All posts in "Canning"

Pressure Canning Beef Stew: Raw Pack

By Homesteading Mom / September 30, 2014

Cheap and easy, pressure canning beef stew is a must for your pantry. This beef stew recipe was the second recipe I ever made in a pressure canner. (The first was chicken stock.) It’s simple, delicious, and pure comfort food. Plus, this may be one of the easiest beef stew recipes ever.  There is no […]


Meals In Jars

By Homesteading Mom / September 6, 2013

I have arrived late to the party when it comes to this great idea, Meals In Jars. Apparently, this is a marriage of food storage and convenience meals. How could I have missed this? I was cruising YouTube looking for new ideas for food storage, and finally stumbled upon this rather ingenious method of storing […]


On the mend, and a pressure canning “learning moment”

By Homesteading Mom / November 11, 2012

Hey folks, Due to an illness that ran through our home like a steamroller, there was no way I could sit at the computer for very long. I should, however, have this past week’s totals documented here tomorrow. I would like to share one little “learning moment” in home canning. With the first update, I […]


Pressure Canning vs. Water Bath Canning

By Homesteading Mom / August 4, 2010

What is the difference between pressure canning and water bath canning?  Temperature!  A very high temperature to be exact.  Pressure canning allows the heat inside a pressure canner to build up to 240*F.  The water bath method uses boiling water, which only reaches 212*F, and even less if at higher elevations.  Something magical happens when a pressure […]


Welcome to Homesteading Mom

By Homesteading Mom / July 27, 2010

This site is dedicated to helping people learn homesteading skills.  The category list will continue to grow as this web site grows, but here is a quick description of each category: Food Preparation Food should be prepared from single-ingredient items (for example, pork, milk, basil, honey, butter, eggs, carrot, etc.), and from as many items […]