Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Tomato paste with much less work and no risk of scorching: use a big slow cooker (crockpot). It takes longer but it's so easy!
Slow cooker sweet potato applesauce: only two ingredients, one crockpot and zero added sweeteners to create this easy riff on applesauce that has an endless number of uses.
Crockpot blueberry butter with a hint of mint.
This pumpkin butter is enhanced with maple and spice. Throw everything in the slow cooker and stir occasionally -- it's a fun treat for any October gathering.
Making single-serving yogurt in a crockpot is simple. The individual containers are reusable and the yogurt stays fresh and firm for several weeks. I leave a little head room in the jars for mix-ins. Great for yogurt on the go!