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Acknowledgements

I want to thank most importantly the Lord Jesus Christ for his unfailing love, grace and mercy. In everything I do I give Him thanks! Without the Lord, I am nothing.

Caleb and Audrey – my beautiful children who bring a smile to my face every day! I want to thank them both for their love and support. I know they are used to seeing me in the kitchen and garden and often think “that’s just what mom does” so I want to thank you both for understanding my taking on a new role and encouraging me every step of the way. I work hard every day to be a good example to you both and your unconditional love and support mean more to me than words can express.

My mother. Without her strength, love and support I don’t know where I’d be in this life! Her teaching me to hold a paring knife in my hand at the wee age of three inspired my love and talent for all things food! Trucking us up north at a young age, yes – kicking and screaming – was the best thing in the world for me, making me the versatile, well-rounded person I am today. And, of course, I must thank my mother for having my sister and I watch our very first episode of The Golden Girls – which is a mainstay in my house to this day! Thank you for the many traditions you have passed down to me, which I will one day pass down to my children. You are priceless!

My sister and my family full of foodies!!! I must say I am so blessed to be born into such an amazing family! We are all blessed with artistic and creative abilities and we ALL share a love for food! But best of all, our love and laughter have created the fondest memories a person can have – and I look forward to many more years of love, laughter and fun with each one of you!!!

Thank you to my friends and photographers, Suzanne Larson of SP Photoart and Megan McCloud of McCloud Photography. Your talent and “eye” for capturing the perfect picture, making food look fun and this Diva look sassy, is amazing! Thank you for your support, time and willingness to work with me on my new endeavor!

A special THANK YOU to everyone who has joined me on this journey from its inception! Whether being a student in one of my classes or sharing your experiences online, each of you have inspired me to be the best Canning Diva the world has to offer!!

From the Garden to the Jar™ everyone~