2015 #CanItForward Day Is Here!

I love this day. It is a day where Jarden Home Brands joins forces with chefs and food preservers around the country and goes on tour showing everyone how it's done. And today is the day. There is a live stream at the bottom of this post where you can watch it all unfold. I have been … [Read more...]

Canning Season and the New Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

Canning season officially began last night in our house. It was one of the most fun opening nights I've had. :) Two friends came over, one canned with me, the other drank wine with us while we worked hard for those little 4 oz jars of precious jam. Girl talk and canning = a perfect night! I even … [Read more...]

Peach Jam Shortbread Cookies {Recipe}

Just a few weeks ago I introduced you all to Abby Dodge's Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. Remember? We spruced them up into Sweet Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. And they were delicious (if I do say so myself;) With it being peach season at the moment, I found myself craving peach desserts. Now, … [Read more...]

International Can-It-Forward Day! A Good Place To Start…

Happy International Can-It-Forward Day! Last year I wrote about National Can-It-Forward Day, but this year Jarden Home Brands is taking it International! Here in this house we celebrate this as a holiday.:) Kidding (kind-of). But honestly, we will be canning today. Peaches are crazy … [Read more...]

Herb Preserving and a Ball Brand Can-It-Forward Giveaway

In my eyes it is the most wonderful season of the year! We have entered the season of canning. I was a little nervous about this year without a garden. But we are settling in and I have found 3 farms within a 5 mile radius of our new home. AND the neighbors have even begun giving me veggies across … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Spice Up Your Canning

Oooh! I can hardly wait for canning season. The green is out, I see flowers on my tomato plants, herbs are a-growing, and word around town is that strawberries are getting ready to ripen. It is almost time. Now, last year I had quite the line-up of canned good and I don't plan on slowing down … [Read more...]

Canning Season’s About To Begin – Here’s What You Need To Know

Every year right around this time I start to get really excited. Just the other day we had our first 80 degree day (nevermind that it dropped back down into the 30's last week). The kids get excited, they start asking if they can wear short sleeves (Crazy!), mom gets happier, and we all head … [Read more...]

Jalapeño Jelly {Tutorial}

One of my very favorite jellies to make in the summer is jalapeño. I realize this may not be everyone's favorite, but bear with me. It tastes delicious especially "in" things. Now, I will say, I would never eat Jalapeño Jelly on toast (not that you couldn't, just that I wouldn't). Some of my … [Read more...]

National Can-It-Forward Day! What Will You Be Canning?

Can I get a huge cheer because Saturday is National Can-It-Forward Day? It's the most wonderful time of the year... (to a tune)! I have been enjoying all that canning has to offer over the last few years and each year I get into it more and more. This year my goal was to can pickles (check!). We … [Read more...]

Your February Self Will Thank You

I am considering myself really lucky today because one of my very favorite people is guest blogging on The Vintage Mom. Stefanie is one amazing woman. I haven't known her for a very long time, but since we have met, I have enjoyed every part of our friendship. She works at Eckerton Hill Farm but has … [Read more...]

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