Food Storage, Canning & Preserving
Recipes and tips for preserving food while in season, including root cellars, canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting.
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If you're looking for a tasty way to preserve your garden zucchini, this relish recipe is a must-try! Packed with sweet and tangy flavors, it's the perfect addition to burgers, hot dogs, and more. Visit for the step-by-step tutorial and the full canning recipe for zucchini relish.
Home canning season will be here soon. Now is a great time to get organized and plan for preserving the harvest from your summer garden. Here are tips to help you evaluate your canning equipment, gather your canning tools, and inventory and stock up on canning supplies you may need. Visit to learn tips to help you prepare for canning season.
If you're looking for the perfect gift for the home canner in your life, look no further! We've got a great selection of gifts that any canner would love to receive. Whether you are buying for a seasoned canner or a beginner, you will surely find something on this list.
Fall is in the air, so it's time to start thinking about pumpkins! If you're lucky enough to have a bumper crop of pumpkins from your vegetable garden or stock up at the farmers' market, here are some tips on storing them so you can enjoy them all winter long.
This thick and hearty homemade spaghetti sauce is made from fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and garlic, then preserved by pressure canning for shelf-stable jars. Learn how to preserve spaghetti sauce with the recipe and home canning tutorial.
This small batch chokecherry jelly is made with foraged fruit. You'll love this delicious spread on your morning toast, biscuits, and swirled into yogurt. Chokecherry jelly is a delicious and easy to make spread that can be enjoyed on toast, biscuits, or even used as a filling for pastries. Learn how to make chokecherry jelly from foraged fruit, plus tips to identify chokecherry trees in your backyard.
Grape juice is a healthy drink that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Making your own grape juice is a fun and easy way to enjoy one of nature's sweetest fruits. Not only is it tasty, but grape juice is also a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Learn how to make homemade grape juice and preserve it using a water bath canner for shelf-stable jars.
Crabapple jelly is tart, sweet, and brilliantly red. Transform the tart flavor of foraged crabapples into a delicious homemade crabapple jelly. Make this jelly in the fall, when crab apples are plentiful, and then preserve it to enjoy all year. Click through for the printable recipe.
This Italian pickled vegetables canning recipe is a must-try if you love pickled vegetables. This giardiniera recipe uses a variety of vegetables, including carrots, celery, onions, and peppers, that are all pickled in a vinegar and water solution. The result is a deliciously tangy and crunchy treat you can enjoy all year. Learn how to preserve homemade giardiniera with this recipe and step-by-step canning tutorial.
Preserving jars of homemade rotel using fresh garden ingredients is easier than you think. You'll be thrilled to have homemade tomatoes and green chiles on hand whenever you want to make a quick and easy Mexican dish. Learn how to make rotel and pressure can it for your food storage shelves.
Grape jelly is a classic American spread. It is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. The end result is a delicious spread that can be enjoyed on toast, bagels or even straight out of the jar. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make grape jelly and preserve it using a water bath canner.
There are many reasons to can apples. Maybe you have an apple tree in your yard that produces more fruit than you can eat. Or maybe you want to make sure you have plenty of apples around for the winter. Canned apples are a great way to preserve the flavor of fresh apples and they make a delicious addition to any meal.
Who doesn’t love a tangy, crisp pickle straight from the jar? If you’re new to canning and don’t know where to start, this is a perfect recipe. Bread and butter pickles are easy and everyone loves them. They go well with just about any dish, or just eaten by themselves for that ultimate crunch. Visit to learn how to preserve pickles with this home canning tutorial.
This zesty salsa is packed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and just enough spicy tingle to tickle your taste buds. Preserve your garden harvest with this salsa canning recipe. Open a jar any time and enjoy with tortilla chips or with your favorite Mexican inspired meals. Visit for the full recipe, plus tips to prepare and safely home can salsa for your pantry shelves.
When the tomato harvest comes in all at once, one of the best things to do is preserve it as canned tomato sauce. Jarred tomato sauce on your pantry shelves will come in handy to help you get dinner on the table quickly. Visit to learn how to can tomato sauce at home with this easy recipe and tutorial.