The real “Q” — Barbecue the way it’s supposed to be

By John DePresca Photos by Carolyn DePresca Issue #119 • September/October, 2009 The next time you go to the grocery store or supermarket check out the price of a pound of already prepared barbecue. If you're shocked...

Potato soup

Recipe of the Week  Potato soup  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 cups peeled, diced Irish (white) potatoes 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 3 Tbsp. flour 1...

Blanching vegetables

By Tom Kovach Issue #59 • September/October, 1999 If you plan to freeze your vegetables, it is a must to blanch most of them. Blanching slows or stops enzyme action which can cause the vegetables to...

Grape Leaves Stuffed with Chevre & Figs

Recipe of the Week  Grape Leaves Stuffed with Chevre & Figs  Courtesy of Lane Franklin  Ingredients 3 ounces fresh Figs 3 ounces Cream (or goat milk) 4 ounces Chevre (fresh goat cheese) 1 Egg, beaten 2 oz. Pine Nuts, toasted 2...

Apple slaw

Recipe of the Week  Apple slaw  Courtesy of Anne Westbrook Dominick   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 cups shredded cabbage 2 large apples, cored and diced (not peeled) 1 small onion, minced 2 Tbsp....

Elderberries — Hospitality, Health, And Beauty

By Gail Butler Issue #124 • July/August, 2010 When friends stop by for a visit I like to offer them a hospitable and healthful libation of elderberry cordial. When served in a small aperitif glass or...

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...

Cool dishes for formal summer dining

By Linda Gabris Issue #94 • July/August, 2005 If you're an upland hunter who enjoys showing off your birds in gourmet fashion, here is a supreme main course creation that will earn the highest praise. There...

Beef and Cabbage Soup

Recipe of the Week  Beef and Cabbage Soup  Courtesy of Troi Young  Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 stalks celery, chopped 16 ounces kidney beans, drained 1/2...

Italian Christmas bread

Recipe of the Week  Italian Christmas bread  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1/4 cup warm milk (110 to 115°) 1 pkg. active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. brown sugar 1/4 cup...

Apples and sweet potatoes

Anne Westbrook Dominick Ingredients3 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup apple juice, cider or vinegar 1 Tbsp. melted butter Method Mix apples and lemon juice. In a baking...

Whole grain breads baked at home

By Richard Blunt Issue #112 • July/August, 2008 Bread baking is an ancient craft that some food historians believe reaches back over 15,000 years to the time when the last Ice Age was losing its grip...

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...

Old World apple chutney

Recipe of the Week  Old World apple chutney  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 40 oz. cider vinegar 1-1/2 lbs. brown sugar 1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 Tbsp. ground ginger 2 tsp....

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...

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,...