Food Preservation Recipe Master Index

Food Preservation Untrained Housewife Ultimate Recipe Guide

Here’s a master list of Untrained Housewife Recipes and Tutorials for preserving food – canning, freezing and dehydrating. If you have a favorite canning or freezer recipe you would like to add to the index please email Canning Basics and Tutorials How to Get Started Canning – A Supply List  Canning Safety Tips for […]


Embrace the Journey: Our Community Rallying Cry

Embrace the Journey

I stumbled upon an offer from Melanie at Only a Breath to create a little button with your word of the year. Your One Word. The word that will be your focal point for the coming year. It was a no-brainer for me because this word is something I’ve been gearing up for – it’s […]


How to Can Pears at Home

Jars of Canned Pears

If you love this post don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Pinterestfor new canning recipes. Canning pears may seem like a daunting task, but it actually takes no special equipment beyond basic canning supplies and little bit of time.  A bit of work in the kitchen when pears are on sale in the […]


Food Presents Make Great Office Gifts

Food Presents

When we work beside people day in and day out, we might only think we know them. At Christmas, it becomes all too clear that we don’t really know them at all. One thing is for sure:  Everyone loves to eat! This year, give cheap Christmas presents to your co-workers that they’ll love. I’ve always […]


Cooking Spices as Home Remedies: Ginger

Fresh ginger root on sale at a market

Ginger is one of the most popular spice remedies. The health benefits of ginger (Zingiber officinale) have been known for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and India’s Ayurvedic medicine. Ginger is one of the easiest home remedies for morning sickness and some recent studies say it might be helpful in osteoarthritis. Ginger Health […]


Canning Safety Tips for Low Acid Vegetables

Canned Cucumbers and Pickles

With summer coming to a close, so many of us are working on preserving the last of the vegetables for winter. Many of these may be low acid foods. Low acid foods, when it comes to canning, include: Meats Poultry Vegetables Dairy The trick with canning low acid foods safely is to use a pressure […]


Teachers Christmas Gifts to Make Easily

Homemade Gifts for Teachers

At Christmas, every parent wonders what to give their child’s teacher as a Christmas gift.  The next question- what is a cheap gift idea for a teacher? Most of our little ones not only have one teacher, but three or four. Children have homeroom teachers, classroom teachers, music teachers, art teachers, and we can’t forget the principal.  Money is […]