Food and Entertaining

Learn kitchen skills, get advice on hosting and party planning, plus recipes for every season and occasion.

Slow-Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

The slow-cooker is the secret weapon of many busy kitchens and “The Magical Slow-Cooker” is its inventive, idea-packed companion.

Holiday Stovetop Potpourri

By Annie Miller

A simple recipe for an uplifting fragrance using holiday ingredients

Preserving Native American Food Culture

By Tanya Denckla Cobb

Grassroots food movements help revive the dwindling Native American food culture.

Colby Cheese Recipe

Colby cheese is a washed-curd cheese aged for a short period of time, but learning how to make Colby cheese is a skill sure to last throughout the ages.


A Dinner at Elderslie Farm

By Sarah Sinning, Assistant Editor

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.

Preserve Your Beet Harvest with Beet Relish

By Erin Sheehan

Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!

A Holiday Pie

By Mary Conley

We have an unusual holiday dessert tradition.

Homemade Mincefruit Stirs Childhood Christmas Memories

By Susan Berry, Horticulturist/Homesteader

Susan finally learned to appreciate homemade mincemeat after becoming a homesteader and canner. Bringing back wonderful memories of childhood, mincemeat is now a holiday staple at her house.

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