Corn and Black Bean Salsa (Home Canned)

It was time to make some more canned salsa because we had used up all the other I made last fall. I wanted to try making corn and black bean this time. I used my recipe from last fall and this time water bathed it. I just added one cup of corn and 2 cups…

Home Canned Barbeque Baked Beans for Two

I have been canning and I thought I should share this recipe. You can take dried beans and can them. To do that you will need a pressure canner. I have a Carrey pressure canner that I bought a couple of years ago because I have a glass top stove. It is not recommended to…

Home Canned Tropical Mixed Fruit

This is a delicious way of preserving fruit which is not enough of one type to can. It is done with a light syrup and in a water bath. The choice of fruit is up to what you have. You can make traditional fruit cocktail with peaches, pears, grapes, pineapple and maraschino cherries. The jars…

Home Canned Maraschino Cherries Without Liquor

I always wanted to try making my own maraschino cherries. Some one posted in a online canning group a link to making them in a post showing their canned cherries. Bing cherries was used and no Maraschino Liquor. Most recipes I have seen uses the liquor from Italy. This recipe is a four day process…

Canning Oranges Water Bath Method

I just finished canning 8 pints of oranges. The last couple of weeks the food bank has had bags of navel oranges to distribute. There was no way we could eat them all before the end of their shelf life. The oranges were so good and sweet so I didn’t want them to go to…

Blueberry Pie Filling Home Canning

I had some frozen blueberries in my freezer that needed to be used. This was a large food service bag that I received from my local food pantry this past winter. I had run across a video that was showing how to can blueberry pie filling from frozen blueberries in January. So I thought this…

How to Dehydrate Citrus

This past winter I bought a dehydrator from a thrift store. There had been several people in line at the food pantry that has been talking about dehydrating some foods this past couple of years. I was told to watch for a dehydrator at thrift stores to get one because I would like it better…

Strawberry Pineapple Marmalade

This is an updated recipe from a 50 year old Ball Blue Book recipe. I used to make it the long cook method that was in this canning and freezing cookbook. I just loved the fruit flavor of this marmalade and was willing to stand over it until it reached the jell stage on the…

Watermelon Jam

Great jam to make and give as gifts. You use Sure Jell Low Sugar pectin, lemon juice, sugar and puree watermelon. It is a jam you don’t find in the stores and is pretty in jars. This is what makes it a nice gift to give because it is unusual but tastes really good. It…

My Favorite Relish Recipe Corn and Yellow Squash Relish

This post is in memory of Lillian Westfelt (1932-2018) the author of Lillian’s Cupboard a popular WordPress blog. She was the first person to introduce me to small batch canning through her food blog. This is her recipe that I started making 4 years ago. She was one of my first followers when I started…