Making Yogurt

By Patrice Lewis Issue #132 • November/December, 2011 When you get to the point where you're milking your own cow, you'll need to figure out what to do with the excess milk. One of the easiest...

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...

Just for Kids: Some pioneer recipes

By Lucy Shober Issue #30 • November/December, 1994 Click on pictures for printable, full-sized versions to color. When I was a little girl, I used to visit my grandfather's home town in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He...

Orange Chiffon Cake

Recipe of the Week  Orange Chiffon Cake  Courtesy of Beverly Rossman  Ingredients Crust: 1 2/3 cups Graham Cracker crumbs, finely crushed 1/4 cup Sugar 1/3 cup Butter, softened Filling: 1 (3 oz) package orange Gelatin 1 cup Water 1/4 cup Orange juice 1...

Puerto Rican Rice With Pork

Recipe of the Week  Puerto Rican Rice With Pork  Courtesy of Susan DiBracco  Ingredients 1 pound boneless pork loin 1 large onion, minced 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced 2 large cloves garlic, minced 30 pimiento-stuffed green olives 2 cups long-grain white...

Black Bean and Avocado Dip

Recipe of the Week  Black Bean and Avocado Dip  Courtesy of Lilly Brunner  Ingredients 2 cups cooked Black Beans (or use canned) 1 medium ripe Avocado 1 small Chile Pepper, minced fine 1 small clove Garlic, minced fine 2 Tbsp. Tomato juice 2 Tbsp....

Oregon Grape Jam

By Joyce Lindsey O’Keefe Website Exclusive • August, 2008 Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) bushes are native to the West Coast from northern California to British Columbia. They are the state flower of Oregon. The bushes come...

Lazy housewife pickles

Recipe of the Week  Lazy housewife pickles  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 qts. small cucumbers 1 cup dry mustard 1 cup sugar 1 cup salt 1 gallon vinegar Method Wash the cucumbers,...

Raspberry ketchup

Richard Blunt Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries 1 to 3 pickled chili peppers (let your taste be the judge) or substitute l/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/3 cup fresh or canned tomato puree 1/3 cup wine vinegar 1/4...

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...

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...

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...

Canning game meat

By Linda Gabris Issue #166 • July/August, 2017 Attempting to can meat (or any other low acid food, for that matter) without the use of a pressure canner is every bit as foolhardy as arming up...

Baklava

Recipe of the Week  Baklava  Courtesy of Elena Berry  Ingredients 1½ pounds roasted, coarsely chopped unsalted Walnuts 2 cups Sugar 1½ tsp ground Cinnamon ½ tsp ground Cloves 1 pound Filo Dough ½ pound Butter, melted 1 cup Water ¾ cup Honey 2 Tbsp Lemon juice peel...

Tasty uses for garden and wild edibles

By Alice B. Yeager Issue #89 • September/October, 2004 The old saying "Waste not, want not" could be applied to almost anyone's producing garden. From fruit to vegetables, there is always the possibility of waste when...

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...