How to Pressure Can Potatoes

How to Pressure Can Potatoes

How do you feel about preserving your own food at home? Have you considered canning potatoes?
For years, I have enjoyed filling my larder with HOME-CANNED POTATOES which can be used in so many ways.
Here are just a few…..



mashed potatoes

home fries

savory pie fillings


scrambled with eggs

au gratin/scalloped

pot roast and potatoes

Southern Hash with biscuits

and so many more!

Don’t be intimidated by PRESSURE CANNING! Pull that canner from the box and let’s get started learning HOW to CAN. We’ll start with POTATOES. Canned potatoes in the larder are so helpful to have anytime of the year — summer when it’s too hot to cook, fall when a quick soup is desired or winter when mashed potatoes would just hit the spot in no time flat. Grab a bulk box of potatoes from your favorite source, wash those jars, dust off the canner and let’s learn to CAN POTATOES. I share many tips, tricks, advice along the way to learning this old-fashioned art of preserving food. Canning for beginners made easy is what this is all about. Will you allow me to help you? I’d love to!

How would YOU use canned potatoes?

I recently purchased potatoes in bulk as I am always on the lookout for nourishment that I can stock away in my larder. This box of Russet potatoes was at a local Amish-owned store. What a treat to find a great price of high-quality produce! Only one potato had to be thrown away due to rot.



Check out my video tutorial to inspire you…. (This video link is scheduled as a PREMIER until its debut on May 12, 2022, 8ET. Set a reminder to watch and chat with me.)

Learn HERE how to CAN potatoes


Need canning supplies? Please always seek out local merchants and keep your dollars “at home.” If, after that search, you’d prefer to shop online (or need to due to health/mobility restrictions, etc.), I have provided some online resources for your shopping ease.



______ Links to Purchase Products Shown in Video (if unable to purchase elsewhere)_______

🏡Stocking Up canning book by Carol Hupping


🏡Canning equipment

Remember to always count your blessings while creating a cozy home using the old-fashioned skill of food canning.❤️katie

Thanks for being a part of the community of HomeKeepers who desire to create a cozy home with old-fashioned family values. To connect even further with like-minded folks, I just know you would be interested in the Heritage Ways community newspaper. Find all the details on The Journal, here…. The Journal, the Heritage Ways Community Newspaper

The Journal is written by and for like-minded folks who desire to “Share community. Simply.”


📌MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor, a medical professional, a dietician, or a nutritionist. All content found on the website and YouTube Channel, including: text, images, videos, or other formats were created solely for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding medical condition or proper nutritional advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something watched on this video or read on the corresponding website. Use caution when following the recipe or information in this video. The creator and publisher of this video will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this information or any other recipe/information on this channel and the corresponding website.

📌AFFILIATES: As an affiliate for companies such as Amazon, Zenni, Berkey, Queen of Thrones, Nature’s Hope, and Teaching Textbooks, Heritage Ways, in some agreements, earns a small commission by recommending these products to you if you make purchases. There is NO additional cost to you but using our links supports our ministry to spread hope and we are grateful. We hold integrity to a high standard and treat folks the way we want to be treated. We never suggest products that we do not value and use ourselves.


Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake 🍓 Using Seasonal Fruits

Using Seasonal Foods as our Foremothers Did

Good day to you, friend, and welcome to our cozy abode where I help you create a cozy home with old-fashioned family values. Filling the bellies with homemade foods is a must for a super-comfy home and using seasonal foods in your kitchen surely harkens back to a day when our ancestral cooks used what they had on hand or grew on their properties.

Strawberries and rhubarb are the highlights of our conversation today, my friend. In this RECIPE TUTORIAL I discuss my own experience and heritage regarding rhubarb. I mention that this fruit is not one to which southerners like myself are accustomed. However (and thankfully), my northern grandparents always grew and used rhubarb so I have some connection to this fruit.

Strawberries are a little bit more challenging to grow, in my opinion. One must not only plant appropriately but also fight with the birds for a decent harvest. When I was growing up on our farm in the 1970-1980s, Mama attempted to grow strawberries outside our back door but I don’t recall that she was abundantly successful. My Mr. Patient’s parents grew strawberries and his Mama always made freezer jam from them.

Rhubarb is different. Now, please don’t think that one must have a great garden or super green thumb to grow rhubarb. Honestly, my neighbor gave me a plant last year. I let it sit longer than I should have in the cardboard box, then I finally planted it. The thing yielded fruit last year and even more this year without my doing anything but putting it in the ground. On a recent walk in a neighboring village, I recognized the big green leaves spilling over from the landscaping at a bed and breakfast house onto the sidewalk. Lo and behold, it was rhubarb! They had used the plant with its beautiful ruby red stalks in their landscaping. Genius!

Enjoy the visit to my home and RECIPE tutorial right HERE

You will love this recipe that is perfect every time! Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is amazing with fresh, spring/early summer fruit but you might like to use frozen fruit in the summer or even try other fruits. I wonder how peach and rhubarb would pair? hmm…..yummy, I bet.

Let me know how you like this recipe which comes from my first cookbook, From Katie’s Kitchen, Vol. One. You can check out that cookbook and my second one RIGHT HERE, fellow homemaker. 🙂

Each of my cookbooks has nearly 200 recipes and the recipes in the first two cookbooks do not overlap. I do hope you’ll grab one or both of these books of tried-and-true downhome recipes.

Remember, count your blessings,


Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Shared by Marcey Taylor to Katie of Heritage Ways
All credit goes to my TN friend, Marcey, for this recipe. This cake is perfect every time and such a wonderful addition to any breakfast or brunch buffet as well as a great dessert cake. Using seasonal fruits, strawberries and rhubarb, make this a great spring cake but it may be made anytime of the year using frozen fruits.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour I use unbleached.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt I use healthy pink salt.
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 3 cups rhubarb, washed sliced in 1-inch pieces
  • 16 oz frozen sliced, sweetened strawberries thawed, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh or bottled
  • cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter, softened


  • Batter: Stir together first five ingredients. Cut in butter to fine crumbs. Combine buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and add to butter-flour mixture, stirring to moisten and combine.
  • Filling: In saucepan, combine fruits and cook on medium-low, covered, for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice. Combine sugar and cornstarch in separate bowl, then add to fruit mixture. Cook and stir on medium 4-5 minutes until thickened and bubbly. Set aside to cool. (This may be made a day or two ahead and kept refrigerated.)
  • Topping: Combine sugar and flour. Cut in butter until fine crumbs.
  • Assembly: Into a well-greased 9 x 13 pan or dish, spread a little over half of the batter. (Two square pans may be used and one frozen after baking.) Spread cooled filling over the batter then top with mounds of remaining batter. Sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake 350F 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes then enjoy warm or completely cooled.



Keyword berries, breakfast cake, budget food, coffee cake, cooking, dessert cake, eat in season, fruit cake, grow your own, make your own, rhubarb, rhubarb cake, seasonal fruits, strawberry, strawberry cake, using rhubarb


Christmas Tree Preservative | Cut Flower Preserver | Christmas Tree Food Recipe

Christmas Tree Food Recipe

WATCH Mrs. Katie and Jonboy MAKE this RECIPE HERE

1 gallon water

1 copper penny, optional

4 t. chlorine bleach

4 t. sugar dissolved in bit of hot water

4 t. vinegar

1 can citrus soda may be substituted for the sugar-water and vinegar

NOTES: Add the vinegar and bleach to the water. Do NOT add them together alone as hazardous vapors will result. Make sure to label the contents so no one accidentally drinks the tree food.

Combine all ingredients and fill tree stand or flower vase as needed.

This mixture should last about a week on the counter or two weeks in the refrigerator.

🎄Merry Christmas!

Remember to count your blessings, y’all!❣️


What We Used During “The” Sickness & Building Immunity

What We Used During “The” Sickness & Building Immunity

Many of our readers have expressed an interest in the products we use for immunity and what specifically we used during our recent September-October 2021 illness. Our community is very much interested in preparing for as many situations as possible. While I thought I was prepared for this, there were some holes. Perhaps this information will help in our readers’ and friends’ preparation efforts. Mr. Patient and I are currently on the tail-end of this illness which we assume is “the” worldwide one. We have not been tested for c@v!d and don’t plan to. We can only assume. I don’t necessarily need to go to a dentist to know I have a loose tooth. 🤪 Katie of Heritage Ways

Prayer for the Suffering and Thanksgiving

Dear Father in Heaven, Thank-YOU. Thank-You for your unending blessings. We praise You and give You all the glory for creating us and for giving us everything we need for life and healing. We understand that this world is broken and full of sin and sickness. This surely saddens You as we know from Scripture in the time of Noah’s Flood. We know the choices of the people, Your own creations, cause the sicknesses and other sadness of the world. We come today, repenting of the sin and ask that You would forgive us.

Father, I must thank-You for the healing that you brought to my Mr. Patient, who was so terribly ill, and to myself. We give You the credit and glory for that healing. 

Father, I share this information with our readers from a pure heart and desire to help others. I ask that the information be accepted in love and faith and not used maliciously in any way. I pray for those who are possibly preparing for this illness by purchasing some of these items. All of our money is Yours anyway and we pray that our readers/friends will have the finances to purchase whatever they need. We thank-You for providing money to buy these things. 

Healer, I pray for those who have been affected by this evil sickness, either directly or indirectly. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones. I don’t take for granted that Mr. P and I have lived through this. We are grateful and thankful. But, Lord, I have dear friends who have suffered more than we have. Those folks have lost loved ones, lost a degree of health, are suffering still and have so many problems. Lord, please be with those folks, please bring healing to their hearts and bodies. Please help them to feel Your Peace. 

Again, we thank-You and praise You, Father. In the Name of King Jesus alone, we claim health and healing for ourselves and our Heritage Ways readers and community. And, in the End, we look forward to going Home. Home to live with You where You have promised no sadness or sickness. This world is not our Home. The evil one is NOT welcome here–not in our earthly homes, not in our families, not in our bodies, not in our minds, not in our daily walks, nowhere. In the name of Jesus, we command the evil one to go back to the place prepared for him and leave us alone. We praise King Jesus, Father. We thank-You for leaving Your Spirit as our Comforter on earth, and Inspirer.

Thank-You, Father.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen 

Notes before we begin to list what we have used:
  • Some folks are confused when they see words and/or names which are associated with the infamous sickness written oddly or cryptically. The reason for this is that many of us folks who are not interested in our digital writings censored, read or intercepted write many of these words and names in ways that may not be flagged.
  • We are NOT medical folks in any way. We are not doctors, nurses, functional medical professionals. We are not diagnosing, treating any illness nor are we advising an ill person  to visit or not visit a medical professional, clinic or hospital. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN BRAIN AND MAKE WISE AND LOGICAL DECISIONS AND CHOICES.  What is shared on this page is for informational reasons and only reflects our choices.
  • Again….MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor, a medical professional, a dietician, or a nutritionist. All content found on the website and YouTube Channel, including: text, images, videos, or other formats were created solely for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding medical condition or proper nutritional advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something watched on this video or read on the corresponding website. Use caution when following the recipe or information in this video. The creator and publisher of this video will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this information or any other recipe/information on this channel and the corresponding website.
  • I am not interested in arguing about any of the points, practices or products listed on this page. These are our choices based upon 25 years of studying natural health, 4 years of studying homeopathy and the medical professionals we consulted and paid during our illness. These are our choices based upon research and our taking responsibility for our health and not giving that right and responsibility over to anyone else.
  • I will refer to all of the items used as “supplements” for an all-inclusive term.
  • The list is LONG. It may be interesting to note that some of the supplements were started before our illness and/or have been used for months or longer. If a supplement was begun sometime prior to the illness, it will be written in bold letters. Not all of the supplements were used during the entire 3 weeks of illness or by both Mr. Patient and myself. Some were used by only one of us. This will be indicated as well. 
  • There were days during our illness of using many/most of these supplements that we both physically wept with discouragement. Both of us were known to say, during the illness, “No matter what we do or take, nothing seems to be working.” There is no way for me to know for sure what helped more so I won’t pretend to guess. I do wonder if taking certain products did prevent the illness from worsening and/or help with our not having to be hospitalized. I don’t know for sure. Please do your own research and inform yourself. Do NOT take only my information any more than I would expect you to follow what you may hear on the media. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!
  • As noted, we were not hospitalized but Mr. Patient was (and still is) under the care of a CNP. Her goal, and ours, was to avoid a hospital visit (for more reasons than one). Primarily, she didn’t want him to get a secondary infection upon being near people in any setting. She kept in almost daily contact with me regarding Mr. Patient and assured me that she/we were doing everything that would be done in a hospital setting. She reminded us she was praying for us.
  • Insurance, of course, does not cover any natural or God-created “remedies” or “supplements”. In our case, they also did not cover one of his breathing treatments (Albuterol) or the rental of the oxygen machine. They claimed he was not “bad enough” with an oxygen saturation of 87. This is ridiculous! This is unfortunate and frustrating but Mr. Patient and I stick to our beliefs that natural ways of healing, when and if at all possible, are much preferred to allopathic or Big Ph@rma’s financially-driven choices. We are thankful for doctors and the medical industry but we do our best to use as close to natural as possible, when possible. We remain grateful, of course, for our close friends and extended family who are in the medical field and offered their expertise during this illness.

What We Use/Used

Note about links:  All of this is shared for informational purposes only. I have shared links for your convenience. In some cases, these links are affiliate links (*) which means we earn a very small commission if you purchase from those companies at no extra cost to you.

When we were at our worst, our CNP advised that we “throw all we have toward this illness.” So, we did!

I will update the links as time goes on and as I am approved as an affiliate with many of these companies. Also, if anyone is honestly interested in more or further explanation of these products, let me know in the comments and I’ll try to add more info, as you are interested.


  1. PRAYER!!
  2. Lots of pure water from our Berkey (*We are affiliates but I need to figure out the link.)
  3. Ozone Therapy, Food-Grade 3% H202 (Must read the small book. This isn’t where I bought the book but I couldn’t locate that link…here is one of many… )
  4. ear thermometer
  5. pulse oxi meter (measures heart rate and oxygen saturation—VERY important and inexpensive tool)
  6. Aconite
  7. Bryonia
  8. Quercetin
  9. Thuja occidentalis 30C, 5 taken 3xD  or
  10. Eupatorium perfoliatum 200C, 5 taken 2xD
  11. Hepar Sulph 6C, 5 taken every three hours or
  12. Oscillococcinum, according to package directions but only a few globules at a time
  13. (KT) Arnicare Leg Cramps, according to package directions or
  14. (KT) Sepia 200C, 2xD or
  15. Kiss My Keto Electrolyte powder, according to directions.
  16. Elderberry Honey Syrup (at the beginning of this)
  17. Immune Stim
  18. natural version of Mucinex
  19. Frankincense Essential Oil (*)
  20. Immupower EO – same as above
  21. (MrP) Oregano EO – above
  22. Thieves EO – above
  23. Eucalyptus EO
  24. Peppermint EO – above
  25. Orange EO – above
  26. (KT) Stress Away EO – above
  27. (KT) Peace and Calming EO -above
  28. Ninjxia Red drink
  29. (KT) Respiratory System Pack (*)
  30. Vitamin D3 (*)
  31. Zinc
  32. (MrP before, both of us during) Omega 3 Fish oil
  33. Selenium Synergy
  34. Vitamin E
  35. (MrP before, both of us during) K-Right
  36. (KT) Pneumotrophin PMG (I buy from chiropractor but here is a link for you
  37. Des Bio Liposoal Methyl B and then B-Right
  38. tea made by knowledgeable friend who foraged healing herbs and plants
  39. lots of green tea
  40. Kali Carb 30C mixed with Carbo Veg 200C, one dose per day   or
  41. Sodium Ascorbate (vitamin C intense therapy)
  42. BioMat (IF no fever is present)
  43. Cod Liver Oil Pack (*)
  44. nebulizer (first we borrowed one then we got one from the pharmacy, prefer one with mask)
  45. (MrP) steroid shot from CNP
  46. (MrP) Albuterol
  47. (MrP) Ipratropium Bromide 0.5mg – Albuterol Sulfate 3mg
  48. (MrP) Budesonide 0.5 mg
  49. (MrP) Immunocal (Glutathione with cysteine, he used in powder bc that is what CNP gave him but can be found on internet. Important to have the cysteine. Studies are showing this helps C-v-d patients.)
  50. (MrP) oxygen machine from local medical supply
  51. incentive spirometer (found on ebay, I don’t use Am@zon)
  52. raw pineapple for congestion, mucous
  53. little to no food, little to no refined sugar
  54. healing frequency music on YouTube and Spotify
  55. proning exercises (These videos are helpful, esp. the first one… and )
  56. move around the room/house/yard as much as able
  57. do NOT sleep flat on back
  58. sit in the sun as much as possible with shoes off in grass {natural vita D plus grounding} (several folks told me this helped them. We didn’t feel like it at first but into week two up to now we are trying to be intentional about this.)
  59. homemade HCQ
  60. colloidal silver (homemade and tested by lab for purity)
  61. Breathe Right tea
  62. Breathe Easy tea

This was given to me by someone in the medical field but use only at your discretion….

This was shared with me and it looks like a great site, so you might check it out…

If you’d like further information, please comment below and I will flesh out the list per your request. Thank-you, ❤️katie

Heritage Ways Newsletter | E-Newsletter | Mailing List

Welcome to Heritage Ways and we invite you to walk like with us even further by signing up for our mailing list, or e-newsletter, if you will. Once you have signed-up, you may choose which types of emails you receive by selecting “update profile” at the bottom of each email.

Three ways to sign up:

  1. Text HERITAGEWAYS to 22828
  2. Pop-up form after visiting website for 5 seconds.
  3. Scroll to bottom of homepage and sign-up where it says, “to receive free chapter of cookbook…”

Summer of 2021 will be a time of giving back to our subscribers using our mailing list..

How We Homeschool on the Road

I have received questions about how to homeschool for the almost 18 years that I’ve been educating my children at home. A good many of those questions have come as we’ve traveled because folks are genuinely curious about how we handle academia on the go. Every now and then I get the person who looks at me sideways and upside down and crooked indicating that they very much disapprove of our educational freedoms and choices. That’s OK. Mr. Patient and I have learned what’s best for our children and we are good with our choices. Furthermore, I’ve learned to extend more grace than I used to.

But to respond to some of those questions of, “How do you homeschool on the road?”, let’s talk about it…

We kind of use the CC method. No, I’m not talking about the popular and effective Classical Conversations. It’s a term I made up, CC, Concentrated Chunks. 

First off, we try very diligently, especially in recent months, to not overbook our schedule with meeting folks or seeing all the great things in America. We’re trying to intentionally plan down days where we have no out-of-home obligations, or only the laundromat.

Secondly, we take advantage of these down days by “catching up” on any  written work we need to do such as grammar or composition. The children also work on practicing piano using a portable keyboard and work on their Teaching Textbook math which is on the computer. (Two of the children are “on grade level” and one is “above grade level”.)

Mr. Patient uses Beautiful Feet history curriculum and living books on an (ir)regular basis to lead the children in history lessons and discoveries. You’ll understand the (ir)regular in a second.

(We are currently researching science curricula for Jonboy.)

So we really hone in on chunks of academic time when we have the opportunity, play “catch up“, if you will. 

We also have Concentrated Chunks of learning time when we visit historical museums, Wildlife preserves, famous peoples’ homes in all sizes of towns across America. (Thus, the lack of using a lot of history curricula at this juncture in our lives.) The children also learn a great deal of social skills, heritage stories, and a variety of information from the hundreds of people we meet as we travel. They are not afraid to strike up conversations and learn. Well, two of them are not afraid to do so but the third one is listening closely.  

We also have quite a library of educational DVDs in our home and we visit as many libraries as possible for hours at a time. The children enjoy reading library books although we can’t check them out while traveling.  Speaking of books, they all three love love love to read and do so often. We require that they read the Bible and a book of their choice at least an hour and a half every day.

They have “wind down“ time from 8 to 10 every night, as possible, and often times they listen to creation-based educational audios on their individual DVD players which Gran bought for Christmas last year.

So as you see, we basically have to be flexible and redeem the times that we have whether it’s to catch up on handwritten and traditional schoolwork or take advantage of what some folks might call unschooling opportunities. 

Our homeschooling has looked different every year that I have been a home educator. It will look very different when we settle down in the **near** future as well. Honestly, I’m looking forward to a more rigid routine; but for now, this is how we roll, literally.

❤️Mrs. Katie

Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: