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!
Amaretto cherry butter: it's cooked in a slow cooker (crockpot). It's considerably easier than pie. It is low in sugar. And it's fabulous.
This rhubarb-based BBQ sauce is similar to a tomato-based sauce but with a crisper, more garden-y flavor. It's lighter and less intense than Texas or KC BBQ sauces -- perfect for spring grilling! Recipe is can-able.
Slow cooker pumpkin butter with vanilla bean and port is dark and rich and totally addictive. Luckily, it comes together quickly in the crock pot, so another batch is always easy to come by.
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.
The slow cooker is the optimal tool to turn crisp apples into a dense, creamy fruit butter. It truly is the easiest preserves you can make.
Crockpot blueberry butter with a hint of mint.
eagle brand, schmeagle brand: sweet jars of DIY heaven.
Lard is a staple here in our homesteading pantry. Today, I finally learn how to render it myself - And it was so much easier than I had anticipated! Come along!
Persimmon butter: Apples, pears and persimmons hang out in the slowcooker with honey and lemon juice for a butter that is as great to give as it is to serve.