Food Preservation

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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Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
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Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Select the “waxy” or “boiling” kinds. Most red-skin potatoes are suitable, and many white or gold round new potatoes with thin skins work well, too. More
Root Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas
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Root Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Root vegetables must be processed in a pressure canner. Root vegetables cannot be safely canned in a boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canner. More
Soup
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Soup

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

The convenience of canned soup makes cooking and meal preparation easier. More
Preserving Soup Safely
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Preserving Soup Safely

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn about safe methods for canning or freezing soup at home. More
Home Cheesemaking
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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
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The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers) More
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa
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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
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Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime

Dori Owczarzak, 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
Source: USDA
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
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes
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Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a food-borne illness is high due to improper heating methods. More
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking
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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Instead of relying on herbs and spices purchased from the grocery store, gardeners can grow, harvest, and preserve their own. More
Meat and Poultry
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Meat and Poultry

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

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

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article discusses canning and freezing methods for snap beans. More
Sauerkraut
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Sauerkraut

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article offers recipes, freezing, and canning methods for sauerkraut. More
Quick Process Pickles
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Quick Process Pickles

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article details canning methods for different kinds of pickles. More
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