Duck with Mushrooms

Recipe of the Week  Duck with Mushrooms  Courtesy of Sharon Selvig  Ingredients 2 ducks, cut in pieces 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon thyme 4 ounces ham, in 1/4" cubes 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced thick...

Pasteurizing milk

By Patrice Lewis Issue #123 • May/June, 2010 In the last hundred years of urban migration, the home or small farm dairy became a lost breed. Who needed to keep a cow when it was so...

Pizza Casserole

Recipe of the Week  Pizza Casserole  Courtesy of Michael Pirazi  Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds Italian sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green olives 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon pepper 12 ounces thin egg noodles 2-1/2 cups (20 ounces) pizza...

Wheat

By Charles Sanders Issue #130 • July/August, 2011 There are few foods and crops that homesteaders consider as essential as wheat. In these days of pasty loaves of over-processed "store-bought" bread, the mere phrase "whole wheat"...

Betty’s Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Recipe of the Week  Betty's Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce  Courtesy of Elizabeth Ann Forman  Ingredients Bread Pudding: 3-1/2 cups milk 20 slices stale or dried bread, broken into cubes 1 cup raisins, soaked in rum 1 can apple pie filling 1/2 cup butter 1-1/4...

You can safely and easily can your own meat

By Jackie Clay Issue #105 • May/June, 2007 Of all the foods I can every year, the most useful is the wide variety of meats. While we aren't huge meat eaters, these rows and rows of...

Venison — From the Field to the Fork

By Linda Gabris Issue #149 • September/October, 2014 Moose steaks marinating in my special marinade I shudder whenever I hear a fellow hunter complaining about his meat tasting gamey, high, or, worse yet, ripe (which is a...

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...

Banana, blueberry, and peach scones

By Ilene Duffy Issue #136 • July/August, 2012 My friend Alison and I have known each other a long time. We were roommates in college for several years, and then we both had three boys at...

Dishpan cookies

Recipe of the Week  Dishpan cookies  Courtesy of Darlene Campbell   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups oil 4...

Deconstructing a bowl of red

By Richard Blunt Issue #138 • November/December, 2012 When we eat, we incorporate all of our senses (sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell) to help us make a general determination about the food in front of...

Hamburger soup

Recipe of the Week  Hamburger soup  Courtesy of Darlene Campbell   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 4 carrots, cut in 2-inch chunks 3 potatoes, quartered 1 onion, chopped 1/2 bell pepper, sliced 1...

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...

Garlic Soup

Recipe of the Week  Garlic Soup  Courtesy of Brad Delmonico  Ingredients 6 cups Vegetable Stock 6 slices Italian Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 12 cloves garlic, quartered (use more if you like) 1/2 cup dry red Wine 2 Tbsp. Butter 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1...

Boiled crawfish

Recipe of the Week  Boiled crawfish  Courtesy of James Robertson   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 sack of live crawfish (35-40 lbs.) 2 26-oz. boxes of salt 5 medium onions, halved 1/2 4-oz. bottle...

Chilies rellenos

Recipe of the Week  Chilies rellenos  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 8 large Big Jim, Poblano, or Relleno chilies, green and roasted 1 16-oz. can tomatoes 1 small onion,...