27 Must Have Canning Supplies for Beginners Learning How to Can Food

Canning has become one of my favorite things to do to save money on food. Aside from the savings, I love the fact that I can provide healthy, shelf stable foods for my family when times are rough or we're in the middle of an emergency. Plus, once you are bit by the canning bug, … [Read more...]

Corn Cob Jelly Recipe – Simple Small Batch Canning Recipes

If you've been a Six Dollar Family reader for any length of time, you'll probably have already figured out that I hate waste; especially food waste. We are such as wasteful society that I feel like we would all have lives with a much higher quality of life and more money in our … [Read more...]

How to Can Food {Home Canning Basics 101}

Back in 2012, I suddenly found myself with more than 70 lbs of chicken that I needed to find a way to preserve. I had gone looking for new ways to save money on food and boy, did I hit the jackpot! What I hadn't considered though was that we lived in a tiny apartment with only a … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Long Term Storage

Do you can your own foods? Canning seems to be an art-form that died off for a while, but recently, it appears to be going through a resurgence. Learning how to can your own foods can be intimidating and frankly, down right scary when you first begin. There's a lot of reasons for … [Read more...]

Small Batch Canning Recipes – Homemade Orange Marmalade Recipe

I don't know about you, but there are two things that scream summer to me; ice cream and oranges. The sunny taste of oranges is one that I love to preserve so that I can eat it fresh all year long. Sure, I could buy frozen oranges or I could eat my favorite freeze dried citrus … [Read more...]

16 Canning Safety Tips You Should Know

Learning how to can food was something that had been on my bucket list for years before I actually did it. I'll be honest and tell you that the possibility of blowing up my kitchen was something that terrified me, but I wanted to be able to put up good quality, nutritious food … [Read more...]

Safe Home Canning – Is it Safe to Can Rice?

Not too long ago, I found myself in a discussion with a good friend of mine about home canned foods. Where I tend to stick to the regulations for the most part, she was a wild canner who canned anything and everything solely for the purpose of canning it. For the most part, I let … [Read more...]

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe – How to Can Apple Pie Filling

I love apple pie. Warm with a buttery crust and a scoop of ice cream on top. What I don't like is the runny, expensive pie fillings that you have to buy when apples are not in season just to enjoy a good piece of pie. Lucky for all of us though, apples are in season and fairly … [Read more...]

Canning Basics – How to Can Green Beans

If you're just learning canning and preserving, it can be overwhelming to say the least.  It's always better to start with something that may be easier than a harder, more complicated canning recipe and it doesn't get much easier than home canned green beans. Canning green beans … [Read more...]