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11 Quick & Easy Jar Good Recipe Ideas

Classic Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Fresh Basil

Canning Process to extend shelf life.


3 pounds heirloom tomatoes (very ripe red or yellow meaty, – peeled and seeded, seeds strained and juices reserved, about 3/4 cup)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 

6 large garlic cloves (– skinned and finely sliced)

1 bunch basil optional (3 oz, 85 g – leaves removed from stems and torn in 1” pieces)

1 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)

ground black pepper (freshly, to taste)

1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar 

read directions

Oven Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

Seal tightly, and store, refrigerated, up to 1 month. Or canning process to extend shelflife.


16 dried tomatoes (Oven-dried)

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

6 sprigs fresh thyme

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

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Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

Canning Process to extend shelf life.


sun dried tomatoes (Pile of)

garlic (Fresh)

fresh basil

olive oil (Good quality)

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Easy Pickled Tomatoes


2 cups apple cider vinegar

2 cups water

1 lemon

2 pints cherry tomatoes


Pickling Spices

1/4 cup salt

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup dill sprigs (fresh)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

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Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Canning Process to extend shelf life.


1/2 cup water (room temperature)

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 medium squash or zucchini (about 1 pound, sliced ⅛-inch thick)

1 small yellow onion (sliced ⅛-inch thick)

3 ice cubes

2 cups apple cider vinegar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seed

3/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

read directions

How to Make Easy Pickled Asparagus


30 asparagus spears

1/3 cup sea salt

2 quarts cold water

1 2/3 white vinegar

Pickling Spice

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon table salt

1 teaspoon mustard seed

1 teaspoon dill seed

1 onion (sliced roughly)

1/3 teaspoon chili flakes

2 bunches fresh dill

read directions

Small Batch Blackberry Jam

Canning Process to extend shelf life.


4 cups blackberries (mashed)

2 cups sugar

1 lemon (zested and juiced)

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Refrigerator Pickled Green Dilly Beans


1 pound green beans (trimmed)

2 cups white vinegar

Pickling Spice

2 tablespoons pickling salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

2 cloves garlic (smashed)

1 bay leaf

read directions

Pickled Mini Sweet Peppers


14 ounces sweet peppers (assorted hot and, sliced, such as sweet mini bell and jalapenos)

2 cups white wine vinegar

3/4 cup white vinegar

1/2 white onion (large, thinly sliced)

2 garlic cloves (crushed)

Pickling Spice

1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 tablespoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon dill seeds

2 bay leaves

read directions

2 cups strawberries (hulled and sliced)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

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Herb Dressing for Veggies, Dinners


2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 whole lemon

3 1/2 ounces extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon parsley

1 teaspoon dill

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 teaspoon pepper

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