Soup's on and we're serving up some truly tasty recipes for your Countryside kitchen.
Winter can be stressful to the body. The main growing seasons are done, and fewer winter crops are available for seasonal eating. You can help your body stay warm and be healthier by incorporating certain foods into your meal plans. Check out these 5 foods (with recipe suggestions) to nourish yourself and your family this season.
Making heirloom recipes from scratch like donuts is enjoying a resurgence today. And learning how to make homemade donuts is right up there with the best of them. Learn how to make donuts from scratch, and you'll never go back to store-bought again. As far as tasting, the cook gets the first donut that's glazed. Yes, you get the honor of giving the first two thumbs up!
Shakshuka. "All mixed up." A perfect meaning of a North African/Middle Eastern combo of poached eggs, tomatoes, onions, spices, and cheese. That's because shakshuka is adaptable to just about any ingredients on hand. If you have tomatoes and eggs, you've got the base for an easy and really delicious meal for any time of day!
"I have fond memories of making lefse at my grandma's house back in the early to mid-1950s. Grandma would gather wood to get her wood-burning cookstove really hot. On the top of her cookstove is where the lefse was fried. It was so good and to add to the goodness, Grandma churned her own butter. Oh, what delicious memories," shares author Becky Pederson. Find her recipe below and start your own tradition!
What a gift an apple tree is to a homestead! The apple itself is such a versatile fruit, which can be preserved in so many ways as a beverage, a sweet or savory sauce, a jam, a butter, a whole fruit, a pie filling, a dried chip, a fruit leather… the list goes on and on! Find a recipe for crock pot apple butter below plus some of the many ways it can be used.
Holidays are a time to give thanks for our abundant blessings, and to remember it's not just about the food, but who shares it with you. So try not to stress about having everything perfect. The recipes below for perfect roast turkey, do-ahead mashed potatoes, and the best do-ahead gravy you'll ever make will free up valuable time. And what cook doesn't cherish that?
Like fruitcake, there's no middle ground when it comes to voicing one's opinion about the taste of eggnog. Some folks relish the creamy concoction with great anticipation during the holidays, while others would rather pour it into the nearest poinsettia plant. If you enjoy it, check out our recipe plus recipes that use eggnog.
Crème brûlée with burnt sugar "crust." Don't let the fancy name fool you. Learning how to make crème brûlée is surprisingly easy. Impressive with its shiny crackling sugar top shielding the silky custard underneath, crème brûlée is the perfect dessert. It can, and should, be made ahead, saving you precious time.