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Learning to Eat Well
Prepare to Preserve
Quick Food Preservation

Outfit Your Kitchen
Best Garlic Presses
Best Gifts for Foodies
Best Pressure Canners
Choosing Chip and Dip Sets
Choosing Ice Cube Trays
Choosing Pots
Choosing Soup Ladles
Choosing Wooden Spoons
Cooking Fall Meals
Favorite Books: Fermenting
Favorite Books: Gardening
Favorite Books: The Science of Food
Kitchen Favorites: Canning Cookbooks
Kitchen Favorites: Cereal Bowls
Kitchen Favorites: Cheese Plane
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Kitchen Favorites: Grill Mats
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Kitchen Favorites: Snack Bowls
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Portable Burner Options
Quest for the Perfect Cookware
Toaster vs. Toaster Oven
Slow Cooker vs. Instant Pot
Storing Avocados
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Tips & Tricks
Sending Cookies, With Love
Starter Recipe: Rhubarb Crisp
Baked Rice Pudding
Crepes with Wild Berries and Lemon Cheese
Dutch Babies
Gingerbread Pancakes
Golden Baked Custard
Mushroom-Stuffed Blini
Pear and Goat Cheese Galette
Rhubarb Crisp
Rhubarb–Apple Crisp
Rhubarb–Huckleberry Galette
Scratch-Made Steamed Buns
Buttery Jam-Filled Cupcakes
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Layered Chocolate Pudding Cake
Strawberry Clafouti (Pudding Cake)
Triple Ginger Cake
Very Ginger Cupcakes
Biscotti Master Recipe
Chocolate Rum Balls
Freshly Ground Peanut Butter Cookies
Improv Shortbread Cookies
Oatmeal–Pumpkin Cookies
Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies
Peanut–Ganache Thumbprint Cookies
Pumpkin–Chocolate Cookies
Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Smoky Oatmeal–Cranberry Cookies
Triple Gingersnaps
Vanilla Bean Cookies
Sweet & Savory Pies
Cinnamon-and-Sugar Pie Crust
Deep-Dish Pie Crust
Herb and Cheese Pie Crust
Nearly Perfect Pie Crust
Apple Crumble Pie
Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Pie
Crumble-Top Deep-Dish Apple Pie
Deep-Dish Pumpkin–Rum Pie
Late-Season Tomato Pie
Spring Vegetable Quiche
Quick Breads
Big Berry Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Corn Kernel–Sage Muffins
Double Apple Muffins
Gingerbread Loaf
Harvest Pumpkin Bread
Quick Cranberry Bread
Ratio Quick Bread
Savory Herb Scones
Sour Cream and Cherry Scones
Strawberry Shortcake with Lilac Cream
Yogurt Whey Berry Muffins
Zucchini Sesame Bread
See the Fermenting section for sourdough recipes.



Tips & Tricks
Introduction to Canning
Prepare to Can
Canning My Way
Multibatch Canning
Botulism and Canning Safely
Altitude Adjustments
Canning Classics
Canning It Forward
Introduction to Grilling for Preserving
Kitchen Favorites: Canning Cookbooks
Sweet and Savory: Preserves and Spreads
Under Pressure
Canning Tools for Picklers
Best Pressure Canners
Portable Burners for Canning
Starter Recipes: Pickled Snap Beans
Grandma Tiny’s Chunky Applesauce
Grilled Tomato Pasta Sauce
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Rhubarb–Ginger Syrup
Roasted Raspberry Syrup
Jams & Spreads
Any-Fruit Butter
Any-Fruit Jam with Added Pectin
Any-Fruit Jam without Added Pectin
Apple–Red Onion Marmalade
Apricot–Raspberry–Mint Jam
Fall Marmalade
Pear–Cranberry Jam
Pear–Ginger Marmalade
Rhubarb–Earl Grey Jam
Rhubarb–Orange–Ginger Marmalade
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Sour Cherry Jam
Sweet Pepper Jelly
Tart Berry Jam
Tart Cherry Butter with Chai Spices
Tomato–Apple–Basil Jam
Chutneys & Relishes
Cucumber Relish
Green Tomato Chutney
Grilled Red Onion Relish
Italian Plum–Apple Chutney
Zucchini Relish
Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
Grilled Tomato Chipotle Salsa
Smoky Sour Cherry–Tequila Salsa
Using Canned Goods
Grilled Tomato Bloody Mary Mix
Romesco Sauce
Shrimp and Summer Squash Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce
See the Pickling section for water-bath processed pickles.



Tips & Tricks
Introduction to Dehydrating
Prepare to Dehydrate
Choosing and Storing Herbs
Drying Fresh Herbs
Three Cups of Tea
Starter Recipes: Dried Herbs
Auntie Julie’s Fruit Leather
Basic Granola
Gourmet Granola with Nuts and Fruit
Dried Herbs
Homemade Seaweed Snacks
Italian Seasoning Blend
Marinated Dried Tomatoes
Moroccan-Inspired Mint Tea
Nut-Free Gourmet Granola
Roasted Kale Chips


Dry Storage

Tips & Tricks
Introduction to Dry Storage
Digging into Dried Beans
Finding Flavor
In the Pantry
Season Wrap-up
Starter Recipes: Holiday Spice Blends
Herb-Infused Sugar
Homemade Orange Liqueur (Triple Sec)
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Lilac-Infused Sugar
Salt-Preserved Herbs
Sweet Spice Mix
Using Dry-Stored Goods
Baked Chickpea Snacks
Baked Polenta
Basic Potato Frittata
Brine-Braised Breakfast Potatoes
Carrot–Tofu Filling
Corn and Potato Chowder
Crunchy Baked Lentils
Curried Sweet Potato and Mango
Fresh Mixed-Bean Soup
Homemade Potato Gnocchi
Homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi
Indian-Inspired Sweet-and-Sour Potatoes
Mason Jar Gifts: Mixed-Bean Soup
Pasta with Roasted Pumpkin and Parmesan
Pearl Barley Cereal with Honeyed Nuts
Potato and Lemon Cheese Filling
Potato Bowl with Black Bean Sauté
Potato–Mushroom–Spinach Curry
Pumpkin–Goat Cheese Ravioli with Butter–Nut Sauce
Red Beans and Rice
Red Lentil and Basmati Dosas
Roasted Beets
Roasted Garlic
Immunity-Boosting Garlic Soup
Roasted Vegetables with Tofu and Buckwheat
Russian Kasha
Seasoned Red Beans
Smashed Bean Pasta
Spiced and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Squash–Mushroom Risotto
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Sweet Potato Mashers with Coconut Milk
Tangy Potato Mashers
Thai Squash Curry
Vegetarian Baked Beans



Introduction to Fermenting
Cheese & Other Dairy
Tips & Tricks
Introduction to Fermenting Dairy
Cheese: You Can Do It!
Fresh Homemade Dairy
Making Better Yogurt and Cheese
Weighing in on Whey
Starter Recipes: Cheese and Yogurt
Cultured Buttermilk
Dry-Salted Feta
Fresh Paneer
Homemade Yogurt
Homemade Fromage Blanc
Homemade Sour Cream
Lemon Cheese
Quick Homemade Mozzarella
Ricotta Salata
Whey Sauce
Whole-Milk Ricotta
Fermented Vegetables
Tips & Tricks
Favorite Books: Fermenting
Fall Vegetable Ferments
Fermenting Tools
Starter Recipe: Cookbook Sample
Apfel Sauerkraut
Barely Fermented Carrots
Chinese-Inspired Brined Beans
Cultured Curtido (Cabbage Slaw)
Fermented Dill Pickles
Fermented Tea Pickles
Head-Cabbage Kimchi
Tips & Tricks
Sourdough Starter Care
Sourdough Q&A
Sourdough Excuses
Sticking with Sourdough
The Sourdough Giveaway Experiment
2nd Annual Sourdough Giveaway
3rd Annual Sourdough Giveaway
Sourdough Giveaway: Extended Edition
4th Annual Sourdough Giveaway
5th Annual Sourdough Giveaway
6th Annual Sourdough Giveaway
The Sourdough Giveaway Successes
More Sourdough Giveaway Successes
Starter Recipes: Sourdough Breakfasts
Adaptable Sourdough Crackers
Low-Gluten Sourdough Naan
Overnight Sourdough Pancakes
Pillowy Sourdough Pita
Savory Sourdough Focaccia
Sourdough Bagels
Sourdough Brioche Dough
Sourdough Buns
Sourdough Cabin Bread (double batch)
Sourdough Calzones
Sourdough Ciabatta
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
Sourdough Cookies
Sourdough Empanadas
Sourdough Garlic Knots
Sourdough Pita Chips
Sourdough Pizza Dough
Sourdough Power Waffles
Sourdough Pretzel Bites
Sourdough Rye Bread
Sourdough Waffles
Sourdough–Yogurt Pancakes
Stovetop Sourdough English Muffins
Stuffed and Grilled Breadsticks
Sweet Sourdough Focaccia
Using Fermented Goods
Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
Buttermilk Glaze
Cheesiest Mac and Cheese
Gorgeous Grilled Cheese
Honey–Chili Buttermilk Biscuits
Mashed Potatoes with Yogurt Whey
Paneer Tikka Masala
Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thin-Crust Pizza
Vegetarian Smoked-Beet Reuben
Yogurt-Dill Sauce
Yogurt Pancakes
Yogurt Whey Berry Muffins



Tips & Tricks
Introduction to Freezing
Fruits of Summer
Quick Saves
Starter Recipes: Frozen Cherry Tomatoes
Asparagus Puree
Basil Pesto Base
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Grilled Tomato Pizza Sauce
Herb Butter
Raw-Chickpea Falafel
Red Bell Pepper Puree
Roasted Winter Squash Puree
Scratch-Made Pierogi
Spring Pesto with Pea Shoots
Steam-Blanched Broccoli
Sorbets & Syrups
Cooked Fruit Sorbet
Raw Fruit Sorbet
Rhubarb–Rosemary Sorbet
Watermelon–Mint Sorbet
Freezer-Based Fruit Syrup
Roasted-Fruit Syrup
Roasted Raspberry Syrup
Rhubarb–Rosemary Syrup
Stocks & Soups
Corncob Stock
Homemade Vegetable Stock
Quick Top-to-Root Stock
Shrimp Stock
Vegetable Scrap Stock
Hot and Sour Broth Base
30-Minute Cherry Tomato Soup
Boozy Potato Chowder
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Fresh Improv Soup
Hearty Corn Chowder
Hot and Sour Soup
Italian Broccoli–Pasta Soup
Roasted Squash Puree Soup
Spanish Potato–Garlic Soup
Tomato Juice Soup
Top-to-Root Minestrone
Using Frozen Goods
Baba Ghanouj
Frozen Strawberry Syrup
Grilled Tomatillo Margaritas
Improv Smoothies
Indian-Inspired Shrimp in Yogurt
Pasta That Pops
Rhubarb–Rosemary Rum
Spanish Shrimp in Garlic Oil
Tomato–Basil Mac and Cheese


Fresh Eating

Tips & Tricks
Favorite Books: Gardening
Beating the Heat
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (aka the Garden)
Caring for Cravings
Comfort Foods
Eating Local
Eating Well Outdoors
Flavors of Fall
Garden-Fresh Favorites
Getting Stuffed
Homegrown Hints
Last Bites
A Little Sweetness
No Recipe Required
Obsessively Orange
One Prep, Two Meals
Pantry Power
Planning the Season
Preparing for Holidays
Summer Vegetables
Starter Recipe: Glazed Carrots
Balsamic-Roasted Radishes
Deluxe Mushroom Filling
Fresh Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Fried Green Tomatoes
Garden-Fresh Basil Pesto
Norwegian-Style Gløgg
Gluten-Free Cauliflower-Crust Pizza
Lilac-Infused Cream
Glazed Carrots
Grilled Pepper Pancakes with Goat Cheese
Homemade Pasta
Mediterranean Fish Cakes
Moroccan Shaved and Roasted Carrots
Mushroom Pan Sauce
Orange-Sweetened Marinated Beets
Pan-Fried Tofu
Scallion Pancakes with Chickpea Flour
Scratch-Made Pot Stickers
Small-Batch Hollandaise
Smoked-Beet Sandwiches
Spinach and Herb Frittata
Stuffed Squash Blossoms
Summer Rolls
Three-Egg Omelet
Zucchini–Basil Pancakes
Dips & Salsas
Asian White Bean Dip
Beer–Cheese Dip
Grilled Onion Dip
Herbed-Tomato Dip
Lemon–Tahini Sauce
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Spiced Red Lentil Dip
Spiked Guacamole
Carrot-Top and Herb Salsa
Corn, Bean, and Pepper Salsa
Fresh Green Tomato Salsa
Buckwheat Porridge with Mushrooms and Eggs
Childhood Mac and Cheese
Cinnamon Couscous
Fresh Improv Risotto
Fresh Improv Stir-Fry
Garden Risotto
Last-Minute Shrimp Risotto
Penne with Wilted Arugula
Pour-Over Couscous
Shrimp and Green Vegetable Risotto
Spanish-Inspired Fried Rice
Sunshine Risotto
Vegetable Couscous with Chickpeas and Feta
Salads & Dressings
Arugula–Asparagus Salad
Basic Potato Salad
Couscous Salad with Raw Vegetables
Crunchy Cabbage Salad
Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Asian-Inspired Dressing
Herbed Bean Salad with Fresh Mozzarella
Lemony Radish Salad
Mushroom–Sweet Potato Salad
Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad)
Quick-Pickled Cucumber Salad (Sunomono)
Quick Potato Salad
Roasted Beet and Cheese Salad
Spinach Salad with Cranberry Sauce Dressing
Spring Pasta and Fresh Mozzarella Salad
Three-Bean Salad
Taco Salad
Warm Quinoa and Feta Salad
Warm Spinach–Cranberry Salad
Watermelon–Feta Salad
Best DIY Salad Dressing
Creamy Salad Dressing Base
Vinegary Salad Dressing Base
Asian Salad Dressing
Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing
French Salad Dressing
Russian Salad Dressing
Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
Vegan Roasted Raspberry Vinaigrette
See the Canning section for water-bath processed salsas.


Grilling & Smoking

Tips & Tricks
Grill It, Roast It, Smoke It
Fired Up
Choosing Grilling Vegetables
One Prep, Two Meals: From the Grill
Cookbook Review: Grilling, Hawaiian Style
Starter Recipe: Grilled Corn
Chipotle-Marinated Grilled Shrimp
Cold-Smoked Cheese
Creamy Grilled Bell Pepper Pasta
Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Bell Peppers
Grilled Corn
Grilled Fish Skewers
Grilled Fish Tacos
Grilled Shrimp with Chermoula
Grilled Tofu and Veggies
Marinated and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
North African-Inspired Grilled Fish
Orange-Kissed Grilled Broccoli
Roasted and Smoked Beets
Smoked Cherries
Smoked Chilies
Veggie Shish Kebabs with Garlicy Marinade
Wasabi-Marinated Shrimp
Whiskey-Basted Grilled Salmon



Tips & Tricks
The Complete Guide to Pickling
A Year of Pickles
Prepare to Pickle
Pick a Pickle
Pickling Tools and Hacks
Preserving Onions
Storing Pickles
Starter Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles
Apple-Sweetened Yellow Onions
Asian-Style Pickled Beans
Asparagus Refrigerator Pickles
Better Bread-and-Butter Pickles
Bread-and-Butter Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles
Cucumber-Dill Refrigerator Pickles
Cumin-Spiced Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles
Curried and Pickled Green Tomatoes
Definitely Dilly Beans
Eight-Hour Curtido (Cabbage Slaw)
Fresh Pears with Lemon
Pickled Eggs
Pickled Garlic
Pickled Ginger
Pickled Nasturtium Seeds
Processed Cucumber Dill Pickles
Quick-Pickled Asparagus
Quick-Pickled Beet Snacks
Quick-Pickled Watermelon Rind
Russian-Inspired Pickled Mushrooms
Sweet Vinegar-Pickled Eggs
See the Fermenting section for fermented pickles and the Canning section for relishes and other processed spreads.



Tips & Tricks
Winter Creations
Starter Recipes: Salad Dressings
Basic Shrub Cocktail
Basil Buttercream
Berry Curd
Bourbon-Infused Smoked Cherries
Chive Blossom Vinegar
Chocolate Ganache
Fresh Caramel Sauce
Golden Milk
Gravlax (Salt-Cured Salmon)
Homemade Eggnog
Homemade Harissa
Homemade Tom & Jerry
Home-Smoked Chili Paste
Horseradish Paste
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Swedish-Style Mustard
Lemon and Sugar Glaze
Mega-Mint Mojito
Mint Simple Syrup
Raw-Fruit Shrub
Rhubarb Curd
Sambal Oelek (Chile Paste)
Spicy German-Style Mustard
Watermelon–Basil Shrub
See the Fresh Eating section for salad dressing recipes and the Pickling section for refrigerated pickles.


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