Category: Local Eats

When Life Gives You Basil, Make Pesto

My family’s garden is busting with produce and herbs this season, as we have been fortunate in the Ozarks with plenty of rain. Cantaloupes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, Swiss Chard, pumpkins and a wide array of herbs are just some of the fresh…

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…

In Honor of National Pie Day…Chicken Pot Pie

Happy Pie Day ya’ll!  My husband texted me early this morning to say, “Happy Pie Day…Sugar Pie.”  Love that man, he’s always full of surprises.   If you are looking for a listing of winning pie recipes, check out the American Pie Council website….

Meatloaf Made With Local Love

When I think of meatloaf I’m reminded of that mystery meat served in school lunches.  Remember that stuff that when you walked into your school in the morning you could smell it cooking.  And, that aroma would linger all day long in the halls….

Shrimp & Grits…A Family Favorite

Looking for a great way to warm your soul this winter?  I’ve got the perfect recipe- Shrimp & Grits! This is my mother’s recipe and I don’t think you can improve it one bit.  If you are looking for good shrimp, I happen to…

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Every year I make a casserole for Christmas Eve morning.  It’s a casserole that my mother passed on to me and I’ve adapted it to my own preferences.  Like most casseroles it ‘s simple, but makes a BIG impression on the table because of…

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