One of my earliest memories is helping my mom prepare these for a cocktail party.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share my favorite party appetizers—the stuff that gets eaten to the bottom of the bowl, plate, or dish.
Carving pumpkins is fun. At our house, I make pretty ones and my husband specializes in scary ones. (In the past, he has been known to use ketchup as an accessory.)
I’ve been meaning to try to make cheese straws for a while. They are so yummy and crispy. But they seem so fussy and hard to make—and as you know I always try to get to super-simple. Well, these are so simple to make and taste so good, they won’t last until they cool. You […]
It started with a picture I saw in the local paper about making crackers from scratch. I saved it, but then never found it again. But I kept thinking…how do you make crackers? And how would they taste different? So I decided to experiment. It was right before we were having lentil soup for dinner, […]
It’s movie season; all the best movies seem to come out this time of year. Wait, actually, every season is movie season. And I confess, I love buttered popcorn. At the movies. Or rather, during the movie previews…. I want to be all stuffed and buttered before the actual movie starts, so I can concentrate. […]
Last week I was making Easter dinner (wait, I’ll explain!) for a photo shoot for the April Issue of Prevention magazine. They are doing a story on my upcoming book, Organic Manifesto, and wanted a real Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen holiday meal to feature in their pages. So, this being for a spring issue, I […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now