Food and Entertaining

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

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.

Preserve Your Pepper Harvest

By Erin Sheehan

Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.

Canned Pumpkin Pickles - a Sweet Fall Treat

By Erin Sheehan

An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.

Soup - Winter's Perfect Comfort Food

By Susan Berry, Horticulturist/Homesteader

Learn to can your own homemade soups and always have a hot, hearty meal waiting in your pantry.

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