Food & Recipes

Christmas Toffee
Photo by Dianna Troyer

Filling Holiday Wish Lists with Toffee

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With painstaking precision, Hymas stirrs a steaming, bubbling mixture of sugar, butter, water, and corn syrup in a pressure cooker to make another 8-pound batch of toffee, a two-hour labor of love. Every October, he begins filling orders for his popular Christmas gift.

Fermented dill pickles, Idaho Senior Independent

Fermented Dill Pickles vs. Vinegar Dill Pickles

by STEVE HEIKKILA. Sour pickles. Brine pickles. New York deli kosher dill pickles. The old-fashioned dill pickles your grandparents used to fish out of a big barrel down at the general store. What do these pickles have in common? They’re lacto-fermented dill pickles.

Ainsworth Hot Springs, Idaho Senior Independent

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort


Beautiful scenery with an incredible hot pool, unusual yet outstanding restaurant, and clean motel rooms—what more can anyone wish for in a short vacation trip north of the border?