How To Make Homemade Sweet or Spicy BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Nobody has time in the heat of summer (and the unending harvesting) to make batch after batch of different sauces. This base recipe for BBQ sauce can stand on it’s own but also serves as a starting point for a variety of delicious sauces. Spicy and Smokey BBQ Sauce Starting with the 1/2 unstrained base […]

How to Make Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam

Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam

Back to back cherry recipes, what can I say? It’s cherry season and I love cherries. This recipe is absolutely delicious and one of my favorites. My Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam is a popular friend and family request as gifts, and it’s easy to taste way. It’s absolutely worthy of the praise, sweet with a […]

How to Make Sweet Cherry Limeade Concentrate

Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade Cherry season is here and it is time to make one of my favorite concentrates! I love cherries and my cherry limeade concentrate disappeared so quickly last year it’s been a trial to wait for cherries to be in season to restock. I don’t currently grow my own cherries so I keep an […]

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes – How to Use Canned Potatoes

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

Home canned potatoes can be used for more than just adding to stews and making mash potatoes. Their pre-cooked consistency lends itself perfectly to an easy side dish. Soft and fluffy in the middle with a crunchy coating this recipe is a fantastic way to use up some canned potatoes. I often use the air […]

Lemon Curd – How to Water Bath Can this Zesty Sweet Treat

Lemon Curd

What is Lemon Curd? Lemon curd is a sweet and tangy treat that is great addition to add to your shelf of preserves. I love the taste of lemons, especially when this recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Add as a filling to your next batch of cupcakes or spread it on […]

6 Great Ways to Use Lemon in the Home

Whipped Lemon Sugar Scrub

I don’t live in an area known for its lemon production (West Virginia) so I tend to buy bulk lemons whenever I find a good deal. I use them for a variety of things from cleaning to baking. Experimenting is one of my favorite things to do so I will almost always try something new! […]

5 Minute Easy Mexican Black Bean and Corn Salad

Corn and Bean Salad

This recipe couldn’t be easier and comes together so fast you wouldn’t believe it. I love this Black Bean and Corn Salad as an alternative to a side of rice for any southwest themed meal and it is especially good on a hot summer day. Its also a great way to use some of those […]

The Best Beef Stroganoff – From the Canning Pantry

Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is a well loved classic dinner, one that many have grown to love since early childhood. With the last of winter’s chill leaving the air, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some comfort food. Rich creamy sauce, umami flavor of mushrooms and soft egg noodles leave you full, warm and maybe a bit […]

Homemade Breakfast Sausage – How to Make You Own

Ingredients for Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Taste Testing Recipes In this weeks video we have a great time trying out breakfast sausage recipes from our favorite youtube chefs. The variety of flavors, spices and additives gave us a lot to think about when it came time to develop our own recipe! Schraver’s taste buds are finely tuned to the familiar, which […]

Fresh and Easy Mango Salsa – Great for Canning

Never Look a Gift Fruit in the Pit Who goes to a whiskey distillery tasting and walks away with a ripe mango? I did. That would be me. Schraver has been working with a local distillery here in WV and we stopped by so I could try some of their excellent libations (seriously, I’m not […]