Homemade butter is so easy and quick to make using a stand mixer or food processor. It is also superior to store-bought butter. Spread on toast or use for cooking and baking. One quart of cream results in 3/4 pound butter and 2 cups buttermilk.
Roasted Tomato Pesto is easy to make and can be used on pastas, sandwiches, in soups, or as a spread. Best of all, it can be made with tomatoes you have roasted yourself, making it a great way to use leftover tomatoes from the garden.
Lard, a fat that has been misunderstood is making a comeback, and it turns out that it is easy to make using high-quality leaf lard. The rendered lard is easily rendered in a slow cooker and can be used in pie crusts as well as savory foods.
Homemade chicken stock preserved in the pressure canner is an economical and time-saving item to have on hand. Far superior to store-bought stock, one batch will leave you with as many as 8-10 pints of stock ready to use at a moment's notice.
This conserve is similar to one I have been making for years, but a few tweaks make it safe for canning. Delicious with the traditional meal, it is also fantastic on sandwiches and heated and spooned over ice cream.