Category: canning

homemade cinnamon Applesauce

Canning Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

This post contains ads. Homemade cinnamon applesauce is one of my favorite fall apple recipes.  It is a delicious comfort food, whether served warm or cold!  It’s a great way to use your fall apples!   Mind you, unless you will eat it all within a week or two (not likely unless you have a biiiiiiiiiig family), you will want to preserve the homemade cinnamon applesauce by canning it.  Directions for water bath canning the cinnamon applesauce are also included in the recipe below.   ***If you are going to can your cinnamon applesauce, I recommend you read the all...

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How to Hot Water Bath Can Produce to Build Your Food Storage

This post contains ads. Have you ever looked at the beautiful jars of canned fruit in someone else’s food storage and wished you had mason jars full of garden produce in your own long-term food storage?  I always did, but until a few years ago, I had never tried water bath canning.  It just looked like too much work, right?   Well, don’t let that stop you or you will be missing out on some amazing things for your food storage!  The whole canning thing is definitely a little bit of work, but it is so worth it when it...

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How to Can Apple Pie Filling

Have you ever looked at the beautiful jars of canned fruit on someone else’s food storage shelves and wished you knew how to do that?  I know I did…until I learned an EASY way to can Apple Pie Filling—and you won’t believe just how easy it is!   The best thing is It feels so good knowing that you are becoming more self-sufficient and better able to care for your family in an emergency because you have built your food storage!  Words cannot express how much our family loves having canned produce from our own garden!   The thing that...

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How to Can Salsa-The Easy Way

I am so excited today to share with you  the “recipe” for How To Can Salsa-The Easy Way.  Really.  It is soooo not as hard as you think it is!  And it is a great way to become more self-sufficient and build your food storage!  (If you don’t have a garden, that’s totally okay!  Just pick up the tomatoes at the farmer’s market and you are good to go!)  As for us, our garden is going CRAZY!  One whole section of my kitchen counter is covered in garden produce!  Tomatoes, zucchini (green and yellow), raspberries, herbs.  It. Is. Awesome!    ...

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Reaping the rewards of canning and lessons learned

Hello, my friends!  After having an almost dizzyingly [yeah…I made that word up…so what? :)] crazy busy August and September, the dust is starting to settle.  Today we will can our last batch of tomatoes in our garden into salsa!  My husband and I are novice canners, but this fall we canned pickles, chili base, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, stewed tomatoes, and a lot of salsa (we love it!).  Last night after work I had burritos for dinner and that delightful canned salsa mixed with the sour cream and warm refried beans.  A.Maz.Ing.  The whole canning thing is definitely work (especially...

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Me…Canning?

I think we all have things that we have no interest in learning how to do, don’t we?  For me, it would be things like changing the oil in the car, learning how to sew (ok…I sort of know how…but I have no talent and don’t care to develop it), and canning.  When I was a kid I can remember the parents canning tomatoes.  Who got stuck with the nasty pots with a film of tomato gore?  Me.  And my dad was not the type to believe in letting things soak.  No, no, no.  The kitchen needed to be cleaned immediately...