instead of spending your hard-earned money buying jams, jellies, pickled goods, etc. at the market, try pickling, canning, and growing your own food. create your own delicious preserves or garden your own vegetable garden. no food goes to waste and you can take pride in your delectable product.
Substitute caramel sauce made from sweetened condensed milk (http://www.spendwithpennies.com/sweetened-condensed-milk-caramel/) still canned to ensure shelf-life since it's not considered safe to home-can milk products