Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Cooking with Wild Hog

Story and Photos by Kristi Cook

These tips will help you get tender, flavorful wild boar, and use it in place of standard pork in your favorite recipes.

Canning Pumpkin Puree

By Jenny Gomes

Can you preserve this seasonal staple to enjoy year-round? Canning may not be the solution to all your pumpkin-flavoring needs, but there are other—safe—methods of preserving this fall favorite without the use of canning.

Facts About Foraging

By Mary Lewis

Get foraging advice to help you harvest fresh, local, wild food resources. Always exercise caution while foraging and check with conservation or other land management officials before harvesting plants from public land.

The Art of Homemade Venison Sausage

By Jenny Flores

Discover the ease of making your own sausage, and mix it with seasoning blends for a variety of flavors suitable for any meal.


Going Whole Hog with a Pig Roast

By Jason Herbert

A pig roast is ideal for big celebrations, and the best way to roast a pig is in the ground, with the help of family and friends.

Cooking with Crab Apples

By Bruce and Elaine Ingram

Plant colorful, fragrant crab apple trees on your property for their beauty, as well as for the delicious fruit they produce.

Cheese as You Please

By Maggie Bullington

Learn how to whip up simple cheeses at home with minimal experience or equipment, and still get incredible results.

Oven-Dried Preserved Tomatoes Recipe

By Alex Elliott-Howery and Sabine Spindler and photos by Alan Benson

You can only make so much marinara sauce with all those tomatoes from your garden. Why not turn some of them into flavor gold instead?

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