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Pizza perfection

By KAREN K. WILLGRIT MagazineIf you live rurally, you probably haven't "enjoyed" the convenience of home pizza delivery in years. But there's no sense crying over lukewarm, mediocre pie-make your own right at home! Homemade pizza is not only delicious, but it can be an adventure. Deciding on a ...

Kitchen gems

By KAREN KEBGrit MagazineWhen asked about the one item they'd grab on the way out of their burning house, people usually cite the family photo album. For me, it'd be a cookbook. Not just any cookbook, but my Great-Grandmother Pansy Van Loan's handwritten recipes in an aged, olive-green, ...

Homemade bread the easy way

By JEAN PICARDGrit MagazineNothing says "home" like the aroma of fresh baked bread wafting from the oven, and nothing pleases guests or family members like the taste of that bread when it hits the table. Oven fresh bread is difficult to resist, but it doesn't have to be difficult or ...

Warm and cheesy made easy

By SUSAN BELSINGERGrit MagazineA creamy, delicious aroma wafts through the house as a pan is taken from the oven. Family members and guests eagerly tuck in their napkins. The awaited dish couldn't be more humble, or more scrumptious: homemade macaroni and cheese, enhanced with just enough ...

Soups for every occasion

By JEAN TELLERGrit MagazineCool fall days and cold winter nights demand a hot meal on the table, and your family will not be disappointed with the sight of a stockpot or slow cooker full of savory soup, a loaf of homemade bread, a simple side salad, and a freshly baked apple pie for dessert. ...

Candy for Christmas

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comFORT DODGE For Arlyn Goraczowski, spending time in the kitchen is one of his favorite pastimes. But when the Christmas season rolls around, he switches his focus from his usual baking, cooking meals and grilling to making candy.Goraczowski takes his candy ...

Homemade holiday cakes

By JEAN TELLERGrit MagazineThe Christmas holiday season lends itself to all sorts of delicious sweets, and many recipes make an appearance only once a year. Maybe that explains why most cakes we enjoy during the holidays have such decadent ingredients: dates, lots of nuts, and candied ...

Country casseroles

By KELLSEY TRIMBLEGrit MagazineCasseroles have long been appreciated for their simplicity and ability to incorporate several ingredients and food groups into one neatly packaged concoction. Grains, veggies, protein, and more can be thrown together for a quick meal any night of the week.When I ...

Candies: A holiday hit

By JEAN TELLERGrit MagazineDuring my childhood years, Thanksgiving and Christmas were major events at our house. My parents often hosted the holiday dinners that drew relatives from other towns, and at such gatherings, our home was stuffed with people, joy, and laughter.Nowadays, celebrations ...

Party like the Pilgrams

By TONI LELANDGrit MagazineThough our food choices and preparation methods have evolved over the centuries, one thing remains constant: As celebrated by our forebears, the Thanksgiving feast is a time for counting blessings and coming together with loved ones. And wherever family members ...