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Desserts In a Jar

For about a year now I’ve been converting my recipes into dehydrated ingredients so I could store them in canning jars. Last year was the first time in my life that I entered anything in Utah State Fair. I learned a lot and won 3 ribbons on my canned items. […]


Jalapeno Jelly

  Jalapeno Jelly is a wonderful gift to make and give your family, friends and neighbors.  You might find this Jelly to purchase but it costs $6-$10 per bottle. The cost to make it yourself is $2-$3. It is a great gift to make in the fall when the vegetables […]



My new found love is the Sprializer!  I impulsively purchased the Paderno-World Cuisine Vegetable Slicer on amazon with the goal of making salads in a jar.  I then started doing research on the internet to learn more about this awesome tool and I found the website Inspiralized   I was so […]


Salad in a Jar with Chicken

This Salad in a Jar with Chicken webpage is the second lesson in a series. The first lesson is the Introduction to the salads in a jar, which teaches about cleaning vegetables and fruit, about non-fat salad dressings and teaches how to place the ingredients in the jars. The Lessons […]


Decorating Mason Jars

Decorating Mason Jars for a party adds color all around the room and it’s an inexpensive way to decorate the event. Pictured below is star wire garland wrapped around a salad in a jar for a 4th of July party. The salad jars can be made and decorated the day […]


Sealing Meals in A Jar with a FoodSaver

The FoodSaver comes with a hose attachment that can be used with jar sealer attachments.       The Jar Attachments are designed for Ball® and Kerr® brand wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars. Wide-mouth Jar Sealers can only be used with wide-mouth jars and the Regular Jar Sealers can be […]


Meals In A Jar – Oatmeal Recipes

Oatmeal Health Benefits 1. Oatmeal lowers cholesterol because it is rich in soluble fiber 2. Oatmeal can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure 3. Oatmeal is full of antioxidants, which reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease 4. Oatmeal prevents the arteries from hardening. When oatmeal is paired […]

Food Storage

Bee Prepared – Food Storage

For decades, government and religious organizations have urged people to prepare themselves by storing extra food and water. In light of recent disasters and unsettled economic times, it is becoming easy to see the importance of doing so. I have taught food storage classes throughout my life and when I […]