UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County

Recipes and Handouts

Below are the recipes and other handouts offered at our Wednesday night demonstrations, most recent on top.  

Find recipes starting the morning of the demo.

August 16, 2023 - Tomatoes and Peppers

Salsa, tomato jam, tomato chips and more.


June 15, 2023 - Emergency Preparedness


May 17, 2023 - Berries

Juice, jelly, vinegar, pie filling and more.

February 15, 2023 - Cocktails, Mocktails and Beverages 

Shrubs, concentrates, citrus salts, margarita mix and more.

January 18, 2023 - Citrus and Avocados 

Lemon, grapefruit, avocado preserving using boiling water canning.

November 16, 2022 - Gifts From the Kitchen Special Event 

If you weren't able to attend this event, you can still have some fun.

September 21, 2022 - Sausages and Mustards (PDF)

Eric Veldman Miller of V.Miller Meats join us for an evening of sausage and mustard making.

August 17, 2022 - Tomato Mania (PDF)

BBQ sauce, roasted pepper spread. dehydrated tomatoes different ways. boiling water bath canning. atmospheric steam canning.

August 9, 2022 - Our hands-on herbed tomato canning special event was a huge success. 

If you want to try canning tomatoes on your own at home, here is the recipe we used in class.  For lots more recipes and ideas for preserving tomatoes, visit The National Center for Home Food Preservation.

July 20, 2022 - Red, White and Blue Summer Treats (PDF)

Pickled eggs, relish, freezer jams, pie filling and so many more yummy ideas.

June 15, 2022 - Barbeque (PDF)

Food safety and more delicious BBQ recipes (coming soon) are included in this demo.

May 18, 2022 - Jam and Jelly (PDF)

We’ll demonstrate and discuss pectin jams & jellies, long boil method jam, freezer jams and so many more yummy ideas.

April 20, 2022 - Fermenting (PDF)

We will talk about sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt and the alive sourdough starter.

March 16, 2022 - Soups and Roots (PDF)

Topics include pressure canned soup for the pantry, dehydrated veggies, pickled onions, carrot cake jam.

February 16, 2022 - Meat Preservation (PDF)

Topics include pressure canned chicken, homemade jerky, chicken stock, and sausage made simple.

January 19, 2022 - Citrus, Avocado & the Super Bowl (PDF)

Get recipes for preserved lemons, candied citrus peels, salts, freezing avocados and so much more.

November 17, 2021 - Gifts from the Kitchen Special Event

This hands-on class was a big success.  Sorry, we are not offering free recipe downloads this month.

October 20, 2021 - Fall Fruits (PDF)

Ways to use apples & pears, corn cob jelly, freezing pumpkin and squash. juice extraction for jelly and more.

September 15, 2021 - Zucchini and Cucumbers (PDF)

Deyhrated Zucchini chips, quick pickles, best practice for freezing, problem solving for a firmer pickle and more.

August 18, 2021 - Tomatoes & Peppers, Oh My! (PDF)

Pickled jalapenos, marinated peppers, freezing tomatoes, dehydrated peppers, yummy salsa and more.

July 21, 2021 - Stone Fruits, So Much Fun! (PDF)

Canning methods, dehydrated apricots, blanching and more.

June 29, 2021 - Get Cooking with Dry Beans (PDF)

Storage, cooking, preserving and a whole lot more about beans.

June 16, 2021 - Jams and Spreads Recipes (PDF)

Spreads vs. Jams, Freezer Jams and many more yummy ideas.

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