of mangoes my family can not eat all of them before they start to get old, so it works really well to freeze them. Then I can use my frozen mango to make smoothie recipes. When I was in the Philippines I... Read this post