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Chef Elizabeth’s BBQ Shrimp

I came across this delicious dish while in New Orleans last spring, and I have been making it ever since. My family loves this spicy smoky BBQ shrimp!This is a very quick and delicious meal. You can serve it as an appetizer, or with rice or noodles for a main dish. I make this shrimp dish with ...

Perfect Farmhouse Pancakes

Here on the farm, I often have overnight guests and I always make a big breakfast or brunch to start the day. These perfect pancakes served with my homemade fruit compote and jams are always on the menu. My family loves them. The fruit in the compote changes as the seasons change.Recipes seem ...

Seven Easy Things to Do With a Gigantic Onion

Has your garden ever produced whoppers like these? See the quarter next to them for scale! I decided to try Walla Walla onions this year because locals told me they grow well here in our hot, dry climate. I was hoping for some large onions to make onion rings, but I never thought I’d get ...

Scrumptious and Easy Hamburger Buns

Bread brought me to Capper’s Farmer. There I was standing in the check-out line at Tractor Supply and, as most of us do, I was browsing the magazines on the rack. My eyes landed on a copy of GRIT Country Series – Guide to Homemade Bread. I had to have it! I confess that I’m a bread ...

Needle Felting Is a Great Craft

I attended a recent arts and crafts faire near our home where there were a lot of local ladies selling their home made crafts. I had my little framed art doodles and I was happy to sell a couple. Across the aisle from me was a young mom, Tracy Whitney, who had a table full of the most charming ...

Straw Bale Gardens

The Straw Bale Garden in MayBasically a straw bale garden is a bale of straw that has been seasoned by making it wet and letting it “compost” for a few days. This makes the straw a better environment for the plants. I read that wetting and letting the bale “compost” for a week or more ...

Gramma’s Old-Fashioned Twice-Cooked Chicken

When I was a kid a bazillion years ago we would often visit my Gramma Frieda in Illinois. She was born and raised there, a daughter of a prosperous German farmer and married to the son of a Lutheran minister. She was not excessively religious but she was a terrific cook. I have mentioned her ...

Baked Buffalo Chicken Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Change Up Your Chicken DishesBaked Buffalo Chicken1/2 cup real mayonnaise1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into stripsHeat oven to ...

Crafts: Make a Cookie Monster scrapbook layout

SUPPLIES2½ pieces 12x12 yellow gingham paper1 piece 12x12 dark brown cardstock“Beary Patch” Cookie Monster cutout (available online at http://www.stampandscrapcanada.com)PhotosAdhesivesScissors or paper trimmerINSTRUCTIONS* Choose your photos. (You will need 5 that are cropped in on the ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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