Cracklin’s — An irresistible snack that you can’t stop sneakin’

By Linda Gabris Issue #79 • January/February, 2003 When I was a girl growing up in the backwoods, one of my favorite times of the year was autumn when grandpa would butcher a pig to put...

Avoiding common canning mistakes

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Issue #142 • July/August, 2013 Canning has been an important part of my life since I was a young girl helping my mother and grandmother can in our Detroit basement. I loved the...

Easy homemade dairy products

By Maggie Howe Photos by John Gibney Issue #137 • September/October, 2012 Queso blanco, sliced and ready for cooking I have a strong interest in cooking and in local foods and I very much enjoy making my own...

Lenie in the kitchen: Hamburger and potato casserole

By Ilene Duffy Issue #140 • March/April, 2013 One last outing before heading back to college is to take Damon for his first trip to the beach. L-R: Rob, Jacob, Sam Our oldest sons, Jacob and Robby, are...

Cannellini Bean And Mushroom Casserole

Recipe of the Week  Cannellini Bean And Mushroom Casserole  Courtesy of Wendy Nakken  Ingredients 2 cups cooked cannellini beans 1 cup mushrooms, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons butter, for frying 2 tablespoons butter, cold 1/2 cup sour...

Bologna sandwiches and roasted rabbit

By Habeeb Salloum Issue #61 • January/February, 2000 "I don't know what I'm going to do with all this bologna!" My mother was speaking to herself as she tried to find room for two huge bologna...

Layered Casserole & Pea Salad

Recipe of the Week  Layered Casserole & Pea Salad  Courtesy of Nathele Graham  Ingredients 1 cup uncooked rice 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce Enough water to combine with tomato sauce to equal 2 cups 1 can corn, drained 1 can green beans,...

Growing and Using Cilantro

By Habeeb Salloum Cilantro (also called fresh coriander, Chinese parsley, Mexican parsley, Spanish parsley, and Thai parsley) is one of the oldest herbal condiments known to humankind. It is thought to be the first herb...

Anne’s Sausage and Cabbage

Recipe of the Week  Anne's Sausage and Cabbage  Courtesy of Elizabeth Flora  Ingredients 8 slices Bacon 4 Italian Sausages, casings removed 1 large Onion, chopped 1 large Cabbage, shredded 1-1/2 cups Chicken Broth Salt & Pepper to taste Cayenne Pepper...

The chicken and the egg

By Habeeb Salloum Issue #139 • January/February, 2013 One cannot think of our culinary world without chicken or eggs. Chicken is one of the world's most consumed meats and eggs are on the tables of the...

Fried tuna patties

Recipe of the Week  Fried tuna patties  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 cans light tuna, drained 1 cup crushed dried bread crumbs 1/4...

Jambalaya stew

Recipe of the Week  Jambalaya stew  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Special Equipment: 1 seasoned 5-qt. Dutch oven with lid Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. peanut oil 3 oz. smoked sausage, chopped medium...

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...

Poor man’s shrimp cocktail on perch

Recipe of the Week Poor man’s shrimp cocktail on perch Courtesy of Pat Ward You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking. Click Here Ingredients 3/4 cup ketchup 1 Tbsp. horseradish 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Tabasco to...

Lamb Curry with Yogurt

Recipe of the Week  Lamb Curry with Yogurt  Courtesy of Gail Stromb  Ingredients 4 green chile peppers, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, minced 2 tablespoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground tumeric 1 teaspoon...

Red flannel hash

Recipe of the Week  Red flannel hash  Courtesy of Rodney Merrill   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 cups chopped turkey, corned beef, or ham 2 cups diced leftover baked potatoes 1 cup diced...