Butterpeas

Recipe of the Week  Butterpeas  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3-4 strips of cured, sliced bacon 1 qt. shelled and washed butterpeas 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped...

Potato soup

Recipe of the Week  Potato soup  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 cups peeled, diced Irish (white) potatoes 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 3 Tbsp. flour 1...

Pear honey

Recipe of the Week  Pear honey  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 qt. of ground Kieffer pears (peel and core before grinding) 3 cups sugar juice of...

Hoppin’ John with fresh asparagus beans

Recipe of the Week  Hoppin’ John with fresh asparagus beans  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 cup uncooked rice (not instant) 1 lb. pork sausage broken into...

Dilled oyster crackers

Recipe of the Week  Dilled oyster crackers  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 12-oz. pkgs. oyster crackers 1 cup canola oil or other light vegetable oil 2 tsp....

German green beans

Recipe of the Week  German green beans  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 lb. green beans, washed and snapped 4 slices cured bacon 1/2 cup vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1...

Pecan twerps

Recipe of the Week  Pecan twerps  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/2 lb. butter or shortening 4 heaping Tbsp. powdered sugar 2 cups flour pinch of salt 2...

Sweet pepper salad

Recipe of the Week  Sweet pepper salad  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 medium sweet peppers, blocky, cubanelle, or blunt type 4 medium tomatoes, sliced 2 cups cooked...

Stuffed sweet peppers

Recipe of the Week  Stuffed sweet peppers  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 large sweet peppers 2 cups cooked rice 1 cup cooked ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1...

Fig preserves

Recipe of the Week  Fig preserves  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 lb. small figs (Brown Turkey, Celeste, etc.) 3/4 lb. sugar juice of 1/2 lemon (optional) 1/2 lemon...

Louisiana gumbo

Recipe of the Week  Louisiana gumbo  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 large dressed frying chicken, including giblets & neck 1-1/2 cups of flour for dredging 1/2 tsp....

Grow Garlic and Reap Health Benefits

By Alice B. Yeager Photos by James O. Yeager Issue #98 • March/April, 2006 Garlic is one of our oldest herbs on record. Anyone can grow garlic without having to hover over it, hoping that it produces....

Gardening for Treasure

<!-- Gardening for treasure By Alice B. Yeager --> By Alice B. Yeager Tomatoes are a boon to mankind in health benefits. It doesn't matter whether they are the large or small varieties. Issue #93 • May/June, 2005 When we dig in...

How to Grow Potatoes

By Alice B. Yeager Issue #97 • January/February, 2006 Potato plants need plenty of sunshine, a well drained soil, and no weed or grass interference. Ideal soil is a loose sandy loam with plenty of humus...

Grow Your Own Dishrags

By Alice B. Yeager Photos by James O. Yeager Issue #85 • January/February, 2004 Some of us are thrifty beyond measure, even growing our own dishrags. None of those flimsy, store bought cotton things for us. Our...

Tasty uses for garden and wild edibles

By Alice B. Yeager Issue #89 • September/October, 2004 The old saying "Waste not, want not" could be applied to almost anyone's producing garden. From fruit to vegetables, there is always the possibility of waste when...