Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Hard Cheeses at Home, Plus 2 Soft Cheese Recipes | GRIT

By Lois Hoffman

Who doesn't like cheese? Many varieties of this delectable food can easily be made in home kitchens.

Dry Canning: 3 Methods Dry Goods Food Preservation

By Lois Hoffman

Dry canning, a new term to me, is the art of preserving dry foods and will give them an almost indefinite shelf life.

How to Make Maple Syrup

Tim Nephew

Tap a couple trees and serve delicious, golden goodness on homemade pancakes.

Adjust Your Baking for Whole Wheat Flour Like a True Flourist

By Lois Hoffman

Even though baking with whole wheat flour has many health benefits, there are a few adjustments necessary that will help guarantee baking success.


Viddles for a Year: Considerations for Canning, Drying, and Fermenting

By Lois Hoffman

With supermarket shelves a little more bare and not knowing what is in processed foods, it just makes sense to have your own food supply to sustain your family for up to a year.

Pear Wine

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Making pear wine is not too difficult; if I can do it anybody can do it. The beauty about wine is that at bottling time you can make the wine to your taste: leave it dry, sweeten it back a bit, make it into a sparkling wine, or make it into a dessert wine.

Wild Winemaking

By Richard W. Bender

Create unique wines from a variety of locally foraged ingredients. Home winemaking isn’t as challenging as it sounds.

How to Build a Cold Smoker

By Jake Levin

Take your culinary know-how to a new level by creating an aboveground or buried firebox for a DIY cold smoker at home.

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