NEW Recipes from the August Issue

It's time to take it outside. We're sharing recipes that are best served al fresco with friends. Salute summer, from drinks to dessert, with the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

View Slideshow

How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

View Video

Dishes Made Better by Potato Chips

I chip, you chip, we chip. Our love affair with America's favorite snack goes well beyond the bag. We're sharing dishes that were made better (way better) by potato chips.

View Slideshow

Dress Up a Dessert in 8 Seconds (or Less!)

Make any dessert recipe worthy of a party with these easy ideas to dress them up. Each dessert idea can be done within 8 seconds!

View Video

Canning Basics

Enjoy your favorite produce year-round by canning it. We'll walk you through how to can foods safely with less mess.

See More

How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

View Video

DIY Drink Stations

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

Leaving Headspace

Leaving the correct amount of space between the food and the jar rim is essential when freezing or canning.

Use a ruler to measure headspace.

The amount of space between the top of the food and the rim of the container is called headspace.

In freezing, headspace allows room for the food to expand without breaking the container. When using unsweetened or dry pack (no sugar or liquid added), leave 1/2 inch headspace unless otherwise directed. When using sugar, syrup, or water pack and wide-top containers with straight or slightly flared sides, leave 1/2 inch headspace for pints and 1 inch headspace for quarts. For narrow-top containers and freezing jars, leave 3/4 inch headspace for pints and 1-1/2 inch headspace for quarts.

In canning, headspace is necessary for a vacuum to form and for the jar to seal. Use the amount specified for each product as directed in the charts.

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...