Category: Cooking Methods

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 day paired with toasty french bread and butter.  From what everyone’s saying, this winter is going to be a cold, long one so…

Raspberry Jalapeno Freezer Jelly

Has your garden ever produced so many jalapenos you wondered why you planted four plants for a family of four? When I garden, I go all-out! And plants are like really good potato chips, you can’t just have one. I can’t just plant one…

True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style

We recently returned back from a family vacation to Charleston, SC, where a staple food is Shrimp & Grits; the entire south is called “The Grits Belt,” and every restaurant menu has some version of the historical dish. This simplistic meal is made of…

Mushroom Risotto- Quick and Easy

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  I don’t know if it’s the creamy texture or the variety of flavors you can add, either way risotto is always a winner in my book.  Not sure if my risotto would win over Chef Gordon Ramsey,…

Potage Parmentier “Potato Leek Soup”

Leeks are a vegetable that I have a great love for, but are many times overlooked.  Maybe it’s because they are green, maybe it’s because many consider them like an onion- but I think leeks are a very versatile veggie. From breakfast casseroles, to…

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb is one of my favorite dishes…paired along with a Missouri Norton.  My mother-in-law, who is from Spain, has taught me a lot of things in the kitchen – including paella (which is another favorite in our house), but cooking a…

Making Your Own Homemade Pizza Pies

Around our house just about everything is homemade- pie crusts and fillings, mac n’ cheese, baby food, lemonade- even the pizza! A family friend of ours from Dora, MO., has what I call true homemade pizza!  Marty Uhlmann shared her recipe with me recently…

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