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Making Spaghetti Squash for Dessert

By Lenora Larson – We who combine gardening and cooking as collaborative passions continue our quest for the perfect crop. Our specifications are simple. The plant must be easy to grow …

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What’s for Dessert?

By Wanda Pentyon Egg Custard Pie 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups milk 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 unbaked pie shell Preheat oven …

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Stuffed Chicken Galore!

By Habeeb Salloum Stuffed chicken with rice is the most favored way of stuffing chicken in the whole of the Middle East. Various versions of it are prepared in all parts …

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Lazy Man’s Tomato Sauce

By Daniel Strauss, Lockport, New York “Give a difficult job to a lazy man and he’ll find an easier way to do it.” So was the quote from an old issue of Reader’s Digest. …

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

2 cups freshly ground corn. If not ground fine in grinder, place in blender on high to finer grind. It doesn’t have to be a flour consistency. 1 cup freshly …

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Segediener Goulash Recipe

By Eva Schweizer My neighbor, Eva, was born in a part of Eastern Europe that changed nationalities regularly after major wars. In the early 20th century they were part of …

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Hearty Minnesota Fare

By Clara Groenhoff, Minnesota My Norwegian great-grandparents homesteaded the farm where I grew up. I’ve also always been a homesteader at heart. I’ve raised 11 children on a small farm …

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Enjoy Brussels Sprouts all Year Long

By Terri, New Mexico Most people eat Brussels sprouts steamed or boiled like cabbage. I would like to share my own invention that saved me many a meal where I …

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Bread-baking is Becoming a Lost Art

By Jill Cooper We get so many questions about how to make homemade bread, so I thought I would try to answer just a few of them today. Don’t let …

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Making German Bread in Your Home Oven

By Stefanie Making bread is as much an art as it is science. There are many ways to make bread—and I am sure many people have their own favorite way. …

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Heat and Eat on a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

By Gail Reynolds, Missouri – Among the most common of homestead essentials is learning how to cook on the wood-burning cook stove. For most Countryside readers, the ultimate focus of the …

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On to Cuba

By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around the World In the late 1970S, a colleague of mine asked when I told him I was going on a trip to Cuba, …

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Dairy Sheep – Consider Icelandic Sheep

By Susan Mongold – What struck me right away when my first Icelandic sheep lambed were the similarities that these sheep had with dairy goats. I had a commercial goat …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

By Marguerite Chisick – We discovered that Icelandic sheep were our ticket to a more sustainable way of life! It is not uncommon for people who are living in dirty, dangerous, …

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All About Romney Sheep

By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney sheep, which frequent …

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