There is no better way to preserve the best of summer fruits, or that bounty of apples and pumpkins that appears in the fall, to enjoy all winter long. Can tomatoes for fresh sauce, or put that bushel of apples you picked to good use and make apple butter.
Get help from a couple of friends who will co-host with you and share responsibility for acquiring the necessary supplies (then split the costs, if need be, with the other guests) — Payne spent around $10 per person. The best part? Each guest will go home with a delicious favor (or six!) to enjoy for weeks to come.