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…

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Simple and delicious side dish that will compliment any roasted meat. The apple filling is easy to make and only takes a few ingredients that is in the pantry. The squash is baked half way and then finished baking with the apple filling. It just takes one apple for each squash and any baking apple…

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…

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beautiful addition to any meal that can be served all year around. It is quick to make. It just takes canned beets, a large orange, sugar and corn starch. No one in my family will eat beets and I enjoy them. So every once in a while I get hungry for them. This time I…

DIY All Purpose Orange Cleaner

I make my own all purpose spray cleaner to save money. My mother would make cleaner using ammonia to wash windows and other uses. I like this recipe using orange peels. Ammonia is hard to find these days when out shopping. There are many recipes for making spray cleaners on the internet now. This is…

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…

Quick and Easy Short Cake From Scratch

This is an old recipe I got from my mother. We had home grown strawberries growing up. So this recipe was her go to recipe for short cake during strawberry season. It mixes together very quick and bakes in a short time. The ingredients are simple and you don’t need to be a baker to…

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…