Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

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.

Chewy, Crispy Sourdough Waffles Recipe

By Laura Poe Mathes

Using bubbly sourdough starter creates a light waffle that has a slightly tangy flavor. They are both chewy and crispy, with craters to fill with syrup.

'Ugly Tomato' Grandma Pizza Recipe and Lefotover Homemade Pizza Pockets

By Chuck Mallory

This easy, customizable grandma-style pizza recipe allows for turning slices into homemade pizza pockets. I top mine with arugula and "ugly" tomatoes.

Dill Bread Recipe

Karen Keb

Bake this delicious homemade dill bread recipe for a truly unique taste and devour hot and fresh from the oven!


Converting Bread Recipes for Using a Bread Machine

Caleb D. Regan

When using a bread machine, don't throw out your favorite flavors.

How Bread Works

Jennifer Nemec

Learn how bread works; the secrets to cultivating yeast and developing gluten.

Inspiration for a Thanksgiving Menu

Grit Staff

Thanksgiving Day recipes for vegetable medley or pecan cornbread stuffing, cranberry-sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin-pecan or sweet potato pie and make turkey bone broth for leftover turkey noodle soup!

Snow Custard

By Sarah Joplin

Snow custard tastes like days gone by. This short story transports you back in time and shares a sweet recipe for country living. Originally published in December of 2019.

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