Category: Cooking Methods

Spanish Paella

I first had paella when I was visiting my in-laws. My mother-in-law Josefa, orginally from Madrid Spain, had made the traditional Spanish dish for me to try. She loves cooking as much as I do. From Wikipedia: Paella is a typical Valencian rice dish,…

Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Mama Lane’s

When it comes to gift-giving during the holidays I always try and include something unique, handmade and meaningful for the recipient. That could be a batch of my family’s fudge, bath salts, an artisan find made by a local, handmade ornament, favorite bottle of…

Chicken Corn Chowder

A new soup I’ve been working on is my Chicken Corn Chowder. This soup really does the trick on a cold wintry day (like today, as it’s cold and icy) paired along some toasty french bread. This is an easy soup to prepare and…

Cheesy Seafood Dip

Need a quick and easy recipe to impress your holiday guests or a dish to take to an upcoming holiday party?  Look no further than my Cheesy Crab Dip. This is a hot dip I serve with toasted French bread and the best part…you…

Crawfish Pasta

Quick and easy Crawfish Cajun Pasta is a family staple around our house.  Simple ingredients let the crawfish take center stage, so I suggest getting the freshest crawfish tails you can.  The Farmers Market of the Ozarks has a great vendor that provides fresh…

Scrumptious Chocolate Banana Bread

Two things that pair perfectly…chocolate and bananas!  This Chocolate Banana Bread is one of my family’s favorite sweet treats for breakfast, snack time or an after dinner dessert. A trick from my kitchen: I peel and freeze overly ripe banana and store in the…

Honey Apple Salad

It’s apple season in the Ozarks! Orchards all over are offering the tastiest apples on the farm and at the farmers’ market. Here is a simple recipe for a Honey Apple Salad that makes a perfect compliment to a weeknight meal from the grill….

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