I taught myself how to can, and let me tell you it can be complex, but all you have to do is start with the basics and grow from there. It will be less stressful and more fun that way. I wish I would have done it that way. People usually start with jams and then moving onto pickles, sauces, and other fruity concoctions mainly using a water bath method. Then later moving onto a pressure canner with meats and more dangerous foods. Mother Earth News is a great website that can get you started fairly quickly. It is very important that you read and follow the directions they even have a how to can app.
I hope to be posting more canning recipes the summer of 2013. As I will be expanding my range. For now you can enjoy the ones I have already posted.