Below are a few vintage cooking and baking resources that I have found useful along the way. This page will include links to helpful websites and other kitchen helps, gadgets, and specialty ingredients.
Cooks Illustrated – My favorite cooking magazine of all time. Each recipe is thoroughly tested and if you follow the directions exactly you will have the same fabulous results as they show in the photos.
I also love how detailed they get into what they actually did to test the recipes.
If you are a fly by the seat of your pants type of cook adding a pinch of this and that, this is NOT the magazine for you.
If instead you follow instructions exactly, the recipes in this magazine will turn out great for you. Along with a print edition, it is also available for iPad, Kindle, Nook, and iPhone. Read more about it here.
Paleo Recipe Cookbook – Finally a diet designed by nature for optimal health. Get over 350 recipes with photos so you never run out of meal options. Available for all mobile devices too. Click here.
Favorite Perennials – Learn about growing your favorite perennials and Hostas in a zone 4 cold weather climate. Find out which flowers and hosta grow best in this area, planting techniques, winter hardiness, prepping soil and more.
Grapevine Log Cabins – Grapevine Log Cabins is a Sparta, Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Inn with three private log cabins nestled in a pine setting on a dairy farm in the heart of Wisconsin’s Coulee Region. They have queen log beds, modern bathrooms, fireplaces, air conditioning, a loft with twin beds. Furnished with homemade quilts, comfortable chairs, microwave and refrigerator.