Tag: Cooking

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…

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…

Homemade Carrot Cake

My favorite cake has to be carrot cake. I’ve been trying to develop my own recipe that will knock the socks off of any other recipe and I think I have it finally. This cake is great in the morning with a cup of…

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…

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…

Lane’s Top Pie Picks for Winter

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that it’s not pie season in my books.  I think pie should be served at least once a week during the winter months, just to keep our spirits up during the cold and dreary season. That’s why I’ve…

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