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How-To Articles & Videos

Intro to Canning Video, by Diane LaVonne

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

Adventures in Home Canning, by Kim O’Donnel

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 but be sure to click on the link below for the full updates library.


Songs to Can to

A selection of music to get in the canning spirit!

Canned Goods,” by Greg Brown

Strawberry Jam,” by Michelle Shocked

Jammin’,” by Bob Marley

Can-Can,” by Johann Strauss Orchestra

Pump up the Jam,” by Technotronic

Can-Can,” by Bobby Short

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  6. Jeanne says:

    Megan: Thank you!