Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

A rocks glass filled with bing cherries with wine syrup and vanilla ice cream

Bing Cherries with Wine Syrup

A bit zingy, plenty sweet, and just the right amount boozy. Together with vanilla ice cream, you’ve got a great adult ice cream sundae.

Two pieces of buttered toast, one with strawberry jam, on a white plate.

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Here’s a recipe for a small batch of strawberry jam, without all the fuss of traditional canning. Ready in less than an hour, with all the lush taste of peak strawberry season.

A small pot with a small amount of spicy bourbon barbecue sauce left in it and a spoon resting inside.

Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

The secret ingredient to this spicy sauce? Nope. Not bourbon. We said secret. It’s smoked ketchup. (Yup. You heard correctly.) Bacon, too.

A person holding a spoonful of milk mayonnaise above a jar.

Milk Mayonnaise

Maionese de leite in Portuguese, milk mayonnaise–you heard us–is a creamy, eggless emulsion held together by oil, milk (natch), and a lotta love.

A platter of ribs covered with Texas-style barbecue sauce, and a glass of extra sauce on the side.

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.

A bowl of everything bagel seasoning with some scattered around it.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

A sprinkle here, a pinch there, this stuff is the perfect little extra to jazz up anything savory that you’re cooking. And you already love it.

A glass bowl partially filled with Thai chili jam and a spoon on the side.

Thai Chili Jam

A lovely jar of sweet, funky heat for those of you who love anything with a little extra kick. Add a little (or a lot, you spice fanatics) to anything you fancy.

A Mason jar filled with pickled shallots, submerged in brine.

Pickled Shallots

These pretty pink refrigerator pickles are almost instant in terms of gratification, undeniably complex in terms of satisfaction.

Five jars of jam, two apricot and three strawberry rhubarb jam, with some wildflowers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This small-batch refrigerator jam from the famed Sarabeth’s Bakery takes barely any effort and just half an hour. And simply stash it in the fridge. No canning required.