Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

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.

Can You Use an Instant Pot for Canning

By Jenny Gomes

Before you use an instant pot for canning, consider this canning expert’s take on whether or not you should incorporate an instant pot good for canning.


Popcorn Isn't Just Popcorn

By Lois Hoffman

Learn about of one of America’s favorite treats: Popcorn, including information on the different varieties and science behind the pop.

Cooking with Wild Hog

Story and Photos by Kristi Cook

These tips will help you get tender, flavorful wild boar, and use it in place of standard pork in your favorite recipes.

Canning Pumpkin Puree

By Jenny Gomes

Can you preserve this seasonal staple to enjoy year-round? Canning may not be the solution to all your pumpkin-flavoring needs, but there are other—safe—methods of preserving this fall favorite without the use of canning.

Facts About Foraging

By Mary Lewis

Get foraging advice to help you harvest fresh, local, wild food resources. Always exercise caution while foraging and check with conservation or other land management officials before harvesting plants from public land.

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