Q and A: Cream cheese and canning pork loin

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Cream cheese I looked up the 'Cream Cheese Frosting' recipe in your Pantry Cookbook. It called for either packages of cream cheese or fresh cream cheese softened. How do you make your own cream cheese?...

Q and A: saving squash seeds, Hopi Pale Grey squash, and apple-walnut cake

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Saving squash seeds I harvested basketball sizes of Hopi squash this fall -- and we had the squash for our Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend. You are absolutely right -- DELICIOUS. Quick question regarding saving...

Q and A: rendering bear fat and canning pepper sauce

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Rendering bear fat I have been looking for bear fat for three years and have finally acquired 20# this last week. Early 1900's recipes indicate that it makes the lightest and fluffiest pastries. I intend...

Q and A: Making cottage cheese and canning bacon

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Making cottage cheese I think a while back you gave your recipe for cottage cheese. I've checked the archives and your two books but can't seem to find it. Would you share this recipe again? Brad...

The bottom fell out of the temperature last night.

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When we woke up it was negative 16° F! In Minnesota that's cold for early November. Those beavers were sure right so far! So we run out, do chores then come back and work...