If you have never made jam before, there is no time like the PRESENT. It is a very easy process. There are two types: freezer jam and cooked jam. I prefer to do strawberry jam in the freezer (so I get the fresh flavor of the strawberries) and raspberry jam cooked so it can stay in the pantry. Both are VERY simple. All you need are canning jars, CERTO or SureJell, sugar, and fruit. To make cooked jam you need a canner, but they are very inexpensive and can be found just about anywhere (grocery stores, drug stores, etc).
The entire process takes less than an hour... and the results last a whole year!