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Why I am Checking my Food Storage list….twice.

One would think in the middle of harvest season, I would be less concerned with what is on my shelf and instead focused on what it in the garden, but if there is one thing I have learned over the years it is to keep track of where we are at, and where I want [...]

By | July 28th, 2015|Cook, Food Storage, Pressure Canning, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Why I am Checking my Food Storage list….twice.

Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam…one of the best recipes for Rhubarb!

How many times have you heard that phrase in your life? Since it was one of my mom's favorite phrases over the last couple years, it is constantly in my head. And today is no exception. The transition to our new home, leaving behind everything we have worked so hard to pull together the last [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|Cook, Waterbath Canning|1 Comment

Five Simple Ways to Shave Money off your Grocery Budget (Part Two)

If you are just joining us on this totally awesome series after clicking a link on Pinterest or BlogLovin, I hope that you take a moment to read the FIRST part of our series and grab those ideas for saving money as well. You can find it right here by clicking this link. I promise, [...]

Lovely. Delicious. And Food storage Handy.

Since my stroke in May of this year, I have found I tire easily and yet, that has led to some very creative ways of doing things. Many years ago, growing in the Grand Valley of Colorado, I remember how easily so many things were made of peaches. Peach jam Peach salsa. Peach topping. I [...]

By | August 5th, 2014|Cook, Dinner, Uncatergorized, Waterbath Canning|3 Comments

Ten TOTALLY amazing posts for Throwback Thursday…and they all have to do with Canning!

Its that time of year again, isnt it? Time that the garden starts reproducing, time that the farmer's markets with all their awesome temptations and great deal start cropping up. Time where we know summer is in full bounty and we want to put it away for those long, cold winter months ahead. And then [...]

Our Biggest Announcement Yet! Our New Book is here!

It is FINALLY here! The first book in a set of three that are all about PRESERVING is finally available for purchase here at The Welcoming House! And JUST in time for Christmas gifting! Here is the cover of the new E-book:, Passionate About Preserving! What is this book about? Well, what if I told [...]

By | December 15th, 2013|Cook, DIY, For the Garden, For the Holidays, Holidays, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Our Biggest Announcement Yet! Our New Book is here!

Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

Good morning everyone!     While I am somewhat glad that our inept politicians came to an agreement yesterday to fund the government, for another three months, I see it as the respite before another huge fight in a couple months that will plunge us all into concern and anxiety again as we wait for [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Breakfast, Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, DIY, Fast and Easy, Guest Bloggers, Homesteading, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Meal Plans, Pressure Canning, Snacks or Sweets, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

How Crabapples Can Make THE BEST Apple Juice and Jelly …Waste Not, Want Not!

Crab apples have become our entertainment around here,  and a huge new favorite. And since it is: We want to share with you how amazing, how richly colored, and how incredibly delicious  this tart little apple makes so many things. At first glance, it does not even seem like the time spent on it would [...]

Simply a Snap Applesauce!

Ah, September..... Arguably my very favorite month of the year. September means the leaves begin to change.... the harvest begins to stack up in beautiful jars in the pantry.... I can sit on the deck with a steaming cup of coffee and a long sleeve shirt.... the rows of corn grow pale and golden across [...]

By | September 3rd, 2013|Cook, Fast and Easy, Snacks or Sweets, Waterbath Canning|2 Comments

Jam—Ten Things To Use it For You Would Never Have Thought Of!

Ah........Jam.  Whether you are talking about the common grape jam that is lurking in everyone's cupboards, or the less common jams using herbs, it is easy for us to fall into the habit of thinking that jam is only good for one thing.On toast.But the reason I put up so many jars of jam a [...]