Canning Basics

Gain Canning Confidence

Watch Intro Video

As a safety conscious mom of 4 sons I love the confidence of knowing how canning works and why we do what we do.

Don’t move forward in your canning adventures doing things just because. If you are going to do this, you might as well understand the concepts and do it right.

Do you like what you've seen on Simply Canning?

Wish you could have a video course resource. Want all these home canning recipes in print?

Check it out!

Canning Basics Course.... Gain Canning Confidence

Canning Basics is an online Canning Class that takes me right to your kitchen, virtually!

If you can't get someone local to teach you, invite me. I'd love to help out.

Need the visual reassurance?

Canning Basics will get you the confidence to get started canning.

What do you get??

  • Immediate access to Canning classes designed to teach you what you need for safe home canning.
  • Downloadable and Printable Simply Canning Guide An e-book full of the basics of canning and many printable resources.
  • Canning Tutorials with recipes and directions to print and create your own canning notebook.
  • Unlimited Access to new tutorials, tips, and content as they are created.

Get started...

safe home canning...

fill up your pantry....

  • What canning method you should use.
  • Information on Canning Equipment
  • Which Pressure Canner is the best?
  • Step by step demonstration: How a waterbath canner works.
  • Step by step demonstration: How a pressure canner works.
  • What to do with your jars once you are done canning.
  • Printable Altitude Adjustment Charts
  • Printable recipes in the book Simply Canning Guide
  • Answers to Frequently asked Questions
  • New tutorials being added throughout the canning season.

Self Paced Video Course you can access at any time.

Both Video and Text content available as soon as you purchases. Repeat these lessons as often as you need.

Dispel any fear and get started.

Canning with Confidence! That is what we are after. A perfect place to be for any new canners out there. This is going to fill you in on just how easy it can be.

What Others are Saying

Thank you Sharon!!! I made it through the videos. I just have to say, "WOW"!!!!! I am so excited for you. This is genius! I just can't say enough how amazing this is. You have done amazing job!
It's as if you were in my kitchen telling me how to do it. That's a huge deal I think! Also, what more could a person ask for, than to have someone lay out all of the info they need, along with the links to get it!
My thoughts... You share great info about yourself, but not too much, and move things along well. Great points about safety. (I think of you each time I hear someone say "I'm scared of using a pressure canner.")


I've been searching for local canning classes for months with no success. This very affordable program fulfilled the need and was easy to view at my own pace and from the comfort and convenience of my home computer. Thank you for a comprehensive, easy to follow canning program! Especially helpful for those who benefit from visual learning.


Very helpful videos! I thought you did a very thorough job. I have been canning many years and learned new things watching your series. Thank you for your dedication to helping more people feel confident about becoming a home canner.
Lord bless you Sharon, Mona Pargee


Thank you this is an awesome set of lessons. LET THE CANNING BEGIN!


Hi Sharon - my husband purchased us your Canning Basics videos (his e-mail is, and I've really been enjoying them. You're a great teacher and it's easy to get excited about all the possibilities since your videos make me feel like I can actually do this thing. My husband just bought me an All-American pressure canner and I can't wait to try it out, but I want to make sure I get as much instruction as possible first. Many thanks for the hard work you've put into these videos! Regards, Shannon

Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson
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About the instructor

Hi there, I'm Sharon Peterson of

I've been successfully filling our pantry with homegrown food for years now. I love the confidence of knowing that I have enough stored up to take care of my family and knowing exactly where that food comes from.

Join me. I'd love to walk with you on this trail of learning how to "put up food" as our grandmothers might have said.

What's included?

20 Texts
1 Download
3.0 hrs