Kitchen Creativity Giveaway

It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the house, and that is certainly true on the homestead. I have recipes for seasonal eating woven throughout Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) for this very reason. Whether it’s cooking frugal, delicious dinners, or serving simple fruits and vegetables attractively, this giveaway will have something fun for any cook!

(See the other five awesome giveaway packs here)

The prizes of the Kitchen Creativity Giveaway include: 

Best Basic Cheesemaking Kit - $44.88 – One of the best kits on the market, this cheesemaking kit will have everything you need to create gourmet cheeses in your very own kitchen. Whether you raise your own dairy animals or not, you can make delicious cheese from milk as needed and relearn an ancient homestead skill.

Villeroy and Boch Garden Serving Bowl - $98.25 – Stunning in it’s amazing floral design, this serving bowl is perfect for highlighting the beauty of your backyard produce. Large enough for a family-sized salad or other side-dish, the garden-inspired artwork is a beautiful touch to any table.

All You Magazine Subscription + $50 value Kitchenwares Gift Basket – All You magazine features frugal savings, delicious recipe options that are family friendly, and with this gift basket subscription set you’ll receive kitchen items like spatula, measuring cups, and other needed items to get your foodie in gear.

To enter to win this amazing collection of prizes use the rafflecopter form below. Entries will stop at 8pm Central Time Zone and winners announced during the live launch party on Backyard Farming’s Facebook Page. You do not have to be present to win but the party will go from 7:30-8:30 CST and will include Q&A as well as giveaway announcements!
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Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    I really want to try cheesemaking, but I would also like to expand my canning recipes and bread recipes.

  2. Deb Russell says:

    Cheese making …. a new adventure!

  3. This year, I really want to get creative with bulk/once a month cooking. I think it would minimize waste and really keep us eating good, whole foods.

  4. Teri Melton says:

    I want to make simple fresh cheese. I also want to get better at no knead bread.

  5. KATIE says:

    I’d really like to perfect my bread baking skills and actually make my own sourdough bread. Cheesemaking sounds fun and I still need to try making my own yogurt.

  6. Heather says:

    I am interested in using more of the food we grow in the garden and some simple new recipes might be just the thing to get us going. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  7. Chantel Poisel says:

    I want to learn cheese making!

  8. Amber says:

    I would love to try cheese making, we eat a lot of cheese here!

  9. melanie S says:

    I make mozzerella, feta, cottage and riccotta cheese!

  10. I’d love to learn how to make more desserts. It’s a weakness of mine so it sure would cut down on costs!

  11. deb says:

    I want to learn to make my own cheese and how to dry/use herbs

  12. Carrie says:

    We’ve just started making our own sausage from deer meat! I also want to do more freezer meals for the busy nights.

  13. alix says:

    I love making herbal concoctions. I would love to learn how to do cake decorating.

  14. Karen says:

    I’ve been looking at cheese making kits just this week. I would really like to try to make my own cheese.

  15. Yvonne says:

    We plan on perfecting our homemade cheeses and making them well enough to feel comfortable giving them for gifts next year.

  16. I am focusing a lot on fermenting right now. I have so much to learn.

  17. Carly says:

    yogurt and cheesemaking!

  18. Kimberly N says:

    This year, I want to learn how to cook more recipes with beans and lentils and start making my own pasta! I already do our own bread. :)

  19. Maggie Henry says:

    I have always wanted to learn to make my own cheese!

  20. EMBER says:

    I really want to do two things. One, not be afraid to make my own cheese and two, use my bulk foods to make creative dishes!

  21. erica says:

    I would like to learn about more sauces!

  22. Kayla H says:

    I’m hoping to learn to can and preserve as well as bake my own bread! :)

  23. Susan says:

    We have done some cheese making at home in the past and plan on starting up again this winter. Anything to inspire us would be of great help!

  24. Catherine Smith says:

    I would love to learn how to make and preserve cheeses for my family’s food storage. We keep a large supply of food, but cheese has been one of the hardest/most expensive things for us to keep.

  25. robyne says:

    i want to get back to making cheese now that i have an awesome cellar to age it in and to make acorn flour

  26. cindy tessier says:

    i would love to try my hand at cheesemaking….i have learned how to make my own probiotic yogurt and it would be awesome to make my own cheese as well.

  27. craig says:

    My Bourbon Baked Beans with my own BBQ sauce used in it!

  28. Patti keil says:

    I would like to try breadmaking.

  29. Mary Hardwick says:

    I’m a Sandra Lee type . . . I can take any recipe and make it my own.

  30. Sarah says:

    I make a lot of herbal remedies, I would like to make cheese and kombucha, and grow oyster mushrooms. I want to get into canning and dehydrating foods.

  31. rassd71 says:

    For ‘creativity’? I’d say it’s about trying new things and for that… the internet is my favourite thing!

    As for what I want to learn, more preservation methods. Ways to enjoy the gardens bounty year round!

  32. bobby sue jabat says:

    this would be great for me cause i have goats and want so bad to learn how to make cheese!!!! this would get me started in the right direction!!!

  33. Kristi says:

    I would like to learn to make cheese and to master yeast breads in my high altitude area.

  34. Jason says:

    I would like to learn how to make my own organic cheeses or make my own soap.

  35. Jessica S says:

    I would love to learn to make cheese and I plan to expand my canning.

  36. Debi Brinsfield says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheese! Also, want to learn how to do some canning.

  37. Vikki Becker says:

    I’d like to learn to can something other than pickles, so far that’s all I’ve made

  38. bobby sue jabat says:

    did i say how MUCH i want to win this set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Rhonda says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheese, soap and really good yeast breads.

  40. Laura says:

    Cheese making sounds perfect! Never tried it as of yet but I am game!

  41. I want to learn to pressure can for canning meats. I also want to learn how to make yogurt and cheese using raw goat’s milk.

  42. Heather w says:

    I love making my own homemade bread! Nothing compares to a hot fresh loaf out of the oven with a homemade dinner! Ive always wanted to learn how to make cheese but have no idea how to even get started on that!

  43. De Peaslee says:

    OMG!! I’ve been wanting to learn how to make cheese. This would be just the push I’ld need.

  44. karisb says:

    Resurrect make-ahead meals, once-a-month cooking concept. Did it years ago (during pregnancies to prepare for the arrival of a new little one), but it has been a long time and I think it would simplify things now with teens, sports, business, ministry activities (and some health challenges) that keep our schedules busy. I like the idea of preparing a bunch ahead. I always loved the feeling of a freezer full of great homemade meals at the ready.

  45. Donnetta says:

    I just learned to make my own raw apple cider vinegar this year and I would love to learn to make my own cheese.

  46. Tammy says:

    freeze-dry vegetables

  47. Jeanna says:

    This was my first year canning. I want to learn cheesemaking, dehydrating, and more bread making. I am always looking for new canning recipes.

  48. Laura Mc says:

    I’d love to learn cheese making…. I love to make breads and I like to throw things together with what I have on hand. I’ve “winged” a lot of different meals that my family has loved – gives us new meals to add to the list of things we make for dinner (ok “we” is really I) ;)

  49. Russell says:

    Love making my own cheese. Fresh garden salads are another favorite of mine and my family.

  50. Katy Emanuel says:

    Would love to try making my own cheese. We make our own breads and my favourite is our Christmas bread. I love baking anything and we do most of our cooking from scratch so we do enjoy trying some new recipes. Also like making our own pasta.

  51. Jodi Campbell says:

    This is the next step in our self-reliance plan!!!

  52. Sherry H says:

    I want to learn to use spices better.

  53. Sally Sullivan says:

    I want to learn how to make my own cheeses I love cheese

  54. Christine Heller says:

    I will be learning how to garden and can this coming year. Any help is awesome LOL

  55. Melanie says:

    I have been seeing a lot of cheese making on Pintrest and it has made me really want to give it a try

  56. Crystal says:

    I’m gluten-intolerant, dairy-free, and spectacularly allergic to cashews (a really common ingredient in recipes for non-dairy cheese products). I HAVE to get creative to work around that. Today I tweaked a gluten-free summer fruit bake so that it turned into a spiced apple raisin pudding with a bourbon vanilla sauce that was delicious. It turned out PERFECTLY. It turned out better than many fruited spice cakes or bread puddings made with conventional ingredients.

  57. Robynn Faughnan says:

    Can by pressure cooker! Doesn’t seem like much but I’ve never done it. I’m kind of scared to.

  58. Julie G. says:

    I would love to learn cheese making. I learned so much this year like canning vegetables baking bread and wine making. I have been looking at different ways to make fresh, all natural raw cheese and butter and can’t wait to try my hand at it.

  59. Amber says:

    We are looking to get milk goats and make our own cheese and butter.

  60. ElizA says:

    I would love to make cheese!

  61. RACHAEL MC says:

    I am interesting in starting cheesemaking and fermenting foods this year in my kitchen.

  62. Rob Wolfe says:

    I want to learn how to make cheese or flavored butter.

  63. Alan Riggs says:

    Would love to learn some of the old ways of doing things for myself. Hopefully on my own land that I hope to get soon.

  64. Tara Jewell Case says:

    Cheesemaking, pasta, bread and rolls.

  65. cutter says:

    I’m not a big cheese fan, but my wife loves them all. I’ve been looking at making her some Goat Cheese (1 of her faves) because it looks like a pretty straight forward and easy procedure. I’d love some guidance. This could be the ticket to get me started.

  66. Camille says:

    My most experimental cooking has been with different kinds of breadmaking, and I’ve been venturing into cheesemaking with classes but haven’t had the nerve (or time!) to do it in my own kitchen yet.

  67. shanyn says:

    I would like to learn how to preserve more of my harvest and how to preserve/dry/use all of my herbs. I am planning a salsa, tea and herb garden this year for this learning experience!

  68. Yvette says:

    I want to learn how to make more cultured foods.

  69. Angela Anthony says:

    I would love to start making my own cheese and butter.

  70. Erik says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheese since I love to eat it! Also canning.

  71. chantelle says:

    This year I have started making most of my family’s food from scratch. Breads, jams, crackers, sauces. I try to use only whole and natural organic ingredients. I am very interested in making cheese, yogurt and butter at home too.

  72. Jenevra says:

    I have just tried making soap. I would love to try more of that. I also love making recipes that I have made before and almost know by heart. It is a great feeling to walk in and make something without having to consult a book every time.

  73. i want to learn how to make home made cheeses

  74. I want to learn to make my own yogurt

  75. lisa says:

    its all about the cheese!!

  76. sarah says:

    I would love to learn how to make more of my own food from scratch like more canning, making cheese, etc.

  77. Joy M. says:

    I want to learn how to make bread and pasta

  78. Laura Dietrick says:

    Cheese is wonderful

  79. Theresa says:

    Would love to learn to make homemade pasta. I already have a pasta maker just haven’t been brave enough to start using it.

  80. Mary Lajoie says:

    This year I learned how to make assorted chocolates

  81. martha carlisle says:

    I would love to learn to make cheese and to use a pressure cooker more confidently.

  82. Krisaunbdra Weening says:

    I have always tried to live as self sustainable a life as is realistic, which became much more difficult after I was given an unexpected turn in life as a result of being hit by a driver who was on their cell phone, then left on the road to potentially die… despite this I have managed to continue to embrace as independent a life as is possible by doing things such as creating raised beds so I can still continue gardening and growing most of my own food. It has meant many changes besides raised beds to garden, such as my greenhouse having the shelves lowered, a root cellar that is now handicap accessible, and our wood heated home altered with a chute so the wood can go directly from the storage area right to a bin next to the wood stove downstairs. As I continue to adjust, the next alteration is changing the height of our kitchen counters and making the appliances more accessible so I can hopefully return to preserving my food again. As part of that I have been exploring the idea of learning to make cheese, something I was interested in learning long before my life was given this unexpected jump off the original rails I had been on prior. Winning this kit, or the book would be a great inspiration as I continue to adjust the world around me to meet my new limitations without compromising on a lifestyle I am totally dedicated to.

  83. Heather cornwell says:

    I love to cook just about anything but especially enjoy making soups and stews

  84. monika says:

    I would love to learn how to make delicious, non-bulletproof pastry.

  85. Alyssa says:

    Good luck!

  86. Sarah D says:

    I want to learn some GOOD gluten free recipes for desserts and such. I have a few stand-by recipes, but I’m getting bored with my rut and I’d love some creativity!

  87. Erica spears says:

    I’ve tried cheese making before but the results were not up to par! HELP!!!

  88. juliette says:

    I would love to learn to make cheese

  89. Katrisha Langberg says:

    I have been wanting to get into cheese making.

  90. Lisa says:

    My favourite thing to do in the kitchen is make a yummy fresh gluten free bread that the gluten eaters in my house love! I would love to learn how to make quiche!

  91. Dawn R says:

    I have been wanting to learn how to make cheese and yogurt. I have just haven’t made the time to figure out how. It would be awesome to win.

  92. Kim R says:

    Cheese!!! My next project is Parmesan…

  93. Amy says:

    I have vowed to conquer pie crusts this winter.

  94. Eva says:

    My favorite thing to make in my kitchen is butter. I use raw cream from my Jersey cow and the blender. It is so simple but it took a friend giving me a hands on lesson before I braved doing it in my own kitchen. She also showed me how to make cheese, its just not as easy as butter. :)

  95. MCali says:

    I love making appetizers for parties or family gatherings. I play with all types of things and learning to make my own flavored cheeses would be a huge hit!

  96. Kristi Rice says:

    Feta cheesemaking. We will be getting goats soon for milk..Im excited to try this venture!!

  97. sharon says:

    I want to make more organic and whole foods meals, breads , and cheeses.

  98. Darrell S says:

    I would love to be able to make cheese and expand my value added skill set

  99. Diana says:

    I would like to learn how to dehydrate foods for storage.

  100. Jaime says:

    I’m liking the idea of cheesemaking!

  101. Rhonda says:

    I want to learn about cheese making!

  102. Cálaeb Temple says:

    i want to learn to make authentic gnocchi.

  103. Jean W says:

    Homemade bread.

  104. erica solis says:

    I would love to learn how to make soft cheese!

  105. Rebecca says:

    I have learned how to make mozzarella and ricotta. Now I want to venture into making hard cheeses!

  106. Alice says:

    I want to learn how to make cheese! Now that my babies are older, I have the hands free to actually try it out :)

  107. Kathy says:

    I really want to learn to garden and cook with my own herbs.

  108. Michelle says:

    I am always amazed at how cheese and butter are made. I think having a sheep farm would be a wonderful endeavor.

  109. Thor says:

    Grind flour and make homemade bread.

  110. michele says:

    would love to make cheese for the houseful of mice i have lol

  111. Barbara M. says:

    I would love to learn to make goatsmilk cheese.

  112. Jennifer B. says:

    My favorite creative recipe is my no-tomato sauces for my dh, who is highly allergic to tomatoes.
    These is the pasta sauce and the picante sauce. You cannot tell the difference from real tomato based products. :) I’m working on a no-tomato barbeque sauce right now.

  113. Meredith says:

    I cook all the time, cobblers are my go to dessert and I love cooking food from around the world, we have very ecclectic taste buds here! We are getting goats this spring and I’m really looking forward to learning to make cheese, and have homemade yogurt and soaps!

  114. Laurie Eads says:

    I have thought about looking into making cheese and am excited about this contest– this next year will hopefully be the year I can mark that accomplishment off my list!

  115. Krystal says:

    I would like to learn how to make cheese. And I can be most creative when it comes to leftovers in the fridge/skillet suppers! :)

  116. Melody says:

    Working on sourdough starters and perfecting them.

  117. Denise in NJ says:

    One of my favorite things to make is yogurt because if I mess it up I can usually just continue on to make yogurt cheese. I’d love to learn how to make mozzarella cheese and also some hard cheese.

  118. Gina says:

    I am looking to learn to make yogurt.

  119. Katie says:

    I want to make GOOD bread. The brick like thing I made last week doesn’t count…

  120. Roland says:

    I would like to learn how to make my own cream cheese and/or Havarti.

  121. STEPHANIE says:

    I want to learn more about making food staples such as bread, cheese, and yogurt.

  122. Dee Jarvis says:

    more canning & preserving

  123. Melody Carpenter says:

    I Would like learn how to keep up sourdough and make everything with it.

  124. Connie says:

    I’d like to learn how to can meat.

  125. morgan says:

    More preservation and more cheese making

  126. Stephanie says:

    I would realy like to learn how to make yogurt and other dairy items such as cheese, cream cheese, etc.

  127. Kate says:

    I would like to learn to make fermented pickles and saurkraut.

  128. Lisa H says:

    I’d like to improve my bread making skills.

  129. Granny Wanda says:

    I love to make breads and desserts

  130. CW says:

    I’d like to learn how to make sourdough bread.

  131. theresa says:

    cheese!

  132. HILARY says:

    I would like to perfect the art of school lunch/snack packing. :)

  133. Rebekah says:

    I want to learn to make cheese. I’ve been wanting to do it for several years now.

  134. I always make Kombucha…it is a must have! I would love to dapple in cheese making!

  135. I would LOVE to learn to make cheese for my family!!! I know they would love for me to learn too.:D Thank you for a chance to win!

  136. Deborah Nurnberg says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheeses, especially goat milk cheese.

  137. Larissa says:

    I’ve made cheese in the past, but really don’t know how to do it well…so I’d like to sharpen those skills!

  138. Abbey says:

    I want to learn about fermenting foods and also pressure canning. I love to try healthy new recipes.

  139. Bread is definitely the kitchen focus this year – gluten free, good wholesome bread…my family is looking forward to it too!!

  140. Maria d. says:

    I would LOVE to make some cheese in the kitchen…

  141. cindy says:

    I am teaching myself how to make the things we normally buy :-)

  142. Holly says:

    I want to learn to make yogurt.

  143. Laura says:

    I want to learn how to make cheese. We eat a lot of it, and it’s expensive.

  144. Karolyn says:

    I want to learn to make bagels or cheese this year.

  145. This would be great, I milk my dairy goat everyday and use her milk for all kinds of stuff. I wanted to learn to make goat cheese!

  146. Rachel D says:

    I would love to be able to make my own cheese, and have been looking for information on that, so this is PERFECT! Thank you for the opportunity :)

  147. Joy says:

    Better food preservation

  148. Jenn says:

    Cheesemaking is another avenue I wish to pursue in our quest for self sufficiency :)

  149. Lois says:

    Since we enjoy many different cheeses, I should attempt making one or so.

  150. Tamara says:

    We do a mean refrigerator dill, but I would like to master hot preserving.

  151. Stephanie s says:

    This year I want to learn to make my own pie crust. I know it seems simple, but each time I’ve tried, I’ve failed miserably and always resort to store bought.

  152. charly says:

    I am amazed!

  153. Deidre says:

    I want to learn basic stuff, like how to make a salad (preferably one my kids will eat.)

  154. Jamie Stroupe says:

    I would love to learn to make yogurt without carageenan!

  155. Brad says:

    My wife would love this.

  156. Ruth says:

    Cheesemaking and sauerkraut are things I have so enjoyed making this year.

  157. Dessa R says:

    I would like to learn how to make sourdough bread and keep it alive this year. I am trying to soak my grains and ferment more foods, so it seems like a good way to do both!

  158. Chelsea Wipf says:

    I would like to get more comfortable with lactofermentation and making herbal remedies.

  159. lydia says:

    favourite recipe is a breakfast cookie, want to try making my own bread next.

  160. Mare simonar-Dykes says:

    More dehydrating techniques & recipes, as well as creating homemade pre-packaged foods like soup mixes, desert mixes that are all strictly healthy home raised products.

  161. Gina says:

    This year I’d like to make all our personal care products and our beeswax candles. Also, I have some great ideas for unusual herbal ice-cream flavors, but I haven’t tested them out yet. :)

  162. Lorrie says:

    I’d love to try the cheese making kit.

  163. Katrina says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheese this next year.

  164. Dana kroh says:

    I LOVE baking and cake decorating.

  165. Christy says:

    Thanks to a Groupon, hubby and I are taking a cheese making class next month, but I’d love to be able to do it at home! I’ve done yogurt many times, but it doesn’t always turn out.

  166. Shirley N says:

    Would love to make my own cheese and yogurt.

  167. Darcy says:

    I want to have better success making cheese and learn more about fermentation.

  168. Kim says:

    That bowl is absolutely gorgeous!!! To answer the question, I have been wanting for some time now to learn to make cheese. I want to start with the easier soft cheeses, I’ve watched some video how-tos on those. If that’s successful I want to graduate to sharper, harder cheeses. It’s been a long time since I’ve tried something new in the kitchen and I’m excited about learning to make cheese.

  169. JONI says:

    I’m going to try making yogurt this week and would really like to try cheese-making!

  170. Mary says:

    Just started making Kombucha, would like to learn to make raw milk yogurt.

  171. Audrey says:

    I need to learn how to can, and I know it’s super easy, but I REALLY need to start making strawberry freezer jam.

  172. Mary Jane says:

    I would love to make my own cheese!

  173. BRENDA says:

    I want to learn meals in a jar…

  174. I like soups for creativity… Lots of opportunities to mix things up and change it up. :) I like desserts too- mostly cause they are fun to eat and since we make them the real food way- they are good for us and I don’t feel at all guilty! :)

  175. cheryl says:

    kombucha is next on my list

  176. I would like to learn to make hard cheese

  177. TracY says:

    I’d love to learn to make cheese.

  178. Carrie Elsass says:

    I would love learn to make cheese and kefir.

  179. Jen says:

    I made my own ricotta cheese. I didn’t even know I liked ricotta cheese until I made it myself! I want to try making noodles next.

  180. Heidi says:

    I’ve been wanting to try cheese making and home fermentation, but I’m still chicken…

  181. Melanie B says:

    I am just learning to make cheese, this is prefect :) I attempted a 30-minute mozzarella last Sunday, and lets just say I need some practice!

  182. Deborah says:

    It seems like we all want to learn cheesemaking…I might as well make it unanimous!!!!

  183. Teresa says:

    I enjoy making anything from scratch, but I think that my chicken enchilada casserole is my favorite (it was the first meal I made for my husband before we got married)

  184. Brittany says:

    I would love to try more cheese making!

  185. chelle says:

    would love to learn cheese making and meals in a jar

  186. Kathy says:

    I’d love to learn how to make cheese and yogurt. I know, yogurt isn’t all that hard, but I’ve still not tried it yet!

  187. Samantha Allen says:

    I’d love to learn to make goat cheese! It is our favorite!

  188. LindaW says:

    I feel most creative when I am not following recipes, or when I am modifying them to fit our families likes/dislikes or what’s on hand at the moment. Last year’s Whatchagot Jam (tip of the hat to Patrick F. MacManus, my brother’s favorite author) was a BIG hit with the extended fam. Homemade granola bars are fun, since we throw in whatever “stuff” is handy. Eggrolls, the way we do them, are also something like that – whatever little bits are handy. Oh, great. Now I’m getting hungry…

  189. Lisa says:

    I want to do some lacto-fermenting!

  190. Jen Mc says:

    I would like to work with sourdough more

  191. Heather N. says:

    We milk goats and make a lot of different cheeses, but I would like to find a recipe for a good cottage cheese

  192. Tina says:

    I really want to try cheese making with my kids. :)

  193. wilene says:

    oh man how neat would that be to make my own cheese id start doing that for christmas gifts hahah :)

  194. Lori says:

    yogurt

  195. Kari says:

    This year I want to learn how to use locally available ingredients to cook more ethnic foods from around the world. There are so many amazing cuisines out there and I’ve been inspired by Sasha over at Global Table Adventure. So here’s to learning new recipes, trying new foods and being inspired by the globe!

  196. Maryalene says:

    I’d like to do more freezer cooking in 2013.

  197. Cynthia says:

    I would love to learn cheesemaking.

  198. Kate B. says:

    We’ve enjoyed making our own yogurt, but cheesemaking is at the top of our list for future experiments!

  199. Angela Klein says:

    There is a lot I want to learn this year! I just got a dehydrator, so I want to learn a lot of raw food type stuff. Also I want to start juicing, and I do want to ferment my own vegetables and also I just got a sourdough starter I need to learn how to do. I would love to learn to do my own Kombucha!

  200. Jodee Kraft says:

    I would love to learn to make cheese!!!! and Butter!!!!!!

  201. Mechele Johnson says:

    I want to learn how to can meat! I have always been scared to, but I need to get over that and just do it!

  202. wALLI says:

    I am looking forward to learning how to make lots of different kinds of cheeses.

  203. barbara Behringer says:

    I want to learn to make my own cheese and preserve meat. I already preserve fruits and veggies but never tried to tackle meats.

  204. A grain-free crust that can be used for a wide variety of dishes.

  205. Lisa says:

    I would love to become better at baking my own bread!

  206. Mischele says:

    I would really love to try cheesemaking and sausage making. The only time I tried cheese it was a very nasty mess. And I have not tried sausage yet.

  207. Denise Whisenhunt says:

    We had made cheese for the first time a few weeks ago and everyone loved it. Would love to get more involved so we can make more organic cheese.

  208. Mellissa says:

    I would like to try making goat milk yogurt and cheese

  209. Stacy says:

    My favorite recipe for kitchen creativity is salads. I love trying new herbs and foraged plants in them.

  210. Margueritte Hillman says:

    I have made fresh cheese and butter. I’d like to do more.

  211. Marion Fulls says:

    Love to learn how to make cheese also want to know learn how to can

  212. Beth Ann Schad says:

    I enjoy trying different styles of food: Asian, American, traditional, Mexican, etc. One thing I would like to learn is cheese.

  213. Christine says:

    I make my own bread now but I would love to learn how to make cheese and to can my garden’s produce!

  214. Cat says:

    The only thing I haven’t done yet in the kitchen is cheese making. I make yogurt, can, do my own charcutrie and butcher my own game, preserve foods, bake and homebrew.

  215. carri says:

    This year I am bound and determined to learn to use my pressure canner!

  216. Dianne says:

    I love making fresh cheese. Would like to get better at breadmaking.

  217. Bonita says:

    I love making homemade butter with my 12 year old daughter, and creating new recipes with her. I would love to learn to make my own cheese and teach her how to as well!

  218. Darla Shannon says:

    I like to make kim chi.

  219. Laura B says:

    Cheese, yogurt, etc would be awesome. But I also need to get our garden finally started.

  220. Debra Viola says:

    Cheese is such a versatile, nutritious food, can make any meal taste better, can be served in a main course, appetizer, sauce, on top of apple pie, in afruit basket, late night snack in an omelet for breakfast, don’t forget strattas. Well, you get the idea. Cheese-glorious cheese. Love it.

  221. Heather says:

    I want to learn how to get rid of our processed food addiction and start eating REAL FOOD!! I have lived a pre-packaged, fast paced, convinience driven life and I have no idea how to cook or how to propperly nourish my family and meet our nutritional needs. I want to learn how to cook and preserve real, natural foods. I’d also love to learn to make my own bread from scratch.

  222. Shelley says:

    I want to take the time to cook & enjoy the foods that I grow more often.

  223. katrina miller says:

    I would love to learn how to make all natural root beer. I would also like to make my first cheddar cheese (I make cream cheese, and mozzarella as well as ricotta currently.)

  224. Jeanette says:

    I love messing around with jam recipes and mixing fruits that you would otherwise not put together. Chocolate Bannana is Great!!!

  225. auntie bell says:

    I really have been looking at cheese making !! this would be awesome !

  226. emily says:

    I would LOVE to learn how to make cheese!

  227. Carrie russell says:

    I can make simple cheese, but don’t have a press. I would love to learn to make pressed cheeses!

  228. Christi says:

    Cheesemaking is my one thing I want to learn this year, hoping to start after the first of the year.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Christi

  229. setapartgirl2012 says:

    I would love to make cheese i have access to raw goats milk from lovely amish neighbor. have used the milk in soaps and now would love to make cheese for hubby. wonderful giveaway!

  230. I want to learn to ferment veggies.

  231. Kathy T says:

    We got our first milk cow this summer and I have tried making cheese a few times but I am hoping to perfect it this year.

  232. Shannon alexander says:

    I would love to learn how to can veggies

  233. Katie says:

    I enjoy coming up with new recipes all the time and cooking with what I have on hand. I hav

  234. Robin O says:

    I really want to learn to make a good pie crust this year!
    I have not yet mastered the art of pie crusts.

  235. Mindie says:

    As a family we are really interested in trying to make cheese so this giveaway came at a great time!

  236. Heidi B says:

    Hard to pick one favorite! I would say yogurt in the crock pot because it’s so easy and so good! Here’s my favorite recipe:

    Crock-pot Yogurt
    Ingredients:
    8 cups whole milk
    4 tablespoons yogurt

    Directions:
    Add milk to slow cooker and turn on low. Cook for 2-1/2 hours.
    Unplug slow cooker and let sit for 3 hours.
    After the 3 hours, scoop out 1 cup milk and whisk with yogurt in a separate bowl. Pour back into slow cooker and stir to combine.
    Leave your slow cooker unplugged and wrap it in a heavy towel to keep the heat in. Let it sit undisturbed for at least 8 hours.
    After 8 hours, you should have yogurt!
    yield: 8 cups yogurt
    source: easyhomemade.net

  237. Kristen says:

    I would love to learn more about fermented foods.

  238. Cheryl S says:

    I’d like to be more creative on freezing meals. I’d like to keep learning about fermenting, cheese making and culturing.

  239. Tina MartiN says:

    Would love to learn about making cheese & yogurt & do more canning this year :)

  240. Maureen says:

    I want to leanr how to use my knives more effectively and efficiently to make better and more uniform cuts for my canned and dried fruits and veggies.

  241. Chris Shari Alligood says:

    I am wanting to learn how to can jam & jellies this year

  242. Ashlea H says:

    I want to learn canning.

  243. I’ve always wanted to make my own mozarella cheese!

  244. Nancy Miller says:

    I love to bake bread. I would love to learn more about cheese-making.

  245. Corine Logan says:

    I don’t know that I have a favorite recipe for creativity, but I do love to just create new recipes with what I have on hand. Sometimes it works, sometimes we order takeout. ;O

  246. Reagan says:

    My hubby says my next project needs to be cheese making.

  247. AnnDenee says:

    I totally live in my kitchen. The best thing I could do for myself is move my soft, cushy chair out there!

  248. KRISTINA says:

    I would love to learn how to make our own cheese.

  249. sARAH says:

    I want to really master the art of making our own bread! And cheese :)

  250. Becky Wulff says:

    I’d love to find an easy peasy, gluten free bread recipe! I just learned how to make Kombucha!

  251. NinaC says:

    I really enjoy making sour dough items. Id love to learn cheese making and fermentation this year. So intriguing.

  252. Dustin says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  253. I love making homemade pizza. You can be so creative with toppings!

  254. Sadie says:

    I want to learn to make yogurt.

  255. Michael says:

    My favorite ‘recipe’ foir kitchen creativity is necessity: “What do I have, and how do I make it into a meal?”

  256. Julie C says:

    I am really enjoying this season of life as I am learning all kinds of new skills. This next year I would like to make my own tallow for soap making as well as try to make new kinds of cheeses.

    Julie

  257. jessica says:

    I want to learn to do sourdough and dehydrate.

  258. jennifer says:

    homemade yogurt and granola

  259. Brittany says:

    I would love to learn to do some more canning this year. My freezer is too full!

  260. linda says:

    I want to learn how to can food. Gotta be self sufficient!

  261. June Smith says:

    Would love to make my own cheese

  262. charlie zicolillo says:

    Iam tring it this year .

  263. Kelli E. says:

    I want to learn how to dehydrate meat and preserve all the food that I grow!

  264. Joanne Tinder says:

    I want to make my own cheese

  265. ashley says:

    I would LOVE to be able to make my own cheese :)

  266. Sharlene May says:

    I want to try making homemade pasta & cottage cheese like my grandmother used to make

  267. amy s says:

    I really want to learn to make water kefir this year. I already do milk kefir.

  268. Nancy says:

    I want to learn how to make grain-free sandwich bread (that actually tastes good)!

  269. jolie says:

    Who can ever have enough kitchen appliances or tools to give or keep? Thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful items!

  270. Chris says:

    I really want to learn how to make cheese.

  271. rebecca says:

    Cheese! I want to make cheese! :)

  272. Alexis says:

    I LOVE taking old and original recipes and making my own twist with them, most times it works out but other not so good. BUT you will never know if you don’t ever try!

  273. Jennifer Pond says:

    I am super excited to learn to can this year. We just moved to a place with 20 acres and I am gonna plant my first garden in the spring.

  274. Megan says:

    I would love to learn to dehydrate food, we were recently given a dehydrator and I’ve got lots of things to try.

  275. Liberty bOBLETT says:

    I want to learn how to make bread and also learn more about canning. We did sweet pickles this past summer, but would to do other vegetables as well!

  276. Vickie says:

    I would like to try cheesemaking, improve my dehydrating skills and continue to incorporate more whole foods into our diet.

  277. Make more grain free dishes

  278. ingrid says:

    Making cheese sounds pretty fun. I would like to make blue cheese

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  280. Susan says:

    Canning and cheese making are two things I want to try this upcoming year.

  281. Salome says:

    I love to make soups and cheese making is next on my list.

  282. Wendy Clark says:

    I would like to try homemade bread. Yum!

  283. david says:

    I would like to learn fermentation, ie kimchee, wine etc. I would like try to cure meats too..

  284. Natalie Comeau says:

    Cheese is a few of my favourite things!

  285. Rebecca L. says:

    I would love to learn how to make bread.

  286. Mer says:

    This year I’d like to learn more about canning and food preservation. The extent of my knowledge is making jam, so I just didn’t know what to do with all the extras from the garden this past year.

  287. Beth says:

    I want to learn to make cheese and be able to eat more naturally.

  288. Tracey Roberts says:

    So far, my favorite creative kitchen recipe is raw cream cheese. Love the way this turns out, and how easy it is! In the future, I want to do more cheeses – mozzarella and cheddar!

  289. Jennifer McLaughlin says:

    This year I want to learn how to preserve vegetables I am planning on growing.

  290. Lisa M. says:

    I’d LOVE to learn how to make cheese!

  291. My new favorite creative kitchen idea has been culturing buttermilk. I can’t believe how easy it is. I would love to experiment more with cheesemaking. I would especially love to try mozzarella.

  292. Jenny says:

    Very anxious to learn cheesemaking! The bowl is beautiful too.

  293. christine weideman says:

    I want to learn how to make cottage cheese!

  294. Caitlin Blaine says:

    I love making pasta dishes. They are easy and fun to interpret in different ways. I would love to learn more recipes incorporating legumes though!

  295. Jennifer says:

    I am currently obsessed with fermenting, but have yet to try cheesemaking. I would love to take that on.

  296. Jes says:

    I’d like to learn to make kefir.

  297. ceci groce says:

    I really really wanna win this!!!

  298. Suzi says:

    I don’t follow many recipes, but I love combining fresh picked greens with cumin, tumeric, and coriander!

  299. Donika says:

    I want to learn how to make cheese.

  300. Kelly Falcone says:

    I want to learn how to make an angle food cake

  301. kat says:

    I recently had a huge success making a seafood soup from stuff I had lying around: homemade seafood broth, talapia, chorizo, corn, bell peppers, mushrooms, seaweed, chicken, & cream of mushroom soup.

  302. Jessica says:

    I have goats and have not perfected my cheesemaking yet, I need help.

  303. Jeff says:

    Have been wanting to give cheese making a try.

  304. Benjamin says:

    I would like to learn many new functional food recipes!

  305. Sarah R says:

    My favorite way to be creative in the kitchen is with bread. I pull out the flour and milk and add in whatever I have on hand. Dried fruits and nuts, cheese and Italian seasoning, oatmeal, cinnamon and sugar, overripe bananas, applesauce, cooked sausage and bacon, whatever sounds good. Usually works just great. Once or twice I had a fail, but then the birds got a treat. Thanks for the giveaway!

  306. Amber says:

    Cheese making looks like fun. I would like to generally explore dairy. Yogurt, kefer, cheese, butter….

  307. dawne nuri says:

    It took me six years to figure out how to grow a garden and i am just as determined to make cheese! Yum :)

  308. Thom says:

    Cheese making… I had no idea you could make your own… what a wonderful way to top a pizza!

  309. Jen says:

    I like making soups, nice thick hearty soups :)

  310. Denise says:

    Have always wanted to try cheese making. Please !

  311. Deanna says:

    I want to perfect my pressure canning and cheesemaking skills this year!

  312. Carlye says:

    I have been reading about making cheese and yogurt for years, but have been too intimidated to actually try it.

  313. Lori Scott says:

    I would like to learn to make different types of cheese!! So this prize package would be totally awesome!!

  314. Kari says:

    I want to learn to make goat cheese. I just got two Nigerian mini goats. Once of them is pregnant, and the other will be bred when she is full grown, so I have a few months to learn before we have milk.

  315. Pat says:

    I have made yogurt before and would love to learn how to make really good cheddar. Sounds yummy.

  316. Martha says:

    I am most creative with bread because it is so difficult to mess up.

  317. Alex says:

    I love making my own pizzas with fresh goodies from my garden. I would really like to put homemade cheese on them too!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  318. jULINA says:

    I would like to bake a decent loaf of whole wheat bread! :)

  319. kbfarm says:

    My favorite is anything Italian. I want to learn to make cheese!

  320. monica says:

    Want to learn how to make cheese, jam and to can. — I’m a newbie and there is so much I want to do and so little time for it all.

  321. Lisa Cox says:

    I would love to learn how to make jams and jellies and can some of the things from my garden.

  322. sarah says:

    My favorite recipe for kitchen creativity is “everything soup” where you put together whatever you have on hand to make soup.

  323. tiffany says:

    I just want to learn to cook more. One time a year or so ago, I decided I want to make a bean soup. I never really cooked anything like that before, or anything in general. So I searched bean soup recipes on line and then made up my own recipe through all those I’ve read. My dad loves it. And I can make a cheesy pumpkin and bean soup, delicious. I want to learn so much on how to make anything to eat from nothing so I can eat when there isn’t much to eat.

  324. Michelle R. says:

    I’d LOVE to learn how to make cheese. My friend has a cow so I can get fresh milk too. YUM!

  325. Shane hoyer says:

    I would love to try cheese making

  326. esp says:

    I would love to learn some basic cheesemaking this year!

  327. Carla Barnes says:

    I’m another aspiring cheesemaker! :)

  328. Marianne says:

    Cheesemaking would be a neat skill to learn. I’m making my own kefir now and love to learn new things! It’s a shame the old ways are forgotten to us!

  329. Rebecca says:

    For creativity…I made candied lemon peels recently and that was quite a task, but they turned out great! I would love to try to make homemade sauerkraut.

  330. Rhonda R says:

    I finally managed to grow my own scoby and now I am going to learn how to make Kombucha. I would also like to learn how to make sourdough bread from my own sprouted wheat flour.

  331. Diana says:

    Someday.. I hope to have a couple of mini Jerseys. I love making fresh cottage cheese and would love to learn how to make some of the hard aged cheeses.

  332. Julie says:

    to water bath can green beans

  333. Gail E says:

    I want to learn cheese making this coming year.

  334. Carmelita Orr says:

    I am looking forward to making cheese for my family!

  335. Amy C. says:

    I would really like to learn to make cheese …Earlier this year I purchased goats and sheep…as well as learning to make soap.. Trying to get them bread…

  336. Cyndi says:

    My new thing is canning… thats what I’m learning this year… LOvE iT

  337. Jenny says:

    Excited to see the cheese set!

  338. Donna says:

    I’d like to learn more on cheesemaking.

  339. Diane says:

    This year, I’d like to learn how to make cheese from our goat’s milk. I’ve done it with cow’s milk before but even that wasn’t what you’d call a success.

  340. Lloyd Sizemore says:

    Years ago I lived in I Illinois and rented a farm house. The owner raised sheep and goats and I learned about making cheese from him. Now I am starting my own farm I want to do that again and this kit would help inspire me.

  341. Jessica says:

    I am always looking out for new recipes, I love variety!

  342. Sandee says:

    Really want to start doing cheesemaking, but currently my favorite creative thing in the kitchen is soup. It’s awesome, almost impossible to screw up, and never the same twice.

  343. I started making cheese last year, and am hoping to learn more about it next year!

  344. sharon says:

    I am interested in learning fermenting this year.

  345. Kelly T says:

    Well this sort of relates to teh canning giveaway as well, but I want to learn to can SO BADLY!! I am scared to try it on my own, but I have no one near me that does it that I can watch or help.

  346. War13usaf says:

    Yogurts

  347. Marcia says:

    I used to make cheese until I lost all my supplies. I would love to due this again.

  348. Amy Arnold says:

    I want to learn how to make cheese!

  349. Rosalyn says:

    I’ve already made homemade yogurt, and want to try stracchino (a mild Italian soft cheese) as my first homemade cheese.

  350. Alyssa says:

    Just purchased a pressure canner and embarking on that learning journey.

  351. Pamela says:

    I’d like to make cheese and yogurt.

  352. I have been trying to make more things from scratch lately. Yogurt and cheese are on my list!

  353. Tina McElhattan says:

    I love cheese it, it would be cool to learn to make my own and know what is in it.

  354. Kat Wishard says:

    I would like to try to make cheese from non traditional “milk”.

  355. RhondA says:

    I want to make sourdough bread and mozzarella cheese this year.

  356. Michelle c says:

    I want to stop being intimidated by yeast and dough and feel more comfortable baking bread in my kitchen.

  357. Katie says:

    I am just getting started trying to make more things at home. The one thing I am most excited about is trying my hand at making bread =)

  358. My daughter and I have wanted to teach ourselves to make cheese so this would be perfect!

  359. Jennifer m says:

    I want to learn more about lactofermenting.

  360. john fausey says:

    i want to learn more about breads without use the bread machine we love fresh bread

  361. Jessie says:

    Want to win!!!

  362. joy fausey says:

    I picked up Saffron for an awesome price recent& have been trying my hand at adding alil bit to just about everything I cook. (omelets, pancakes, stuffed inside the steak, for steak dinners..ect) I love trying new things. Give me a recipe & I’ll try to make it perfect at least 3 times before moving on to something harder.

  363. Becki Depew says:

    I want to relearn how to be a scratch cook and get away from processed, pre packaged “foods”. My parents use to make a cheese when I was a child. But I was too busy being a child to learn. :(

  364. trinity h says:

    I want to learn to make different cheese other than ricotta and I want to learn to can

  365. Stephanie says:

    I like the creativity I can have while making ferments.

  366. Mary says:

    Want to learn cheese making and start canning

  367. Alexandrea says:

    Brushetta is my favorite. Lots of fresh garden goodness and happy chopping.

  368. Stefanee Gonzales says:

    My goat is growing up fast and will be ready for kids soon, so I am eager to learn to make cheese. This was the whole reason for getting a goat, for the fresh milk.

  369. Making cheese would be really neat!

  370. Leslie says:

    I really want to learn to make cheese! WE are fortunate to have local dairy/milk available so I would love to give it try!

  371. Amanda j says:

    I’m a big fan of hotdishes, casseroles and crockpot recipes. I also like cooking meats. I’m terrible at side dishes, so maybe I’ll work on that this year!

  372. V says:

    I’ve been making soft cheeses for a while and it is so easy. I cannot wait to learn how to make hard cheese.

  373. RACHEL TILLY says:

    Make cheese and bake more breads

  374. Jenny Havens says:

    I love cooking in general. Right now I am learning how to make water kefir!

  375. Monica says:

    I love make raw yogurt and butter, but would LOVE to experiement with cheesemaking!

  376. Alena M says:

    I want to improve my knife skills and learn how to can meat and fish

  377. Connie Schultz says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheese.

  378. Amanda says:

    I want to learn to make sourdough.

  379. tammy Gnagy says:

    Making cheese and canning

  380. Amanda Selenke says:

    canning and cheese making!

  381. Billie Yates says:

    I would love to learn to ferment this year! So good for the belly!

  382. My favorite canvas in the kitchen is beans. I love being able to say that we had beans every day of the week and not one day was the same! We can travel the world with beans…chili beans from pintos , red beans with rice, lentils in a masala from central Africa, lima beans and corn tonight–succotash!

  383. Juliana says:

    The favorites things I’ve learned recently are how to make my own yogurt and sourdough bread.

  384. Chelbie Marczewski says:

    I want to learn cheese making this year :)

  385. hannah says:

    cheese is my favorite thing to eat (i would love to be able to make it ! )

  386. Lauren D says:

    I really want to make cheese, other than ricotta, and “from scratch” ravioli using all real food items.

  387. Glenn says:

    I make a homemade pizza from fresh basil, tomatoes, and I make my own dough, but I’m just missing one part of the equation: I’ve never been able to tell my guests that I made the cheese too!

  388. Kyla Johnson says:

    I would like to learn more about soaking grains and making cheese.

  389. Todd Wilkinson says:

    I think that cheese making would be a great new skill to learn!

  390. brian doty says:

    We have planned on adding goats to our homestead and the cheese kit would be put to good use

  391. Carrie E. says:

    I have dairy goats and would love to learn to make cheese :)

  392. Allison says:

    I’d like to learn to make bread.

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