except in marriage, school, competitive sports, ok cheating usually hurts everyone. However I'm talking cheating in canning applesauce and tomatoes. Did you know you can just freeze them?!? It's amazing and easy and all fear of botchalism is removed. That's a good day in my book! For the applesauce just wait til it's cool and then pack it into a freezer bag. Tomatoes can be put in whole. Once you pull them out rinse them and the peel will come right off. I made tomato sauce last night by pureeing frozen tomatoes, onion, basil and parsley. Once on the stove I added greek yogurt, garlic, paprika, and sharp cheddar, so good! Happy Freezing!