If you are new to canning then I have a must-read book for you! I have one or two canning recipe books but I have found my favorite! I was asked if I wanted to review Better Homes and Gardens Can It! Since I was planning on canning this year I jumped at the opportunity.
I have canned before, once and it wasn’t my finest moment, let’s just say the pickles were somewhat edible and my garbage disposal ate a lot of soggy Hungarian peppers! I knew that I didn’t want to give up on the idea of canning but I needed simpler recipes and were fool proof! I cringe at how much money was wasted on those beautiful Hungarian peppers that I destroyed.
Better Homes and Gardens Can It! Review
Canning this year with Better Homes and Gardens Can It! has been a success so far! After looking through the beautiful 140+ photographs and highly organized book I found one recipe that was not only what they said was Easy Peasy but the ingredient were easy to come by and it required no washing, peeling or preparing fruit or veggies and reading just the title made my mouth water! Once I saw Pomegranate Jelly Recipe, I knew that this was the one to start off canning 2012 in our house!
Things to love about the Can it! Canning Book:
- beautiful photographs of the actual recipes for EVERY canning/preserving recipe (great for visual learners like me!)
- organized table of contents lays out the book by canning basics, berries, tomatoes, citrus, row crops, herbs, vine, gift giving, troubleshooting
- almost every recipe page has a useful “test kitchen tip” at bottom of page
- perfect for beginner canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes
- over 100+ delicious recipes for every palate
- simple hands-on instructions for every recipe
- perfectly priced at $17.99 for paperback or just $9.99 for an ebook
I tried the Pomegranate Jelly Recipe and found it delicious and super easy. Below are the ingredients for the recipe.
Find the whole recipe, with plenty of photos here. The whole process from start to finish was less than 30 minutes.
After the jelly set and was cooled, I wrote on top of the lid the contents and date made. If you want to give the jelly as gifts, add a homemade tag with string, use fabric scraps and raffia for the top, and perhaps attach a spreading knife (I found cute ones at Goodwill for cheap).
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Wiley Publshers who provided me with the product for review.