So I’m a canning newbie. The only thing I’ve ever canned is strawberry jam using a recipe from a Ball canning book. The thing I hear over and over again is “Only use tried and true recipes from the canning books.” Now I understand it’s a safety issue, but none of those recipes interest me or my family. We are of Mexican and other mixed decent so our diet is very different from what I see in the canning books. My question is, can I can my own meals that we are used to eating or is that a big no-no? Please be kind in your response.