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Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Squash Soup Recipe with Ham and Swiss

This hearty soup combines squash, ham, and Swiss cheese, and can be made in less than an hour, if you roast the squash ahead of time.

Recipes Using Ham

By Valerie Boese

Incorporate savory ham into a variety of recipes to create simple and delicious meals for everyone to enjoy.

Fettuccini Carbonara with Ham Recipe

Written and Photos by Valerie Boese

Carbonara is customarily made with pancetta, an Italian version of bacon. But this recipe uses leaner, easier-to-find ham.

Cooking with Cold Smoke

By Jake Levin

Take your culinary know-how to a new level by creating your own DIY cold smoker at home.


Ham Alfredo Rigatoni Recipe

Friends and family are sure to enjoy this quick and simple meal featuring ham, pasta, and homemade Alfredo sauce.

Buckwheat Should Be a New Pantry Staple

By Lois Hoffman

Buckwheat, which isn't a wheat at all, is totally gluten-free and has a robust, nutty flavor which should make it the new guy on every pantry shelf.

Good Golly Gertie, That's Good Gravy

By Lois Hoffman

Gravy has been a staple of rural American diets for ages, but gravy isn't just gravy.

Traditional Seafood Sides

By Kacey Bradley

Read about these traditional seafood sides and how they can fit your beliefs about living sustainably, while satisfying your craving for seafood.

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