Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Best Summer Barbecue Recipes

By GRIT staff

Celebrate the season with our Best Summer Barbecue Recipes.

Rendering Animal Fats - Tallow

By Meg with Modern Roots

Purchasing tallow rendered can be costly if you need it in bulk or like to have a large supply on hand so I render my own. Here's the process to render any animal fat that you need :)

Strawberry Jam and Raspberry Custard

By Vern

This ten year old remembers spending time in Mom's kitchen as she prepares the most wonderful desserts from fresh fruit.

Best Tomato Recipes

By GRIT staff

Take advantage of summer's candy with our best tomato recipes.


Cinnamon Biscuits Recipe With Pecan Topping

By Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson

Use heavy whipping cream to make this Cinnamon Biscuits Recipe covered with a sweet pecan topping.

Caramel Pie Recipe With Meringue Topping

By Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson

Use a cast iron skillet to make this delicious Caramel Pie Recipe and top it with a fluffy homemade meringue topping.

Real Food: Recipes for Cooking With Lard

By GRIT staff

Cooking with lard is the the secret to making your best recipes even better.