Can-tastic equipment: Essential canning tools

Ready to get started canning? If you’re ready to preserve the bountiful flavors of the season, you need a few trusty tools by your side. Grab your apron and roll up your sleeves because we’re diving into the world of …

Water-bath canning without fear

Hot water bath canning is a popular method of preserving high-acid foods such as jams, jellies, pickles and tomatoes. You can fill your pantry with home-canned goods to feed your family all year ‘round with a bit of work and …

Crafting delicious 3-ingredient refrigerator jam

Have you ever craved sweet, fruity homemade jam but felt intimidated by the canning process? Fear not — 3-ingredient refrigerator jam is here to simplify your jam-making experience. Homemade jam is an incredible way to make the most of all …

Hang dry rebels revive the classic laundry method of lather, rinse and repeat

Despite technological advancements and stricter energy-efficient standards for clothes washers and dryers, a quiet revolution is currently changing how Americans handle one of the most mundane household chores: laundry.   Learn why more Americans are turning away from the convenience of …

How long does simple syrup last? Storage tips and tricks

Simple syrups are easy to make, but one tough question lingers: How long does simple syrup last? Don’t miss these storage hacks.  Whether you use them for cakes, coffee or cocktails, simple syrup is a must-have ingredient. Made with a …

Savoring the flavors in the different types of peaches

Savoring the flavors of the different types of peaches goes beyond that first sweet bite. There’s a perfect peach to savor from color and shape to size and taste. Let’s explore the delightful diversity of peaches and how to pick …

Making the most of the canned vegetables in your pantry

Canned vegetables are a mainstay in kitchens everywhere. They’re affordable, last a long time and are perfect when fresh veggies are either out of season or just not available. This makes them a great pick for keeping your kitchen stocked …

10 best foods to dehydrate for beginners

Curious about dehydration for food preservation? Whether you’re a beginner or seeking new ideas, here’s a brief guide to the 10 best foods to dehydrate, plus tips to help you save time and money. Dehydrating foods extends their shelf life …

12 lemon juice substitutes to brighten your recipes

Lemons add a refreshing tang to everything from savory dishes to sweet treats. But what happens when you’re in the middle of making dinner or dessert and realize you’re out of lemons? There’s no reason to start panicking; you probably …

Millennials and Gen Z return to their roots with homesteading

Millennials and Generation Z have made a noticeable shift back to basics in recent years. Learn how and why these younger groups increasingly turn towards homesteading and how they differ from previous generations of homesteaders. The appeal of growing food, …