Canning isn’t as complicated as it sounds.
I’m here to show you just how fun and easy preserving your foods can be!
At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond: DVD
Home canning has almost become a lost art. But with backyard gardens on the rise, and a growing movement toward eating locally grown foods, more people are seeking to rediscover ways of preserving the harvest year round.
In At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond, Kendra Lynne shows you safe and easy methods of canning at home, and demonstrates everything you need to know to start water bath canning and pressure canning in your very own kitchen.
Whether you’re completely new to the world of canning, or you need a little push to break out of your comfort zone, Kendra encourages you to have fun with your canner by demonstrating how to put up a variety of foods and meals for your family to enjoy!
Learn to can everything from fruits and veggies, to meats and meals-in-a-jar!
What You’ll See
- Apple Jelly
- Blueberry Pie Filling
- Grape Juice
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Green Beans
- Dried Beans
- Ground Beef
- Chile Con Carne
- Chicken Soup
- Beef Stew
Kendra demonstrates how to use a water bath canner and a pressure canner. She has also included an entire safety segment which goes over everything you need to know to ensure that you preserve your food safely.
As a bonus, Kendra takes the canning outdoors and shows you how to can on a propane stove as another option. This DVD features All American Pressure Cooker/Canners and Tattler Reusable Canning Lids.
Learning To Can Will Be Life Changing. Gain your food freedom today!
- Preserve foods for years ahead.
- Save money by doing it yourself.
- Eat locally grown produce and meat all year round.
- Take control of what’s in your food.
- Enjoy the convenience of meals-in-a-jar.
- Make your own jars of baby food.
- Share homemade goodies with family and friends.
- Start your own business selling home canned goods.
Read what customers have to say...
“This is the solution to everyone and anyone who has had any reservations about canning but especially pressure canning. When I started pressure canning it was honestly a bit scary, we have all heard the horror stories, and I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything right. I looked high and low for all the information I could get my hands on about pressure canning and sadly I didn’t find a lot, I could hardly find books on it let alone a good dvd!! I moved forward with my pressure canning adventure hesitantly and very cautiously and even though I had my All American pressure canner I still didn’t use it very much, I just lacked confidence. So, when this dvd came out I was excited and bought a copy. After watching it I can tell you it really inspired me to use my pressure canner more and gave me the confidence and most importantly, the knowledge to move forward with both caution and yet without fear. So many great recipes and watching the process has helped me so much more than a book could have. Bottom line is if you know anyone who wants to can or has any interest in it buy them this dvd! It’s 100% worth it!”
I don’t often give five stars to stuff just because I don’t think it makes a product look all that credible but, wowzers, this video is awesome! I was watching while I wrapped Christmas gifts and I almost got caught by the kids with unwrapped items because I kept stopping to watch, fascinated by all the cool stuff she was doing. I didn’t grow up canning and I’m not very detail oriented so I learned a ton even though I’ve been canning for a few years now. I’m finally inspired to can stews and stuff; I WANT that tall All-Clad so I can do 14 quart jars at a time. (The biggest thing that keeps me from canning meats and meals is that my canner just isn’t big enough to do a lot of jars – I feed ten people at a time and need to be able to can a lot of product at once.)
Bottom line, the canner in your life needs this video for Christmas! I plan use it as part of my homeschool curriculum for my DD who is at the perfect age to start learning.
Kendra takes the intimidation and fear out of pressure canning. Her ease and knowledge are transferred to the viewer – I feel much better about the range of my canning ability after watching the DVD. I really enjoyed it!
~ Shaye Elliott, The Elliott Homestead
This is a very comprehensive canning tutorial. Kendra takes you through water bath canning and moves onto pressure canning without missing a beat. She takes the mystery out of this old fashioned almost lost art of food preservation. Let me just list a few of the highlights.
1. Kendra takes a step by step approach. She makes you feel like she’s right there with you in the kitchen.
2. She repeats herself a lot! In a normal video this might be a complaint. But this is a major asset to this video for two reasons. One, you can play any section without having to watch (or re-watch) the whole video. Two, repetition is a great teacher, and since safety is a major component to canning, the repetition is great!
3. Kendra explains how to use regular metal lids and Tattler lids. This is great because the Tattler reusable lids are great money savers but can be tricky to get the hang of.
4. This video goes over the difference between water bath canning and pressure canning in detail.
5. Kendra gives you a variety of recipes to try.
6. There is a whole section on safety and how to keep your food safe.
7. Kendra also talks you through equipment. She goes over what you need and what you don’t.
8. Kendra talks you through canning in different environments. She does a demo on a camping stove and she addresses canning on a glass top stove.
9. Not only does Kendra take the mystery out of pressure canning she also takes the mystery out of canning meat. A lot of seasoned canners will tell you they are scared to can meat. Kendra does it easily and shows you how.
10. There are pop-ups all through the video that repeat important information. Remember what I said about repetition! So you are hearing the information in some places and seeing it in others. A great way to learn!
I would highly recommend this video, especially if you are new to canning, but even if you’ve been canning for a while, as it never hurts to brush up on techniques every now and again. I plan to use this video to help me teach my children; it’s that comprehensive!
~ J. Osuch, Self Reliant School
While I have been water bath canning for years, I have hesitated to learn pressure canning for a long time. Even though I know how many nourishing convenience foods I could prepare ahead of time to later serve my family, the horror stories of exploding canners were always in the back of my mind so I made excuses and never learned. Kendra explained things so thoroughly that it removed all of my worries. After watching At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond, I felt much less intimidated and confident enough that I’ve now canned in the pressure canner several times and of course nothing bad has happened. I couldn’t recommend this DVD enough for anyone interested in taking their knowledge to the next level.
~ Mrs. V
I have always been slightly (incredibly)-phobic to can. I’ve always been afraid I would mess up and harm my family. Having no one near me to help me out, I never trusted youtube videos that didn’t go into great detail about why and how.
Then I sat down and watched At Home Canning for Beginners and am a convert! Being able to sit at Kendra’s ‘dining room table’ and watch as she cans, listen as she explains the how-to’s and why’s, gave me all of the confidence to tackle this on my own! Now I can feel better about providing my family with home-canned items we’ve made or grown from our own garden, and build up our pantry for times of need, whether our own emergencies or those of our neighbors and friends.
Kendra really covers all of the bases with this video:
How to can with a water bath canner
How to can with a pressure cooker/canner (and why you can’t just use a pressure cooker)
How to can fruits for sauces & jellies.
How to can meats and beans.
How to can vegetables.
How to raw-pack vs. hot-pack
How to can on an alternative heat source – she uses a propane camping grill.
The great thing about the video is that it’s set up like separate canning sessions for each type of canning category. This way, she walks you through all the safety issues so that you get it no matter what part of the video you are watching. If you want to learn to can beans – skip to the bean category, but rest assured, you’re not going to be missing any valuable safety or procedure tips because they are repeated for you each step of the way. I don’t think I’ll ever forget to always check the rims of my jars before use!
Kendra also shows you how to can with both traditional metal lids and the Tattler reusable lids.
I’m so excited to start on my canning journey. And any time I find I need a refresher, I can pop in the DVD, go right to where I need, and review every step of the way. And I know that my canning will be safe and productive!
~ Jane, Mom with a Prep
Whether you’re a prepper, survivalist, frugal homemaker, hobbyist or someone just interested in preserving your own foods. this is the DVD for you. Well done and complete. Definitely a great investment and a must have for everyone interested in canning!! Great DVD…!!!!!
~ Bruce E. Bellis
This DVD is perfect for the novice canner and the seasoned canner alike. I have been canning for a few years, and yet I walked away from viewing this with more than a few new tips. Kendra does a great job of explaining and demonstrating how to safely and properly can in both water bath and pressure canners. I especially loved the pop-ups that were filled with tips and little bits of information. From safety to canning meat to canning applesauce, this DVD has it all in an easy to watch, informative format. I’m excited to have this resource to recommend to others when I am asked for a good canning guide. I love my Ball Blue Book, but this is my next favorite canning resource. Kendra did a great job and I cannot give this DVD enough great praise.
~Charley Cooke, Cooke’s Frontier
This is a great DVD tutorial for the beginner as well as the more seasoned canner. Although not a novice at canning, I still learned some very valuable tips from Kendra! Her style and presentation was so welcoming and comfortable…I felt like I was hanging out in the kitchen (or back yard) with a friend. I highly recommend this DVD! Thanks for doing this. Best Blessings!
~Donna Miller, Millers Grain House
Wow what an amazing step by step video! I never knew canning could be so easy. This video is very well done and provides the detail to really understand every step of the canning process!
~ Hugh Mauricio
Very informative! As a beginner canner I loved watching Kendra make applesauce and jam along with all the other canning recipes. I am really excited to now try canning myself, this video made it seem easy and safe. My favorite part about this video is how she shows how to use a pressure canner – something I have been terrified to try to use. This was a great video with a lot of wonderful instruction and tips. Worth the price.
~ Matthew Truman
I really enjoyed this DVD. I have been home pressure canning for 5 years and water bath canning for longer, and even as a seasoned home canner, I learned some new things from Kendra that I did not know before. I will now be using vinegar to wipe the rims of jars when canning meats and using only canning salt in my jars to prevent discoloration of food, which is an issue that I’ve had for years. I have heard for years that you shouldn’t can food outdoors, but after watching how it’s done in this DVD, I have learned that canning outdoors doesn’t have to be ‘scary’. I may be trying it next summer!
Kendra starts her DVD with all of the necessary safety precautions, and while she is comfortable using some methods that are not found in the Ball Blue Book, she is careful to direct watchers to start with tried, true and tested recipes for a safer canning experience. I also really appreciate that Kendra includes instructions on using the Tattler reusable lids that I use regularly in addition to the familiar metal lids.
Throughout the DVD, there are popup bubbles with helpful tips which will aid the watcher in understanding key points that will help them successfully can these and other recipes from start to finish. Coupled with Kendra’s relaxed way of explaining the process, this DVD ‘puts the cookies on the bottom shelf’ so to speak so that anyone can get started quickly and simply.
In some places in the beginning of the DVD, there are some issues with the sound not matching with the video (particularly when Kendra is talking, and only for a small segment), but don’t allow that to put you off–the DVD is comprehensive, hugely informative, and the substance of the teaching is not at all lost despite this issue.
I will definitely be recommending this DVD to those would like to learn about canning, as well as those who want to take their canning skills to the next level.
~ Kristi Stone, Stone Family Farmstead
Wow. Just wow! I wasn’t sure if this DVD would cover everything I wanted to learn, but it covered that and more! It was SO nice to watch this from home instead of spending money to attend a local class or spending hours perusing the internet looking for canning recipes. After watching it, canning is no longer scary and unknown to me, and I feel like I could jump right in! Now, just to convince my husband that a canner is just what we need 🙂
~ DaNelle Wolford, Weed ’em and Reap
Start Your Home Canning Journey Today!
Order At Home Canning For Beginners & Beyond today, and get started preserving the harvest year round!
Author, Producer, Canning Instructor
Kendra is a stay-at-home mom of four. She stays very busy keeping house, homeschooling, freelance writing, teaching canning classes, and doing everything she can to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
You can follow her blog at: newlifeonahomestead.com