Tag: Cooking

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…

Baldwin Spaghetti and Meatballs

My mother’s Spaghetti and Meatballs is a tasty plate of comfort food to my soul!  Simply, fresh ingredients make the dish a true winner in my books. I make homemade bread crumbs and freeze them incorporating a variety of breads from my local farmers…

Quick Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

  One of my family’s favorite soups is Chicken & Gnocchi and I’ve got a recipe that is not only easy to make, but tastes like heaven on a cold wintery day.  This is a rich soup that features chicken, potato gnocchi, fresh spinach,…

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…

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…

Chicken Piccata

One of my favorite dishes is Chicken Piccata…fresh garlic, wine, a little lemon juice and delicious chicken make this dish delectable and worth the process.  (And yes, there is a process…all good food has a process to get to the end.) You must start…

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