Wine Making Kit

If you’re just starting out making wine at home you’ll likely want to begin with a wine making kit. This makes life so much easier for the beginning hobbyist. There will be no last minute rushes to the wine supply store or ordering express delivery of one or two items that you didn’t think you’d […]

Dill Pickle Recipe

Dill Pickle Recipe: Made In A Crock Did you know dill pickles were supposed to taste this good? I didn’t until the year I decided to try this old-fashioned way of making pickles from the multitude of baby cukes coming up in the garden. My family loves pickles, but refuses to eat the store-bought version. […]

Bread Recipes From GoodByeCityLife

Dear Country Living Friend: Can you take a deep breath and imagine the delicious smell of bread baking in the oven? Or perhaps you have experienced it before when walking by a bakery? Maybe at a friend’s house who was baking bread when you stopped by… OH! And let’s drop the smells for a moment […]

Pickled Beets

I love pickled beets. This is the busy harvest season in my country garden as I write this. That simply means that even though I’ve been in the garden daily, picking off fresh vegetables as they ripen, it’s now time to bring in the early fall produce like beets and zucchini in large quantities. And […]

Old Tyme Apple Butter Recipe

See the apple butter facts for healthy eating (at right) and where to get crocks under the honey pot bear! When apples are plentiful in the fall it seems you can’t find enough things to do with them! Slice and freeze, make jelly, a whole pile of apple pies for harvest get-togethers, but here’s something […]

Easy Bread Recipe

It’s been called the “best free bread recipe on the Internet”. I think it’s just an easy bread recipe that you and your family will love to eat. This recipe was originally published on GoodByeCityLife in 1999. No Knead French Baguette This easy bread recipe makes delicious small crusty loaves. Golden brown on the outside, […]

Chocolate Orange Cookies

The chocolate orange cookies recipe below are now a new favorite on GoodByeCityLife so I hope you’ll give them a shot for your own family, as gifts, or for any event. These cookies were a pleasant surprise in my new recipe experiments and are a crowd pleaser any time of the year. This is not […]

Chai Cookies

If you love the various blended spices in chai teas and lattes, you love these somewhat biscotti, somewhat shortbread, crescent shaped, chai cookies. Not a traditional cookie but one that no one else will be bringing to the church social or Christmas pot luck. Something a little different, and a lot special. The chai cookies […]

Country Cooking Tips

Contrary to popular belief about country cooking not every meal contains a fried food – that’s one of the reason I decided to collect a list of country cooking tips. Most of us eat mainly from our country garden during the summer, from preserves during the fall, and from the freezer during the winter and […]

Chunky Salsa Recipe

Are you ready for a delicious chunky salsa recipe that has won awards? This recipe is a great way to put to use you late summer garden produce and make you feel like you’re eating garden fresh vegetables well into winter. After working, living, surfing, online for 12 years now (it’s true, I haven’t had […]