Holiday Recipe: Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce #recipe #holiday #christmas #thanksgiving #labels #canning #gift

I have never had canned, processed cranberry sauce. I’ve seen it slide in a can-shaped lump into a serving bowl, get mushed around, and presented beside the holiday bird, but I’ve never tried it. Hmmm, I wonder why? For many years I thought I just didn’t like cranberry sauce. The idea of that bright red… 

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Caramelized Balsamic Figs

Balsamic Caramelized Figs from My Own Ideas blog #recipe #labels #canning

(Used in this project: Canning Labels and Heart Tags in Renaissance style.) If you could put the flavor of late summer in a jar this would be it. Fresh figs are such a delight and around for such a short period of time. When they are, I preciously collect all the most perfect little flowers… 

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How To Host A Canning Party


I love August, not only because it’s my birthday month (and yes I celebrate it for a full 31 days), but also because my vegetable garden starts producing ripe tomatoes, tomatillos, squash, cucumber and other home grown veggies on a daily basis. In years past, I’ve only planted enough to eat fresh veggies for the… 

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Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles

Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles from My Own Ideas blog #pickling #canning

I first heard about these Vietnamese daikon and carrot pickles a couple years ago while partaking in my first delicious Banh Mi sandwich experience. There was something about the sweet and sour taste, the cold, crunchy texture, and the vibrant color that stuck with me, so I decided to find a way to make these… 

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Canning & Preserve Recipes


‘Tis the season for garden harvesting and berry picking. We’ve got lots of great recipes for you to try. Start planning your pickling, preserving and vegetable canning this summer with these great recipes from the My Own Ideas team! And don’t forget to order your personalized canning labels and tags to transform your jars into… 

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Homemade Sauerkraut


(Used in this project: Canning Labels in Katniss style.) Making sauerkraut – and tasting it – is an adventure. Making it is like going into the past and discovering a secret art that achieves results impossible with modern technology. Tasting it is like tasting wine – every batch is different, with its own particular complexities… 

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Pickling Spice Blend


(Used in this project: Rectangle Labels in Dottie style with Medium Cellophane Bags.) Every year, just before the first garden vegetables are ready to harvest, I prepare a pickling spice blend for all my small-batch pickling. I only make a few jars of pickles per vegetable (I eat or freeze the rest), so my spices… 

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe from My Own Labels #canning #preserves #labels

(Used in this project: Canning Labels and Small Diamond Tags in Treasury style.) The summer sun warming fields of berries makes for only a few weeks a year where the strawberries are at the peak of sweetness. The richness of flavor may be fleeting in the fresh berries, but if you snap up a bunch… 

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Slow Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Ketchup


(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Diamond Tags in Rustic Style.) Homemade ketchup is a recipe that shines best when made using flavorful homegrown tomatoes harvested straight from the garden. I’ve prepared it using both fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, and tomatoes I’ve skinned, de-seeded, and stored in the freezer. Both methods work to create a delicious… 

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Cinnamon Pear Jam


Pears aren’t a fruit I normally come by during the canning season, which is why I was so excited when my husband’s aunt let us have access to her pear tree this year. I immediately knew what I wanted to make with her pears: pear-cinnamon jam from Food in Jars blog. I’ve had my eye… 

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