Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Red Flint is More Than Chicken Feed

By Lois Hoffman

Red Flint corn — also known as Indian corn — is a heritage seed that produces an excellent cornmeal. One man saw an article on Red Flint corn a few years ago in GRIT magazine, and has since turned the crop into a family business.

A Chocolatier Pours Artistic Sweets

By Lois Hoffman

A chocolatier is not a chocolate maker, but rather an artist. It's win/win when something tastes good and is pretty to look at, too!

Benefits of Chocolate Are Too Good to Be True

By Lois Hoffman

Chocolate is probably America's favorite comfort food. Now, experts are saying that its consumption — in moderation — is also good for you. Life is good!

Easy Pumpkin Puree From Scratch

By Jordan Charbonneau

Many of us are fans of all things pumpkin come autumn, but how many of us would know what to do with an actual pumpkin? Using fresh pumpkin is a lot easier than you'd think, and this post can have you there in just couple of hours!


5 Delicious Meals to Make with Veggies Fresh from the Garden

By James White

Make the most of your fresh garden produce with these easy and irresistible meals!

Mater Munchies and Apple Leather

By Allan Douglas

Drying the late summer harvest yields wonderful treats like apple leather and cherry tomato munchies.

Where A Burger Isn't Always A Burger

By Lois Hoffman

Traveling through Greenville, Ohio, I discovered a great little burger place where a burger isn't really a burger.

Butter, Butter, Which Is The Better Butter?

By Lois Hoffman

The debate has been going on for quite a while: which is better for you, real butter or margarine? Not that we will ever settle the debate for sure, but here are some facts about both.