Homemade foodie gifts have always been a hit with my family over the holidays. This year, I tried something a little different - homemade hot drink mixes.
Chef Elizabeth prepares for Christmas on the farm with family.
New Orleans inspired the recipe for BBQ Shrimp.
If these aren't the best comfort food, I'll eat my hat!
A recipe for delicious biscuits perfect for serving with the Comfort Foods of Fall.
Tomatillo salsa is unusual but delicious and easy to make. Tomatillos are easy to grow, too!
My favorite salad uses an ingredient all Iowans know.
It is always fun sharing a skill with grandchildren, such as food dehydration.
A short story about gathering hickory nuts in Central Iowa.
It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?
The author is proud of her accomplishment, and her dried figs are beautiful and delicious!
Another reason we try to eat less processed foods.
The author shares her favorite recipe for the delicious treat known as Indian Tacos.
Simple pleasures help soothe the complicated pressures of life.
Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.
Just because you live on a homestead and work hard doesn't mean you can overlook your calorie intake. Believe me, it can get out of control very quickly! Noticing subtle changes in how you feel and how you look in the mirror can keep you on track!
In times of plenty or want, a homemade gift given with love warms the heart of the recipient. This Christmas, an easy-to-make, yet unusual “gift-in-a-jar” will find its way to our family and friends.
Sarah attended what she thought would be an ordinary farm-to-table dinner event at a local farm, but this was anything but an ordinary experience.
A paragraph or two on what different people consider comfort foods.
Discovering a new word to me in a old book has led to rambling thoughts about food and reading.
You can find thousands of recipes on the internet but you can't find your memories. Recipe cards remind of friends and family who shared their best recipes with us; generations of love on handwritten cards.
Peach Cobbler, it's a Southern classic and so easy to make. The basic recipe is so easy a child can make it but you can add your own flair with special spices or even change the fruit to what's fresh and available in your area.
The Pillsbury Bake-off has been an American institution since 1949. Although network food challenges seem to be everywhere after 60+ years the Bake-off still spotlights cooks and their creative recipes.
I can live without television but I can't live without a library card. Even when I am not looking for food related information my library surprises me with how many food tidbits are waiting to be discovered.
As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I have taken time to reflect on my camping experiences with the organization; my camping food experiences.
Food is part of all our lives, a daily chore that has to be done to feed a family. Now that the family has grown it's time to explore food from all angles: history, new tastes and new cooking methods. Food is now a relaxing hobby.