Category: Canning & Preserving

Spaghetti Sauce Canning Recipe – Step-by-Step

Canned spaghetti sauce recipe. We had a wonderful blessing this weekend; we were given four bushels of tomatoes! After being disappointed in our tomato harvest from our own garden, these unexpected tomatoes were welcomed with opened arms. You will not get one complaint from me about having to do them all in a couple days…they were a God sent surprise. I have been canning spaghetti sauce for years, and almost can do it in my sleep, so I wanted to pass on a step-by-step guide for those of you just starting out canning tomatoes. This spaghetti sauce canning recipe...

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Must Have Home Canning Supplies

My home canning supplies list. I am in the midst of canning season, and while  I was looking through my canning cupboard I realized just how much I have collected over the years. Most of my home canning supplies came from second-hand stores, yard sales or passed down, and I enjoy canning so much I would be lost without some of my tried and trusted supplies. I remember the first-couple years of canning I had to borrow everything from my mother, but over the years I have added to my collection and now have everything I need. I was...

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Dried Summer Yellow Squash Chips

Taste of summer in yellow squash chips. The bounty of the garden always comes alive with the baskets of yellow summer squash making their way into my kitchen. I am always looking for new ways to work them into my meal plans so this year I found a way to work them into my snack plan.  With the help of my dehydrator, and my love for dried vegetables I have been filling my pantry with jars of dried yellow squash chips.    A super easy salty snack that will last long after all the yellow summer squash has been picked. [GARD...

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Blackberry Pie Filling Canning Recipe

Blackberry Pie Filling Recipe – The Taste of Summer in a Jar Not thorns in my finger tips or the 100 degree heat can keep me out of my blackberry patches this time of the year. Armed with a big straw hat, jeans, boots, a long sleeve shirt I headed to the blackberry patch for a marathon session of picking.  In just a couple hours I had the two gallons that I needed for my canned blackberry pie filling. Late June always means blackberry pies, jam and ice cream, and to us that means summer!  After gathering up all my home canning...

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‘Sweet’ finds…homemade canning labels

I am already thinking about the holidays and since we are cutting way back on things this year I want to give some of my summer canning away as gifts.  I went looking for some ideas to make homemade canning labels. I found so many great ideas! One of the best finds of the day was a really neat website, Sweet Preservation.  They have a whole page just loaded with free canning label download templates. My jams and jellies turned out great this year, so I will be giving them away the most so I was looking for jam...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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