Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Cast-Iron Dutch Baby with Blueberry Sauce Recipe

This sweet and light Dutch baby makes for the perfect breakfast when served with freshly made blueberry sauce.

Marinated Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Follow these recipes for pineapple marinade, sweet dry rub and BBQ sauce to make the perfect beef tenderloin.

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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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Simple Summer Pasta Recipe


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