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How to Make Strawberry Mango Jam
Try this new strawberry mango jam recipe. It looks so pretty in the jar!

How to Can Homemade V8 Juice
How to make homemade V8 juice from garden fresh tomatoes.

Review: Excaliber Food Dehydrator
Review of the Excaliber food dehydrator and its many uses: fruit drying, making jerky, raising bread, and more.

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

Spiced Plum Jam
How to make homemade spiced plum jam. It's plum jam with just a hint of cinnamon. Yum!

How to Make Apricot Jam
How to make homemade apricot jam from fresh apricots.

How to Make Apple Pie Jam
Have you ever tried apple pie jam? This stuff is amazing!

Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Easy recipe for canning tomatillo salsa verde (green salsa).

How to Can Mixed Vegetables
Learn how to preserve your garden vegetables by canning this delicious combination of mixed vegetables.

How to Make Corn Salsa
How to make corn salsa from fresh corn on the cob.

How to Make Peach Mango Salsa
Easy recipe for making and canning spicy peach mango salsa.

How to Make Orange Marmalade
This orange marmalade recipe is very easy to make, and requires no added pectin.

How to Make Pickled Cauliflower
This easy pickled cauliflower can be made ahead of time to take to picnics and barbecues. No canning required.

How to Make Cherry Pie Filling
Easy recipe for making and canning homemade cherry pie filling.

How to Can Cherries
It's cherry season! Learn how to can cherries so that you can enjoy them all winter long.

How to Make Maraschino Cherries
Recipe for making homemade maraschino cherries. Great hostess or holiday gift!

How to Can Homemade Pork and Beans
How to make easy, inexpensive (pennies per jar!) homemade pork and beans to enjoy any time.

How to Can Pulled Pork
How to make pulled pork to can and put in the pantry for a year or more.

How to Dehydrate Onions
How to dehydrate onions for cooking or food storage.

How to Make Parsley Logs
One way to preserve fresh parsley is to freeze it. This parsley log makes it easy to remove the parsley you need and return the rest to the freezer.

How to Make Garlic Dill Green Beans
These garlic dill green beans make a great side dish to any meal. Can them now and enjoy them this winter.

How to Make Spiced Peach Jam
How to make homemade spiced peach jam from fresh picked peaches. No pectin required.

How to Toast Sunflower Seeds
If you grew mammoth sunflowers this year, then these easy tips will show you how to toast the seeds for flavorful sunflower seeds.

How to Make Raspberry Vinegar and Vinaigrette
Easy recipe for raspberry vinegar and raspberry vinaigrette. A great holiday gift idea!

Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Homemade refrigerator dill pickles that taste just like Claussen dill pickles.

How to Make Pepper Onion Relish
This pepper onion relish is made from a combination of green and red bell peppers and onions. It is slightly sweet and would taste great on a sausage or hot dog.

How to Make Green Tomato Relish
There are many relish recipes out there, but this green tomato relish is really good and is easy to make and can.

How to Make Blueberry Jam
Easy recipe for homemade blueberry jam. Added lemon rind gives it a little extra kick!

How to Make and Can Homemade Pizza Sauce
Homemade pizza sauce tastes great and is really easy to make. Make some from your summer tomato crop and can it for the winter, or you can also use store-bought tomato sauce.

How to Make Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam
Easy instructions for making strawberry rhubarb jam from fresh strawberries and rhubarb from the garden.

How to Make and Can Apple Pie Filling
Easy instructions for making and canning homemade apple pie filling ffrom fresh apples.

How to Make Homemade Applesauce
How to make and can homemade applesauce from apples picked straight from the tree.

How to Make Cinnamon Pears
Adding red hots to canned pears gives fresh pears a nice cinnamon twist.

How to Make Plum-Blackberry Jam
Easy instructions for making plum blackberry jam from handpicked fruit.

How to Make and Can Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Extra tomatoes from your garden? Try making and canning homemade spaghetti sauce.

Pressure Cooking Canning, What is the Difference?
Tips for choosing which method of canning best suits your needs - boiling water method vs. pressure canning method.

How to Freeze Corn on the Cob
Easy tips for preparing fresh corn on the cob for the freezer so you can enjoy it all year long.

3 Easy Steps for Deliciously Preserved Green Beans from the Garden
Easy tips for preserving the green beans you have grown in your garden.

How to Make Peach Jam
Tips for making homemade peach jam with either liquid pectin or powdered pectin.

How to Make Blackberry Jam
Tips for making homemade blackberry jam with either liquid pectin or powdered pectin.

How to Make Fig Jam
Tips for making homemade fig jam with either liquid pectin or without added pectin.

How to Make Cherry Jam
Tips for making homemade cherry jam with either liquid or powdered pectin.

Home Canning: Choosing Canning Jars
Tips for choosing jars that are suitable for home canning.

Home Canning: How Much Headspace?
Determine how much headspace you need for your canning jars with these expert tips.

Home Canning: Preventing Fruit Discoloration
Certain types of fruits are prone to discoloration after canning. These expert tips will preserve the color of apples, apricots, nectarines, peaches, and pears, for canning.

Home Canning: Raw Packing vs. Hot Packing
There are two different types of canning food: raw packing and hot packing.

What to do if Your Jelly Does Not Set
There is almost nothing more frustrating than having your jelly not set. Yes, you can re-cook it!

Freezing Herbs in Butter or Olive Oil
How to freeze fresh herbs in olive oil or butter to enjoy them all winter.

Caramel Apple Jam
Is caramel apple jam or apple pie jam better? I did a taste test to find out.

Pickled Jalapenos
Easy recipe for homemade pickled jalapenos (cowboy candy). You can store these in the refrigerator or can them for long term storage.

Spiced Blueberry Jam
Spiced blueberry jam is blueberry jam with a cinnamon twist.

How to Make Blueberry Vinegar and Vinaigrette
Easy recipe for blueberry vinegar and blueberry vinaigrette that you can make from scratch in 30 minutes or less.

Picking Blueberries, Storing Blueberries, and Blueberry Equivalents
Tips for picking blueberries, storing blueberries, freezing blueberries, and blueberry equivalents.

How to Make Blueberry Syrup
Homemade blueberry syrup is very easy to make by following these simple steps.

How to Make Blueberry Pie Filling
Easy recipe for making and canning homemade blueberry pie filling.

4 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for the Backyard Gardener
The essential tools that every backyard gardener should have to cook with in their kitchen.

How to Make Strawberry Applesauce
How to make homemade strawberry (or any flavor) applesauce to eat, can, or freeze.

How to Make Cinnamon Apples
If you like cinnamon pears then you will love cinnamon apples. These are easy to make and your family will ask for more!

How to Freeze Eggs
Extra eggs? Find out how you can prepare eggs in recipe-sized portions and freeze them for up to one year.

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate
How to make fresh strawberry lemonade concentrate now to enjoy all winter.

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Syrup
Easy recipe for strawberry syrup to put on pancakes, ice cream or mix into a homemade Italian Soda.

Strawberry Equivalents and How to Store Fresh Strawberries
Strawberry equivalents plus how to store fresh strawberries.

How to Make Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette
Easy recipe for strawberry basil vinaigrette. Delicious on spinach salad with feta cheese and sliced strawberries.

Save on Groceries: Buying in Bulk
Tips for shopping for bulk storage items and ideas for how and where to store them.

How to Make Pickled Asparagus
Step-by-step instructions for canning pickled asparagus. No pressure canner needed!

How to Can Fresh Asparagus
Easy instructions for canning fresh asparagus for winter months.

How to Make Elderberry Syrup
Step-by-step instructions for making homemade elderberry syrup. Great on pancakes and also an easy DIY home remedy for the common cold.

How to Freeze Yogurt
How to freeze yogurt for homemade smoothies.

How to Freeze Milk
Find a good deal on milk? Stock up and freeze some for later.

How to Make Homemade Chicken Broth
Homemade is best! How to make homemade chicken broth to can or freeze.

Canning Basics: Before You Start
New to canning? Here is some basic information to get familiar with before you start.

How to Sterilize Canning Jars
Sterilizing empty canning jars is easy with these expert tips.

How to Blanch Vegetables for Freezing
Blanching preserves the flavor, color, and texture of your vegetables and is a necessary step before freezing them.

Unsweetened Packs for Freezing Fruits
Some people may want to freeze fruits without any added sugar. Although sugar helps preserve the texture and color of fruits, with these expert tips you can still achieve a good quality product.

Temperature at Which Water Boils at Different Altitudes
The altitude of the area where you live has an effect on the temperature at which your water will boil.

Canning: How to Cool Jars and Test Jar Seals
Expert advice for cooling your canning jars and testing your jar lids to make sure they have sealed.

Freezing Spinach
Extra spinach? Whether leftover store-bought spinach you found on sale, or excess from your garden, freeze extra spinach with these easy tips.

How to Make Plum Jam
Tips for making homemade plum jam with either liquid pectin or with powdered pectin. We've also included recipes for plum conserve and plum preserves.

How to Make Apple Preserves
Helpful tips for making homemade apple preserves or apple conserve.

Watermelon Rind Preserves
Instructions for making homemade watermelon rind preserves.

5-Minute Strawberry Jam
Easy recipe for strawberry jam.

Freezer Coleslaw
Easy recipe for homemade coleslaw, as well as tips for freezing it.

How to Make Raspberry Freezer Jam
Easy instructions for making homemade freezer jam with fresh raspberries.

How to Freeze Peaches
Freezing peaches is easy, all you need is some freezer containers and some Fruit Fresh.

How to Make Icebox and Garlic Pickles
Easy recipe to use fresh cucumbers from your garden to make delicious homemade pickles.

How to Freeze Fresh Vegetables from Your Garden
Preserve excess vegetables from your garden by freezing them for later use.

Garden Leftovers
Too many tomatoes and watermelons leftover from your garden? Try these easy recipes to give them a new twist.

Strawberry Jam Failure - Fix-it
Did your homemade strawberry jam turn out runny? Here is an easy fix!

Easy Homemade Hot Garlic Dill Pickles
Good, old-fashioned recipe for homemade garlic dill pickles.

Peach-Nectarine-Apricot Butter
This recipe for peach nectarine apricot butter is a reader favorite, give it a try!

Grandma's Peach Canning Recipe
Tips for canning and preserving peaches like Grandma did.

Eating Healthy With A Meat Grinder
How to use a meat grinder to make your own turkey sausage.

Sinking in Surplus Strawberries?
Ideas for using surplus strawberries from your garden.

Preserving Herbs
Tips for harvesting and preserving herbs.

Homegrown Tomatoes
Tips for growing and cooking with tomatoes.

Cherries Galore
Tips for cooking with and preserving cherries.

Making Dilled Garlic Vinegar
How to make dilled garlic vinegar.

Freezing Strawberries
Easy hints and tips for freezing surplus strawberries.

Preserving your Potato Crop
Tips for storing and preserving potatoes.

Preserving Your Pumpkin Harvest
Tips for preparing and preserving your pumpkin harvest.

Make Your Own Mixes: Rotate Dehydrated Foods
How to make your own mixes with dehydrated foods.

Fig Jam
Recipe for making fig jam.

Homemade Ketchup
Tips and recipe for making your own ketchup.

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