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Home Canning with Confidence Plus Canning Systems Toolbox


  • How to fill your pantry with healthy safe home-canned jars of food

  • Time-saving tips that WON'T affect safety

    • How to best plan your canning year and days for time efficiency

    • Fresh produce buying (or harvesting) guide so you know exactly how much is needed to fill each jar

    • Canning Planning & Inventory Sheets so you have every food item YOUR family needs for the year

    • Quick food prep chart

    • worksheets, charts, and inventory sheets

    • water bath and pressure canning checklists so you never miss a step

    • Equipment lists & resource guide

  • Save money with produce put up in season to enjoy ALL year long

  • Low sugar and no food dye jams, jellies, pie filling, fruits, and syrups

  • Ready to go meals in a jar with delicious home-canned soups and meats

  • How to know at a glance if a canning recipe is safe

  • Operate your pressure canner like a boss & never fear it exploding

  • Clear understanding of canning science safety


You get:

  • step-by-step video tutorials walking you through start to finish of every recipe
  • pdf download guides with additional recipes
  • checklists and charts
  • pdf download of Easy Canning Planning Guide including charts and worksheets
  • pdf download of Time Saving & Storage Canning System including lists, charts, and cheat sheets
  • pdf download of Jam & Jelly Troubleshooting Guide
  • BONUS** customized canning label templates to print out for your jars
  • BONUS** troubleshooting lesson
  • BONUS**NO sugar canning
  • BONUS** How to store your home-canned food safely

What People Are Saying:

About 25 years ago my husband bought me a pressure canner. I was so deathly afraid to use it that we ended up selling it. I recently bought a Presto and bought the weighted gauge to use with it (didn't want to purchase the All American and never use it). Today I successfully canned 14 pounds of beautiful organic green beans. Thanks to Melissa's canning class I had no fear and enjoyed every moment of it. I'm now making a list... can't wait to do more pressure canning!

Gail L.

I wasted hours searching online for canning, gardening and homesteading advice I could understand and trust. Overwhelmed and intimidated by all of the conflicting information I even questioned whether I had it in me to do this whole “homesteading” thing. Then I found Melissa and the Pioneering Today Academy and slowly I started to regain my confidence and build my homesteading skills one by one. I especially love the “Home Canning With Confidence” section. I always wanted to learn to can, but was really intimidated. Now I put up hundreds of jars of home-canned food each year and have overcome my fear of pressure canning once and for all! This has truly been an invaluable resource for me on my homesteading journey!

Anastasia S.

The Academy & members of this group have literally changed my life. ​ Before joining this group I didn't can food. Today I have 163 jars of vegetables and jam. I am now getting ready to can beets for the first time. I still have tomatoes growing for sauce and diced tomatoes. We have filled, literally, a small freezer full of vegetables. Money may be tight but between this group and what God has given us the right to raise and buy we will not be hungry. It is a blessing to be a member of this group and continue to learn ways to help us be more self sufficient. I may not ever buy a loaf of bread again." Update: we ended up with over 400 jars at the end of our first season with the Academy!