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Slow Cooker Apple Butter Part 2: Canning


And now the exciting conclusion to “Slow Cooker Apple Butter”! 

(From the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.) 

You can try to use all that butter at once or you can preserve it to use later.  Here’s how…. Read the rest of this entry


Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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It’s fall!  And since I grew up in the middle of an apple orchard, nothing says fall to me like apples, especially homemade apple butter.  I have always loved apple butter and I often wondered why my mom didn’t make it very often.  Then I tried making some myself.  After standing in front of a hot stove for the better part of 2 hours and getting hot butter splattered on me for the last half, I understood.  So when I found a recipe for apple butter in a slow cooker I was pretty excited.  I ended up combining my favorite apple butter recipe from my Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving with the instructions I found.  Here is my version, with pictures! Read the rest of this entry

Slow Cooker – Yogurt

Slow Cooker – Yogurt

(Sorry for the late post.  Computer problems.)

No more buying expensive yogurt at the grocery store!   For the cost of a half-gallon (or less!) of milk, you can make yogurt at home that is healthier and tastier.  It does take some time, but your patience will be rewarded. Keep reading…

Slow Cooker – Beans


What’s not to love about them?  They’re good for you and so easy and cheap to prepare in a slow cooker, no soaking required!  They taste so much better than the canned variety, IMHO.  And with only minor variations to the basic recipe you can make homemade refried beans as well.  Keep reading…