Introduction to water bath canning

By Patrice Lewis Issue #172 • July/August, 2018 Water bath canning is one of only two scientifically-proven methods of preserving food in jars — the other is pressure canning, which will not be covered in this...

Boston brown bread

Recipe of the Week  Boston brown bread  Courtesy of Darlene Campbell   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1-1/3 cups milk 1-1/3 cups...

Asparagus au gratin

Recipe of the Week  Asparagus au gratin  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 lbs. tender wild asparagus spears 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. flour 1...

Raspberry Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Recipe of the Week  Raspberry Pears with Chocolate Sauce  Courtesy of Lyle Staple  Ingredients 2 cups cranberry/raspberry juice 1/2 cup port wine (optional) 1/2 cup raspberry syrup (use 1 cup if port wine is omitted) 3 2" x 1" strips...

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,...

Pecan twerps

Recipe of the Week  Pecan twerps  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/2 lb. butter or shortening 4 heaping Tbsp. powdered sugar 2 cups flour pinch of salt 2...

Winter baking warms the house

By Lisa Nourse Photos by Jamie Nourse Living on the Pacific Coast, there are days during fall and winter when it really doesn’t get very cold. It is rare to have snow or freezing temperatures here...

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...

Chow-chow

Recipe of the Week  Chow-chow  Courtesy of Marjorie Burris   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 peck (12-1/2 lbs.) green tomatoes 8 large onions 10 green bell peppers 3 Tbsp. pickling salt 6 hot peppers, seeded...

Southern mint julep

Recipe of the Week  Southern mint julep  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 sprigs fresh peppermint 1 tsp. sugar cracked ice 1 1/2 jigger bourbon whiskey Method Crush mint leaves and...

Grandma’s persimmon pudding

Recipe of the Week  Grandma’s persimmon pudding  Courtesy of Charles A. Sanders   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 cups persimmon pulp 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups sweet milk 1/2 cup margarine 2 cups flour 2...

Hearty breakfast fillets

Richard Blunt  Ingredients 1/2 cup flour kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 cup cornflake crumbs 1 lb. fish fillets (small thin fillets preferred) 1/2 cup peanut oil Method Equipment: 7-inch well-seasoned cast iron skillet or...

Two beans and wild asparagus salad

Recipe of the Week  Two beans and wild asparagus salad  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/2 cup cut wax beans 1/2 cup canned red kidney beans or other...

Garlic – the glorious bulb

By Linda Gabris Issue #86 • March/April, 2004 Whether you know it as ail in French, lashun in Hindi, da suan in Chinese, aglio in Italian, fokhagyma in Hungarian or plain old garlic in English, the...

Spiced red beans

Recipe of the Week  Spiced red beans  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 cup dried red kidney beans 5 cups cold water to soak beans 3 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon...

Baked chili relleno casserole

Recipe of the Week  Baked chili relleno casserole  Courtesy of Nathele Graham   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 8-oz. can whole green chilies 1/2 lb. jack cheese 4 eggs, separated 4 Tbsp. melted butter Sauce: 1...