Making Fresh Food For Our Families Saves Us Money


Hi Homeschool and Homesteading Dreamers,

In this this podcast you will hear me speak about the joy of making fresh food for our families! Not only is making fresh food enjoyable but it will also save you a great about of money. Plus, you get to be in charge of what ingredients to use.

You can listen to this podcast while you clean, do gardening, driving around town or doing the other things you need to do. Thank you for your time. May God bless you, your family and America.

Yours Truly,

Michael and Jackie 

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

  • 6 Cartons of Organic Strawberries or 6 lbs (Approx 1 large mixing bowl full)
  • 3 Tbsp of Pectin
  • As much honey as you'd like!

Steps for Making Jam

  1. First, prepare water bath canner, jars and lids by washing all and then boil glass jars, and all lid pieces. Everything needs to be boiled to kill any bacteria living on them.
  2. Now its time to prepare your strawberries. Kids are a great help with this step. My six year old was honestly better than me at taking the stems off the strawberries. With clean hands take the stems off the strawberries and then wash the strawberries.
  3. Next, crush the strawberries in a big cooking pot. I used our dutch oven to crush the strawberries. 
  4. Then, you boil the crushed strawberries and add pectin. Stir the hot strawberry mixture to prevent sticking to bottom of pan.
  5. Now, you can ladle the hot strawberry mixture into hot jars. You should only leave 1/4 inch head space. I'm not 100% sure why you can only leave 1/4 inch head space. Maybe it wouldn't seal the jars correctly other wise. Also, make sure to recover air bubbles with a butter knife. Just run a clean hot (to prevent bacteria) butter knife along the inside of the glass jar. 
  6. Finally, adjust the two piece caps and place in boiling hot water bath. Careful with all these hot cooking utensils and boiling water homestead friends.

I hope you enjoy this naturally sweet homemade strawberry jam recipe as much as my children and I did!