Canning and Freezing

Information on home food safety, including canning and freezing sauerkraut, pickles, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, beans, fruit pie fillings, jellies, jams and spreads. Tips on harvesting and preserving herbs and spices and home cheesemaking.

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Make-Ahead Freezer Meals to the Rescue - Articles Articles
Preparing and freezing family meals in advance will save you time on busy days. This will help you get a hot meal on the dinner table with less stress. More
Making Soup Safely
Making Soup Safely - Articles Articles

Making Soup Safely

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn about the food safety risks and proper methods of canning or freezing soup at home. More
Making Low or No Sugar Jam and Jelly
Making Low or No Sugar Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
Commercial products are available that create a gel without sugar. Low and no sugar jam and jelly will have different characteristics than regular jam or jelly. More
Preventing Jam and Jelly from Not Setting
Preventing Jam and Jelly from Not Setting - Videos Videos
This video describes the possible causes of jam and jelly not gelling or setting, as well as tips to prevent this from happening. More
Preventing Crystal Formation when Making Jam and Jelly
Preventing Crystal Formation when Making Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
Following proper procedure is critical to prevent jam or jelly from becoming grainy. This video describes causes as well as tips to prevent crystal formation. More
Pectin’s Role in Making Jam and Jelly
Pectin’s Role in Making Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
There are different types of pectin that can be used in jam and jelly making. Understanding how pectin works, and its proper use assures a quality product. More
Making Low Sugar Jam and Jelly with Low Methoxyl Pectin
Making Low Sugar Jam and Jelly with Low Methoxyl Pectin - Videos Videos
Low methoxyl pectin, if correctly used, will create a gel in the absence of sugar and acid for those desiring jams and jelly containing less sugar. More
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Jam or Jelly
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Jam or Jelly - Videos Videos
Ripeness and type of fruit determine a fruits pectin content, both critical ingredients to making jam and jelly with a firm, tender texture, and excellent flavor. More
Acidity Level of Fruit in Jam and Jelly Preparation
Acidity Level of Fruit in Jam and Jelly Preparation - Videos Videos
Fruits have varying levels of acidity. The higher the acid level the better the gelling process, low acid fruits require additional acid to obtain a good gel. More
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Time to make Sauerkraut! - News News

Time to make Sauerkraut!

09/18/2017

The ideal time for making and preserving homemade sauerkraut is in the fall. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers - Articles Articles
The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers) More
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa - Articles Articles
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home. More
Freezing meals can make it easy to eat together
Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime - Articles Articles

Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime

Dori Campbell, MS, RD, LDN

Have you ever considered preparing two weeks’ worth of meals in a single day? The greatest advantage of doing so is providing home-cooked meals for your family. More
Meat and Poultry
Meat and Poultry - Articles Articles

Meat and Poultry

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

Meat and poultry can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing. More
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