Sweet Pickles

Recipe of the Week  Sweet Pickles  Courtesy of Kathy Myers (Dave's mother-in-law) My mother has made these sweet pickles ever since I can remember. They were always on a relish tray for special family gatherings. After marrying Dave, he...

Sweet potato pudding

Recipe of the Week  Sweet potato pudding  Courtesy of Larry Cywin   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 6 medium sweet potatoes 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. cinnamon Method Peel the...

Humble stew

Recipe of the Week  Humble stew  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 cup dried red beans 6 cups plus 8 cups cold water 3 cups fresh beef, chicken, or...

Beef & Wild Mushroom Lasagna

Recipe of the Week  Beef & Wild Mushroom Lasagna  Courtesy of Gail Strong  Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound assorted wild mushrooms (such as shiitake, oyster and cremini), sliced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1...

Asparagus Pasta Salad

Recipe of the Week  Asparagus Pasta Salad  Courtesy of Don Peddleson  Ingredients 12 ounces fresh asparagus, diagonally sliced into 1-inch pieces 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced 3 tablespoons snipped parsley 1/4 cup wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove...

Española eggs

Recipe of the Week  Española eggs  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients Shortening to fry 1 medium onion, sliced 8 Anaheim, Big Jim, or Relleno peppers, green roasted If you want...

Keep the Ice On

By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., C.E.M. Self-Reliance, Fall 2019 When I ask most people why they own or are looking to buy a generator, most will say it is to keep a refrigerator or freezer operating....

Adventures of a 9-pound cabbage

By Katie Martin Issue #131 • September/October, 2011 Last fall we decided to take a nice Sunday drive through the mountains, an activity we like to do all year long — it doesn't even have to...

Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe of the Week  Chicken Enchiladas  Courtesy of Mari Susan Bell  Two large pans (double recipe) can feed quite a crowd when accompanied by refried beans or Spanish Rice and a green/citrus/sweet onion salad. Delicioso! Enjoy! Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients 3...

Ruth’s old-fashioned zucchini pickles

Recipe of the Week  Ruth’s old-fashioned zucchini pickles  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 7 lbs. zucchini or yellow summer squash 1 large sweet red pepper 4 large white onions 1/3...

Broccoli and Ziti

Recipe of the Week  Broccoli and Ziti  Courtesy of Oliver Del Signore  Walk into almost any restaurant that claims to serve Italian food and you will likely find on the menu broccoli coupled with some pasta, usually ziti...

Do you suffer from gout? Here are some recipes that might help

By Habeeb Salloum Issue #103 • January/February, 2007 For two days we had been exploring the fantastic ruins of Petra, Jordan's number-one tourist attraction. The last day, after walking around intrigued by this ancient Arab Nabataean...

Apple butter

Recipe of the Week  Apple butter  Courtesy of Anne Westbrook Dominick   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 5 lbs. apples, stems removed and quartered 2 cups cider or cider vinegar brown sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2...

Food security 101: Part 1

By Rowena Aldridge Issue #138 • November/December, 2012 These days a lot of people are concerned, and rightly so, about their family's economic stability and security. Recently I've become aware of the ways in which I,...

Traditional trail foods — Transportable calories

By Brad Rohdenburg Issue #81 • May/June, 2003 Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. Frederick the Great defined an army as a group of men who demanded daily feeding. One can imagine the...

Vidalia Onion Pie

Recipe of the Week  Vidalia Onion Pie  Courtesy of Mattie Silverman  Ingredients 3 medium Vidalia Sweet Onions 1/2 cup butter 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne red...