Canning & Preserving

Hearty Marinara with Veggies & Ground Beef | Roots & Boots

Hearty Marinara with Veggies and Ground Beef

I’m excited to share this recipe with you for my hearty marinara with veggies and ground beef!  It’s the perfect way to use up lots of homegrown tomatoes and other garden veggies, and turn it all into freezer meals for the months ahead. You will LOVE pulling this sauce straight from the freezer, heating it…

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Honey Canned Peaches | Roots & Boots

Home Canned Peaches without Sugar

Yes, it’s totally possible to make home canned peaches without sugar.  Here’s how…

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How to Can Sugar-Free Jam | Roots & Boots

How to Can Sugar-Free Jam: The Ultimate Guide

Good news: it’s totally possible to can sugar-free jam that is both delicious and shelf stable.  And the best part of all?  You can feel great about indulging in these healthier versions of your favorite home canned jams. 

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How to Freeze Bell Peppers | Roots & Boots

How to Freeze Bell Peppers

Wondering how to freeze bell peppers for future use?  It’s easier than you might think.

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How to Freeze Swiss Chard and Other Leafy Greens | Roots & Boots

How to Freeze Swiss Chard and Other Leafy Greens

Learn how to freeze Swiss Chard and other leafy greens so you can preserve your spinach, chard, kale and other garden greens for the winter.

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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes | Roots & Boots

Roasted Cherry {or Grape} Tomatoes

We’re harvesting tomatoes like crazy around here!  If you happen to have an abundance of grape or cherry tomatoes, may I suggest an easy and delicious remedy?

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Home Canned Tomato Soup

This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add extra veggies to your family’s meal plan.

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How to Dry Zucchini Noodles

You’ve heard the jokes about country folks discovering a bag of zucchini left on their porch or in their unlocked car in the dead of night…yes, it’s zucchini season alright!

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Canning Diced Green Chiles

Canning Diced Green Chiles

Canning diced green chiles has been on my list for the last few years.  Last year, I canned green chiles from the farmer’s market.  This year I’m super pumped to be canning diced green chiles from my own garden!

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Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

There’s just something magical about pesto. It’s a simple combination that packs a powerful punch. From pasta to soup to eggs to veggies to sandwiches, fresh basil pesto adds a little extra zip. 

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