How-To Articles

Water Bath Canning Cheat Sheet, by CAA members

How to Host a Home Canning Party, by Kelly Ingram

Tips for Canning with Children, by Emily Paster

Canning 101, by tigress

Jamming Supplies

Pressure Canning 101, by Lorene Edwards Forkner

Starter Pickles, by Lucy Norris

Jam Making Tips, by Chef Kathy Casey

Weather and How It Affects Hitting the Gel Stage, by Annette Cottrell


In this section, we list some favorite recipes shared with us by chefs from around the country.

Books on Canning

If you are canning for the first time or want some inspiration for your next home canning party, our selection of books will inspire and educate you to can and preserve. Below is a sampling of some of our favorites.