Tag: Cooking

Lemon Spaghetti

Lemon Spaghetti is one of my very favorite pasta dishes to make!  It is a simple dish that can be served as it is or paired with seafood and a good glass of Chardonnay.  1 lemon 12 oz. spaghetti or other long pasta Salt… Continue Reading “Lemon Spaghetti”

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… Continue Reading “Classic Fettuccine Bolognese”

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… Continue Reading “Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon”

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… Continue Reading “Berry Freezer Jam”

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… Continue Reading “Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches”

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… Continue Reading “Watermelon-Cucumber Salad”

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… Continue Reading “Ham, Bean and Cornbread 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… Continue Reading “Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff”

Skip the Can, Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

I grew-up in a home with everything was homemade- including the pumpkin puree used to make Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. We grew our own pumpkins in the garden. My dad always planted heirloom seed and planted a French variety pumpkin that made the BEST pumpkin… Continue Reading “Skip the Can, Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree”

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… Continue Reading “Chicken Corn Chowder”

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