Tips and tricks for the kitchen

By Richard Blunt Issue #60 • November/December, 1999 The warmest and most interactive place in my mom's home was her kitchen. Cooking was her favorite pastime and her kitchen was a place she could relax and...

Tabbouleh

Recipe of the Week  Tabbouleh  Courtesy of Jeremy Finich  This salad is considered a staple in may middle eastern homes. Eat it spooned onto your favorite crackers, spread on pita bread or as a side dish to...

Kentucky Country Ribs

Recipe of the Week  Kentucky Country Ribs  Courtesy of Beverly Rossman  Ingredients 3 to 3 1/2 pounds pork country ribs, cut into single-rib sections 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup bourbon whisky (or apple juice) 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4...

Blackened Chicken With Guacamole And Black Beans

Recipe of the Week  Blackened Chicken With Guacamole And Black Beans  Courtesy of Marty Robertson  Ingredients Blackened Chicken 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 2 ounces butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2...

The convenience of a bread bucket

By Karen Marshall Issue #145 • January/February, 2014 Does making four or more loaves of bread at a time, with no hand kneading, no electricity, and only one container to clean sound appealing? If making one loaf...

Canning 101 — Pickles, fruits, jams, jellies, etc.

By Jackie Clay Issue #53 • September/October, 1998 For some reason, (definitely unknown to me) canning, as a method of very long term food storage, fell into disuse. Maybe it's the hurry/rush syndrome many folks have...

Peanut Soup

Recipe of the Week  Peanut Soup  Courtesy of Marylin Dede  Ingredients 3 cups Chicken Broth or Stock 1 cup Peanut Butter, natural & unsweetened** 1 small Onion, minced 1 small sweet green Pepper, minced 1 clove Garlic, crushed and minced...

Aunt Ona’s Mandarin orange cake

Recipe of the Week  Aunt Ona’s Mandarin orange cake  Courtesy of Edwina Gower   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Cake Ingredients 1 butter cake mix (or yellow) 1 can mandarin oranges 4 eggs 1/2 cup oil Filling...

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...

Blonde brownies

Recipe of the Week  Blonde brownies  Courtesy of Rhoda Denning   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes) 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans,...

Apple and Potato Soup

Recipe of the Week  Apple and Potato Soup  Courtesy of Don Peterson  Ingredients Soup: 4 Tablespoons butter 2 Leeks (white part only) , cleaned and sliced 5 cups tart Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 6 cups Chicken Stock 2 cups...

You can become a hardcore forager

By Larry Cywin Issue #47 • September/October, 1997 Most homesteaders and country dwellers forage a little. It might be hunting for morels in the spring, berries in the summer, or boletes in the fall. Some forage...

Scallop Crunch Appetizer

Recipe of the Week  Scallop Crunch Appetizer  Courtesy of Larry Fielding  Ingredients 12 large scallops 6 slices bacon, cut in half 6 water chestnuts, sliced in half 12 one-inch pieces green onion 2 tablespoons sherry 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon...

Basic brown stock

Recipe of the Week  Basic brown stock  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 5 lbs. raw beef bones (it helps if some of them are meaty) 5 qts. cold...

Fresh cucumber delight

Recipe of the Week  Fresh cucumber delight  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 qts. sliced cucumbers 1/4 oz. mustard seed 1/2 lb. non-iodized salt 1/2 oz. celery seed 9 pints water 1/2...

Vegetable Scramble

Recipe of the Week  Vegetable Scramble  Courtesy of Mattie Silverman  Ingredients 8 ounces tiny new red potatoes 4 to 8 ounces asparagus spears, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 small onion, chopped 6 egg whites 3 whole eggs 1...