Category: Cooking Methods

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… Continue Reading “Making Your Own Homemade Pizza Pies”

Mom’s Shrimp & Grits

It’s usually about this time of the year that I realize that REAL produce isn’t almost in full bloom at the farmers market and I can again experience fresh, local produce.  Yes, I’m kinda a produce “junkie”. Sorry but those cardboard tasting tomatoes in… Continue Reading “Mom’s Shrimp & Grits”

Mushroom Barley Soup

I vowed that in 2013 I would incorporate lots of healthy nutritious foods into my family’s diet.  More whole grains, the least amount of processed foods as possible and many new recipes- and we’ve kept that promise thus far.  I try to think in… Continue Reading “Mushroom Barley Soup”

No-Fail Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings are the truest of comfort foods!  Hearty and filling, this dish will warm you right up on a wintry day. I can remember my Grandmother Hart making this dish at all the family functions and she was known for dropping a… Continue Reading “No-Fail Chicken & Dumplings”

Country Style Chicken and Noodles

I very seldom write down many of my recipes while cooking.  Which leads me to trouble when posting my cooking pieces, as I try in recall each step. What’s I’ve found as a homecook is that the best recipes are those that are thrown… Continue Reading “Country Style Chicken and Noodles”

Dress Up A Cake Mix & Party Planning Tips

I grew up in a family where birthdays were a BIG celebration!  Homemade cake, ice cream, amazing food and a mother who would even wake us up at the crack of dawn beating on a pot with a spoon, singing “Happy Birthday.” As my… Continue Reading “Dress Up A Cake Mix & Party Planning Tips”

Roasted Leg of Lamb…Perfect for Christmas Dinner

To some, Christmas dinner means ham, to others it’s the traditional turkey.  For my family’s Christmas dinner,  it’s normally pork loin or lamb and sometimes brisket, although the occasion pheasant makes an appearance from time to time. I’ve had some friends ask me about… Continue Reading “Roasted Leg of Lamb…Perfect for Christmas Dinner”

Mama Mia, Pizza Ria…Homemade Pizza Crust

Around our house just about everything is homemade- pie crusts and fillings, mac n’ cheese, baby food, lemonade- even the pizza! I was on a recent visit in Dora for an upcoming cooking article when I tasted the very best homemade pizza crust from… Continue Reading “Mama Mia, Pizza Ria…Homemade Pizza Crust”

When Life Throws You Jalapeños, Make Jelly

One special homemade gift my mother and I enjoy making together is Jalapeno Jelly. We always have plenty of Jalapenos from the garden and it seems like we always have to find something to do with them.  Plus, I have this amazing job that… Continue Reading “When Life Throws You Jalapeños, Make Jelly”

Truly Local Pumpkin Pie

Of all the pies around I will say that pumpkin is my all-time favorite. Now, I’m not talking about a pumpkin pie made from canned pumpkin either. Better be fresh or out with the rest! Nothing beats a fresh pumpkin pie, NOTHING.  I’ve had… Continue Reading “Truly Local Pumpkin Pie”

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