Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Healthy Cookie Recipe: Beehive Cookies

Karen Keb

Combine pecans and sour cream with nature’s natural sweetener to create a sweet treat with a unique texture.

Harvesting Herbs: Tips to Get the Most Yield From Your Herbs

By Jean Smith From The Garden Gate Farm

Follow these helpful herb harvesting guidelines to yield the most this year while preserving the plant for next year.

Homestyle Chicken Recipes

By Valerie Boese

Grill, bake, and fry a bird every which way with these classic chicken recipes.

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Story and photos by Renee Pottle

Keep your pantry well-stocked with a variety of dried produce.


Cooking with Kudzu

By Maggie Bullington

Make the best of this invasive vine by using its fragrant flower clusters in brightly colored treats.

How to Harvest Wild Rice

By Frank and Christian Pezzutto

A few late-summer days on the lake can garner you pounds of nutritious grain for your winter storehouse.

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!

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.

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