I’m wrapping up Canning Week with this sweet and spicy peach jalapeño chutney.

Peach Jalapeño Chutney from completelydelicious.com

I hope you all have enjoyed this week’s canning recipes and ideas! And I hope that at least a few of you have caught the canning bug. Be warned, once you discover how fun, easy and rewarding home canning can be, you’re going to want to can everything.

Utah peaches are still going strong and I just can’t get enough! I’ve already put up several jars of sliced peaches, but I wanted something more in my pantry for the winter. One afternoon after harvesting no less than 17 jalapeños, the thought struck me to put the two together, and that’s how this chutney was born.

It’s ridiculously simple, incredibly flavorful, and goes with just about anything. Spoon it over chicken or pork, serve it alongside a cheese platter, or use it as a spread on sandwiches. Continue Reading…


If you are looking for fun ways to package your jars of home-canned goodies for gifts, here are 7 ideas to get you started.

How to Package Preserves as Gifts from completelydelicious.com

I am not a crafty person, let me just get that out there. But I do love to give gifts, especially food.

Every fall I put up a little extra preserves, jam, etc. with the holidays, birthdays, and other occasions in mind. The preserved food itself is beautiful already, but I like to dress the jars up a bit more. The decoration is always simple, with craft supplies I already have.

There’s nothing costly or complicated here, just a few suggestions for how you can turn your plain jars into lovely gifts. Continue Reading…


Next up for Canning Week— a simple and flavorful sauce made of fresh tomatoes, basil, and other herbs.

Tomato-Basil Marinara Sauce, perfect for canning! From completelydelicious.com

Just a few years ago, any canning apart from a small batch of jam was completely beyond me. Extremely intimidating, and pretty much impossible. But thanks in part to the encouragement and inspiration from my Canning Week buddies, Becky and Kelley, I’ve overcome my fear and discovered how doable the whole process is.

Canned marinara sauce was one of those projects that at one time scared the bejeezus out of me, and now it’s one of my favorite things to put up each fall. The process is a little long, though not difficult, and at the end you’re left with several jars of homemade marinara that will brighten even the darkest winter day. Continue Reading…


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