In this chock-full-of-recipes cookbook, Martha shares her family and friends' favorite tried-and-true country-cooking recipes. These are the simple dishes with country soul that make your mouth water. They are the church supper recipes that are never out of style and that will become the hand-me-down recipes you pass on to your children and grandchildren. In addition to providing these classic recipes, Martha covers the skills of the country kitchen. From woodstove to microwave, Martha shares tips and techniques for making cheese, preserving food, making sausage, pulling taffy, baking bread and making pies and ice cream. This heirloom cookbook, with old-fashioned and updated country techniques and know-how is as complete as your great-grandmother's pantry!