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Why You Should Try Canning

Want to give canning a try? Don't be intimidated! It's easy, economical and fun. Here are reasons why you should try canning at home.

Why You Should Try Canning For years I had canning envy. Relatives and friends would give me delicious jars of jam or sauce, and I would ask them... Was it hard to can? How did you do it? And then I would feel intimidated as they described the process. I didn't know what some of the terms meant... water bath, headspace, processing time... huh?  I imagined you needed a ton of special kitchen equipment AND a degree in … [Read more...]

25 Drinks in Mason Jars

A collection of 25 drinks in Mason Jars (for adults only, the drinks contain alcohol). Great recipe ideas for entertaining and parties.

25 Drinks in Mason Jars {For Adults Only} Please pin from the source, thank you! Watermelon Margarita from Yesterday on Tuesday Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail by Pink Heels Pink Truck Sparkling Citrus Sangria from Lipgloss and Crayons  Homemade Limoncello from The Happier Homemaker Moonlight Margarita from The Shabby Chic Cottage  Tequila Blackberry Lemonade from Real Housemoms Make Ahead … [Read more...]

Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce

Delicious Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce Recipe and canning tips.

This post is sponsored by Ball® Canning Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce  This recipe is courtesy of Ball® Blue Book Guide to Preserving and Ball® Canning Ingredients 20 pounds tomatoes (about 60 medium) 1 cup chopped onions (about 1 large) 8 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup finely minced fresh basil Ball Citric Acid or bottled lemon juice PREP: Wash … [Read more...]

Best Barbecue Sauce Recipe

The Best Barbecue Sauce Recipe in a Mason Jar and jar labels and tags. Great for summer entertaining and gift giving.

This post is sponsored by Ball® Canning Best Barbecue Sauce Recipe Summertime is synonymous with barbecues. It's so fun to be outdoors with family and friends, enjoying delicious food fresh off the grill. You can make your gathering even more special with  homemade barbecue sauce. It's easy to make and it's so much more special than buying the premade sauce from the store. Make extra jars to give guests as a … [Read more...]

A Delicious Dozen Recipes in Jars

A Dozen Delicious Recipes in Jars from refreshing drinks to delectable desserts.

A Dozen Delicious Recipes in Jars Smores Smoothie Recipe from Must Have Moms Red, White and Blue Patriotic Pops from Oh My Creative Fresh Strawberry Lemonade from Spaceships and Laserbeams Tangelo Mint Iced Tea from Homemaking Hacks  No Bake Cherry Cheesecake from Love Create Celebrate Gooey Caramel Brownie Pudding in a Jar from Better in Bulk Apricot Jam from Sweet & Savory by Shinee Overnight Oats with … [Read more...]

Patriotic Splatter Mason Jars

DIY Patriotic Splatter Mason Jars, great for 4th of July entertaining.

Patriotic Splatter Mason Jars I so enjoy all the red, white and blue projects this time of the year! I never get tired of this color combination. It's even prettier when you use Chalky Finish Paint! First, check out these other Patriotic Ideas from the DecoArt Core Bloggers: Supplies: Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Romance (red),  Everlasting (white),  and Legacy (blue). You'll also want to grab … [Read more...]

25 Mason Jar Ideas for Weddings

25 Mason Jar Ideas for Weddings: Crafts, Decor and More.

 25 Mason Jar Ideas for Weddings Here are 25 Mason Jar Ideas for Weddings.... please pin from the source, thank you! Groom's To-Go Kit in a Jar from Yesterday on Tuesday Coconut Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub from The Cottage Market Mason Jar Groom and Bride Jars from The 36th Avenue Lace Mason Jar Vase from The Country Chic Cottage Tiramisu in a Jar from The Shabby Creek Cottage Wedding Wish Jar from The … [Read more...]

25 Mason Jar Ideas for Father’s Day

25 Mason Jar Ideas for Father's Day: Tons of gift ideas to make Dad feel special on Father's Day, food, crafts and decor.

25 Mason Jar Ideas for Father's Day Here are twenty-five fabulous Mason Jar Ideas for Father's Day! From food to crafts, there is tons of inspiration. Please pin from the source, thank you! I'm Nuts About You Caddy from Yesterday on Tuesday Mason Jar BBQ Sauce for Father's Day by Shaken Together Life World's Greatest Pop Gift in a Jar by The Gunny Sack Mason Jar Gift Tags for Father's Day by Somewhat … [Read more...]

DIY Father’s Day Gift

Fun DIY Father's Day Gift idea, an "I'm Nuts About You" Caddy. A whimsical, thoughtful and useful present for Dad.

This post is sponsored by DecoArt, where I'm a Core Blogger DIY Father's Day Gift Dads give us so much comfort and love, we're nuts about them, right? So why not show Dad how you feel about him with a DIY Father's Day Gift... of nuts! Supplies: DecoArt Olde Worlde Decou-Page Paper, DecoArt Decou-page, wooden caddy from Michaels, #1 Dad wood piece from Michaels, three Mason Jars, shipping tags, scissors, a nail … [Read more...]

Basil Vinegar Lemon Cucumber Drink

Refreshing Basil Vinegar Lemon Cucumber Drink in a Mason Jar, a delicious beverage to enjoy in summer or anytime.

Refreshing Basil Vinegar Lemon Cucumber Drink Have you tried drinking vinegars yet? We all know how great vinegar can be around the house but these drinking vinegars are also amazing to drink! Ingredients: Thai Basil Drinking Vinegar, sparkling water, basil, a cucumber, a lemon, a muddler and ice. First, slice some cucumber and lemon slices. Directions 1. Pour 1/4 cup of the drinking vinegar. 2. Add to a … [Read more...]