Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

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.


Snow Custard

By Sarah Joplin

Snow custard tastes like days gone by. This short story transports you back in time and shares a sweet recipe for country living.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

By Lois Hoffman

The season of eating is upon us, but not all of us in different parts of the country relish the same tastes.

Winter Soups to Warm You Up

By Valerie Boese

From rich cream soups to nourishing broths, these classic recipes will keep you cozy when the temperatures drop this winter.

Healthy Homemade Bread

By Loretta Sorensen

Slice it any way you like, it’s a fact that making your own bread takes time.

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