Family dinner at Backwoods Home Magazine

By Richard Blunt Issue #129 • May/June, 2011 Last fall I was invited to Gold Beach, Oregon, to spend some quality time with my lifelong friend, Dave Duffy, and his family. On these visits it is...

Recipes from my mother’s kitchen

By Richard Blunt Issue #52 • July/August, 1998 One of my earliest and fondest childhood memories is of my mother and me walking nearly a mile down the road from our house, in the rain, to...

Southern cooking that doesn’t just whistle Dixie

By Richard Blunt Issue #41 • September/October, 1996 The southern region of the United States is almost as big as Western Europe, and despite the stereotype that non-Southerners have—that there is only one South—when someone says,...

Whole grain breads baked at home

By Richard Blunt Issue #112 • July/August, 2008 Bread baking is an ancient craft that some food historians believe reaches back over 15,000 years to the time when the last Ice Age was losing its grip...

In search of the perfect cup of coffee

By Richard Blunt Issue #68 • March/April, 2001 As an active member of the worldwide fraternity of "Java Junkies," I feel it is time that I stand up and be recognized for my contribution to the...

Italian Christmas bread

Recipe of the Week  Italian Christmas bread  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/4 cup warm milk (110 to 115°) 1 pkg. active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. brown sugar 1/4 cup...

Gourmet nutrition with beans and rice

<!-- Gourmet nutrition with beans and rice By Richard Blunt --> By Richard Blunt Rice is one of the first grains man domesticated. Today it is one of our most important food sources, accounting for one-fifth of the calories consumed...

American food — It’s as varied as the melting pot

By Richard Blunt Issue #30 • November/December, 1994 Oftentimes, I stop and wonder what people ate in the early days of this country. We cooks do that sometimes. And it's at times like this that I...

Basic chicken broth

Richard Blunt Ingredients 1 5-6 lb. stewing hen or roasting chicken 6 qts. cold water 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into quarters 1 celery rib with leaves attached 1 whole carrot 2 bay leaves 8 whole black peppercorns 3 whole cloves 1 piece...

Old-fashioned hot dog pepper relish

Recipe of the Week  Old-fashioned hot dog pepper relish  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 cups seeded and coarsely chopped bell peppers (use a mixture of yellow,...

A healthy heart starts in the kitchen

By Richard Blunt <!----> Issue #100 • July/August, 2006 The Surgeon General of the United States recently referred to obesity as "the terror within." But who is the enemy? When we finally started paying attention to what...

French Onion Soup

Recipe of the Week  French Onion Soup& Julia Child's Beef Stock  Courtesy of Richard Blunt  Thirty-some years ago the publisher, Dave Duffy, the food editor, Richard Blunt, and I all lived in or near Boston. Butch, that’s Richard Blunt,...

Fried Foods

By Richard Blunt Issue #126 • November/December, 2010 Over the past 30 years I've devoted many hours to researching, developing, and testing recipes that provide my family and me with healthy and good tasting meals. My...

Barmbrack

Recipe of the Week  Barmbrack  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1/4 cup whole milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp. sugar 1 pkg. active dry...

Glazed carrots with peas and onions

Recipe of the Week  Glazed carrots with peas and onions  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs. sliced fresh carrots 1-1/2 cups chicken or beef broth 6 Tbsp. butter 1/2...

Raspberry ketchup

Richard Blunt Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries 1 to 3 pickled chili peppers (let your taste be the judge) or substitute l/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/3 cup fresh or canned tomato puree 1/3 cup wine vinegar 1/4...