Tag: Cooking

Classic Fettuccine Bolognese

I always say that every delicious soup, sauce, stew or braise starts with the “Holy Trinity.” The holy trinity in cooking is simply a combination of three aromatic ingredients (carrots, onions and celery), sautéed together to provide a stable flavor base for other ingredients…

Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Fall in the Ozarks is my favorite time of the year.  Our region boosts an array of fall vegetables like spaghetti squash, eggplants, peppers, acorn and butternut squash, sweet potatoes, bright greens, apples and more!  It’s the perfect time for a visit to the local farmers…

Berry Freezer Jam

Growing up as a farm kid meant good food was always served on our table. My mother preserved food by canning everything from green beans and pickled beets and okra, to jelly, pickles and fruit. Food preservation was a priority to not only save…

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

It’s true.  Most moms today fuel up on caffeine, chaos and probably a few choice cuss words in the morning as they rush to get their littles out the door for school.  As a mom-on-the-go I am always looking for easy ways to feed…

Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Watermelons and cucumbers are two of my favorite things about summer, and they go perfect together!  Seriously…they do.  I am always looking for more ways to get fresh fruits and vegetables on my family’s dinner table and one way I do that is by…

Ham, Bean and Cornbread Meal

If there is one meal that I remember as a child on the farm it was ham and beans! It was a meal my mother would cook-up on cold wintry days that would keep us fed for days. It seemed as though this meal…

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

When the weather turns cool, comfort foods like soups and stews, chicken and dumplings, chili, and my family’s favorite beef stroganoff reappear on our menu.  Something about settling in for the evening with a warm bowl of home cooked food warms the heart and…

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