Easy Homemade Meal Ideas to Last All Winter Long

Eat it fresh or save it for later — you can eat more homemade meals with these basic recipes.
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Homemade Meal Ideas

Fresh Preserving

You’ll love these simple homemade meal basics.


It’s common to dine out to try new foods, meet up with friends, or to avoid having to cook, but preparing your own meal at home can be just as enjoyable, and it can save you money to boot.

Below are a few delicious homemade recipes that not only taste great, but can be made ahead of time or preserved for use in future meals this winter.  

Homemade Bruschetta

Homemade bruschetta will have you and any dinner guests feeling like you’re at an Italian restaurant. You can make and enjoy this tomato spread immediately or prepare a larger batch and preserve for later.

Source: Rural Mom


A big bowl of pasta is a classic comfort food during the cold winter months. With just a few basic ingredients likely found in your refrigerator, you can whip up a batch of savory pesto to top your favorite noodles, or even to use as a spread on garlic bread.

Source: Food in Jars

Wheatberry Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy salad option that’s still filling, try this Wheatberry, Feta, and Dilly Tomato Salad recipe from Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson. Nutty, fresh, and healthy, wheatberries are an easy grain to prepare, and, when made in a large batch, you can have plenty for leftover lunches.

Source: FreshPreserving.com

Slow-Cooker Peach Dump Cake

Craving a sweet taste of summer in the cold winter months? Instead of splurging on five-dollar ice cream pints, whip up a batch of this Slow-Cooker Peach Dump Cake and serve in 16-ounce or 8-ounce Collection Elite Jars. Best of all, you get to use your slow cooker and just a handful of ingredients (no fresh peaches needed)!

Source: The Country Chic Cottage

For more inspirational ideas, visit www.Pinterest.com/BallCanning

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