Home Cooking
One of the best ways to savor the seasons is to can or freeze! This not only saves us money when produce is off-season, but we can also preserve the deliciousness of their ripeness!

Home Canning Fruit & Vegetables: Processing Times star
Recommended canning methods with recommended processing times for pint jars and quart jars.

Home Canning Recipe Index star
Recipes for pickles, relish, canned fruit, jams & jellies - New recipes coming soon!

Homemade Applesauce star
Applesauce can be made in large quantities and canned using the boiling water bath canning method

An Important Message About Jam & Jelly Making star
Paraffin or wax seals don´t prevent mold growth and are no longer recommended for sealing jams and jellies.

Apple Butter - Crockpot Recipe star
This recipe makes a rich, dark, spicy-sweet Pennsylvania Dutch style apple butter. You won´t find apple butter like this in a grocery store!

Blue or Black Plum Conserve Recipe star
Do you have a ton of plums on your tree this year? Try this ultra-yummy way to preserve plums. It´s great as a dessert or a side with savory foods. Believe it or not, it also tastes great on cold cheerio-style cereal, if you´ve run out of milk.

Cherry Almond Chutney Recipe star
Do you love cherries? Do you have an abundance of cherries on your tree this summer? Try this fabulous sour cherry recipe; it really works best with sour cherries.

Homemade Guava Jelly Recipe star
If you live in the warmer climates of the United States or other tropical parts of the world, then Guava trees would be commonplace. But, did you know that the little Guava fruit is actually in that classification of a Superfruit. There are several varieties and it makes great jelly!

How to Freeze Green Beans star
Freezing is the easiest way to preserve fresh summer green beans to enjoy all year long. For the highest quality and nutrition, they should be frozen at the peak of freshness.... as soon after harvesting as possible.

Vegetable Freezing Chart star
Most fresh vegetables must be "blanched" before they are frozen. Blanching is a two-step process... Step one is immersing the vegetables in boiling water. In step two, the boiled vegetables are quickly cooled in cold water. This chart list blanching times.

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