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Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

So Much More Than Just Bread

By Keba M Hitzeman

Check out all the delicious food you can make with your sourdough starter, including cinnamon buns and much more!

Cucumber Salads for Summer

By Andrea Chesman

Embrace summer’s bounty of cukes with these refreshing salad recipes.

Preparing to Preserve

By Rebecca Martin

Read one editor's reminiscences on growing up in a farm family and preserving food for the rest of the year.

The Sour Power of Sumac

By Richard Albert-Matesz

Discover why this ready-to-forage fruit has long been a staple in kitchens and pantries around the world.


How to Order a Side of Beef

By Meredith Leigh

Check out this advice from an artisan butcher and our readers on how to buy meat in bulk.

Backyard Grilling Setup Ideas

As more and more people start to rely on cooking their own meals, backyard grilling can enhance the dine-at-home experience. Find the right grilling setup for your household with these tips.

Prime Cuts: Grilling Freshwater Fish

Do you want to create unique dishes and memories from the comfort of your own backyard? If so, join top chef David Bancroft in this Prime Cuts episode to learn how to grill your favorite freshwater fish.

Sugar Has Company

By Lois Hoffman

Cut down sugar by trying these healthy sweeteners made from natural sources that add the big flavor punch your craving.

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