Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Can Whole Peaches for Fresh Fruit this Winter

Peaches are one of the easiest foods to can at home. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, canned peaches are a fun, home-canning project.

Deep Dish Desserts

Across the world and throughout history, odd names show up for delicious, warm, fruity, deep dish desserts.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Food

Tomato and Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

Tomato and Avocado Egg Salad

Wondering what to take on the weekend picnic? Spruce up an egg salad with tomato and avocados.

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Family recipe collections make treasured gifts to pass from generation to generation. In Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook, families and friends hand down their most time-honored, cherished recipes to readers. From traditional favorites, such as Sunday Pork Roast, to blue ribbon desserts, such as Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie, each of the 200 recipes is a trip down memory lane.

Readers can personalize their books by filling in their own family recipes on the 50 special pages provided. And the lay-flat, kitchen-friendly ring binder allows cooks to easily move added recipes into the correct chapter. Gooseberry Patch co-founders Jo Ann Martin and Vickie Hutchins even write in a few personal favorites of their own!

Tips, memories and quotes from recipe contributors are sprinkled throughout (along with whimsical illustrations), giving this collection a homespun feel. Banners highlight recipes that are kid-friendly, perfect for making ahead, quick and easy, or require five ingredients or less, as well as those appropriate for large crowds, holidays and potluck gatherings. A special chapter of gifts from the kitchen identifies recipes perfect for giving.


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These strategies for living lightly are simple, satisfying and even fun. Here are a few of the articles you’ll find in this special collection:

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