Gardening Gear

Keep loved ones' gardens growing with this helpful gear.

A Dinner at Elderslie Farm

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 Holiday Pie

We have an unusual holiday dessert tradition.

Cucumbers and Memories

A trip to the garden to grab some cucumbers for a delicious down-home salad sends me on a trip down memory lane. Do you remember this recipe from your grandmother's kitchen table?

A Pip of a Name

Discovering a new word to me in a old book has led to rambling thoughts about food and reading.

Turkey Broth Recipe

Turkey Broth Recipe Forget the stuff in the can, and make your own turkey broth this year. Capper’s Farmer Holiday Special, Winter 2012 Karen Keb Place a stripped chicken or turkey carcass in a large stockpot with leftover or fresh vegetables such as carrots, onions, celery, and some herbs like parsley, a

Easy Swedish Sausage Recipe

Making homemade sausage can be easy. Try this Swedish sausage recipe to see how simple it can be.

A Dinner Party and a Hunting Knife or Two

At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.

Two Kitchen Mysteries Solved

Some things are a mystery; especially some older kitchen tools. These two didn't come with directions but I managed to solve both mysteries. One tool seems quite useful, the other not so much.

Knives Fit for a Lady to Collect and Use - Glass Knives

Cave men knapped glass knives for hunting. During the Great Depression glass knives became quite the item to have. Glass knives cut cleanly and didn't tarnish like carbon knives. They were a perfect in the kitchen and at cutting cakes for tea.

CCC Food - Part 2

Food kept FDR's Tree Army working to preserve America's outdoors. Here in Part 2 of CCC Food are a few more stories about these men who later headed to WWII as part of the Greatest Generation.

Library Food

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.

Girl Scouts - 100 Years of Camp Food

As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I have taken time to reflect on my camping experiences with the organization; my camping food experiences.

The Hobby: Food

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.

Skillet Shepherd's Pie

With hearty beef and filling vegetables, this easy Shepherd’s Pie recipe will quickly become a family favorite.

Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

Slow cooker lasagna will save you time without sacrificing the flavors of a delicious, home-cooked meal.

Easy Chili Mac Recipe

This hearty chili mac recipe is sure to get you through those cold, winter months.

Classic Recipes

Delicious classic recipes guaranteed to bring your family to the dinner table.

Pumpkin Desserts

Delicious pumpkin desserts are a Thanksgiving staple.

Egg Frittata Recipe

This Egg Frittata recipe is the key to starting out with a healthy meal.

Festive fare great anytime

Cinco de Mayo is a fun and festive holiday that’s celebrated with music, dancing, family and friends, and delicious food. Cinco de Mayo is a fun and festive holiday that’s celebrated with music, dancing, family and friends, and delicious food. You can have your own fun-filled fiesta by bringing great Mexican flavors to your table with these delicious recipes.

Versatile potatoes make meals affordable, nutritious

If you’re looking for convenient and affordable ways to eat healthy, take a good look at potatoes. They have nearly half of the Recommended Daily Value for vitamin C and are one of the best sources of potassium and fiber.

Tart taste of cherries beneficial to health

Cherries are not only colorful and tasty, they also have health and nutritional benefits for vitality and wellness. These recipes from the Cherry Marketing Institute make it easy to enjoy the health benefits of delicious cherries.

Create tasty meals that won’t break the bank

A little creativity and a few fresh ideas can make family favorites nutritious and delicious without breaking the bank or sacrificing quality. These recipes from Unilever can help you create great meals while sticking to your budget.

Party mixes make fun snacks for any gathering

Game days, parties and last minute get-togethers call for super snacks that are easy to make and delicious. Whether your guests’ taste buds favor sweet, salty, tangy, cheesy or chocolaty, there’s a party mix recipe for everyone. With great flavor and a hearty crunch, no one will be able to resist digging into a big bowl of party mix.

Splenda study finds negative affects

A recent study of the artificial sweetener Splenda showed that, in animals, the sugar alternative reduced the amount of helpful bacteria in intestines by 50 percent, contributed to increases in body weight, and affected the body in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could later be rejected.

Field trip to cranberry 'factory' brought new respect for mother

One autumn, sometime between Labor Day and Halloween, we kids bundled off to school, still happy and proud in our new school clothes, while Mom, clad in jeans and a flannel shirt, caught her carpool. Where did she go? What did she do? She'd gone to work at the cranberry "factory," and if it hadn't been for a class field trip that same year, we never would have appreciated Mom's new job.