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Ten Christmas Party Snack Ideas

[media-credit name="Photo courtesy of Getty Images / ti-ja" align="alignnone" width="550"][/media-credit] Ten Christmas Party Snack Ideas Marshmallow Snowmen: Stack three different-sized marshmallows on top of each other, use two pretzel sticks for arms, chocolate icing for facial features, and a piece of licorice for a scarf. Pita Christmas Trees: Cut triangular pieces of ...

Keith Bradford | Dec 3, 2018

Kitchen Skills

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Cooking Beyond the Kitchen

When I attended the National Dutch Oven Gathering (NDOG) in June 2018, the only Dutch oven I knew was the deep, enameled pot I associated with my mother’s stovetop. When I arrived at the event, however, I learned about an entirely new piece of equipment with the exact same name. Perhaps more correctly called a “camp Dutch oven,” this pot is the cooking tool of choice for ...

Haley Casey | Jan 3, 2019

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Summer Quiche Recipe

Shaye Elliott is the founder of the blog The Elliott Homestead. She and her husband are developing a farm in the Pacific Northwest. This is excerpted with permission from her book, Seasons at the Farm (Lyons Press). Find Shaye Elliott's other book Welcome to the Farm in our Capper's Farmer bookstore!

Staff | Jun 23, 2020

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

Get step-by-step instructions, DIY projects, upcycling tutorials, and more!