So call me strange but when I decide to try something new, I go full barrel lol. I stumbled on a ton of healthy recipes for meals and sugar free (actually healthy all in all ) desserts in a effort to try new stuff for all of us, and especially myself (need to/want to lose about 20 lbs) and easy child (she's chubby, not fat, but for the first time she told me its emotionally affecting her). easy child and I have talked about things we can do and she's so on board, and luckily she loves to help me cook and to try new stuff. So it's turning into a fun thing to find delicious things that are good for us and can cure us when we get killed with sweet tooths or cravings etc. Anyhow, as things are want to do with me, this search for ideas and recipes turned into a mad desire to try my hand at canning (well jarring) fresh stuff after I stumbled across a recipe for some sugar free fruit things (pies, sugar free fruit butter to replace real butter for sweet attacks) etc. That led to looking up how to jar this stuff for longer storage, which led to a site that had so many wonderful instructions for a ton of stuff. I spent hours last night weeding through for ones we'd all eat and enjoy and seem to be a process I can handle in cooking etc. Next weekend I plan to start and I'm awfully glad we have a huge walk in pantry with loads of shelves because the list of things I'm sure we'll enjoy is loooooong. And no making one or two jars of something for me, if I'm making something anyhow, I'll be doing big batches. Sooooo, any tips, ideas or recipes for things you all make??? So far I've found great instructions for : Fruit: Jam, preserves, pie filling, chutney, butter, honey and syrups (who knew you could make cherry, strawberry, peach, pear etc honey butter and syrups?? I knew about apple butter, that's about it ... imagine no sugar pure fruit blueberry or strawberry syrup or honey? OMG I'm drooling lol) Tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, pizza sauce, salsa. Pickles (Can't wait to make these!!!), all kinds of relish (cucumber, zucchini relish, corn relish), pickled onions. What do you make? Is it easy? Got recipes?