Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Blueberry Coffee Cake

By B.L. Lietzau

Recipe my mother used to make for us when we went on vacation to a northern Minnesota resort

Recipes for Wild Food

By GRIT staff

Free for the taking, wild foods are all around you – even in your own yard, woodlot and garden. Tempted to spray those dandelions? Hold on a second: Dandelion greens are loaded with antioxidants, are high in vitamins and contain important nutrients. Plants that some folks may think of as a noxious weeds, to others may be nutritional powerhouses. Read on to find out what resources you are missing out on. But first, make sure you have a sound knowledge of safe and poisonous plants before you head out and ingest anything. Of the most valuable wild edibles are morel mushrooms, which sell upward of $20 per pound at the market, and may be popping up in your area as we speak.

How to Make Your Own Buttermilk

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Once you discover the many uses of buttermilk you will be using it a lot. Instead of buying buttermilk make it yourself; it is so easy to make it at home.

Best Breakfast Recipes

By GRIT staff

Make the most important meal of the day a success with our Best Breakfast Recipes.


Baked Apples - Your Way!

By Sheryl Normandeau

Baked apples are scrumptious on the grill or from the oven - plus, you can customize the toppings!

Goth's Rhubarb Cake

By B.L. Lietzau

A tasty old-world recipe from 3 sisters who lived on their father's original farm well into the eighties and nineties.

Menu: A Traditional Southern Dinner

By GRIT staff

Nothing begs a good time like Traditional Southern Dinner recipes.

Make your own Violet Soda from your Garden

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Violets are not only beautiful and plentiful this time of year in many gardens and yards, they are also edible and have several health benefits. Why not make some easy Homemade Violet Soda?

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