Tag: Cooking

Easy Potato Soup

It’s been cold, windy and rainy in the Ozarks and nothing tastes better on a cold night then one of the heartiest meals on the planet…potato soup! My mother always made potato soup when I was a child because it was an easy meal to…

Cooking with Your Kids: Why and Ideas on How

I remember as I child watching my mother in the kitchen…the way she moved with such grace and how she liked to sing or hum her favorite Neil Diamond tune as she prepared dinner.  And then there was Grandma Hart who made magic happen…

Country Style Chicken and Noodles

I very seldom write down many of my recipes while cooking.  Which leads me to trouble when posting my cooking pieces, as I try in recall each step. What’s I’ve found as a homecook is that the best recipes are those that are thrown…

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…

Simple Grape Salad

When it comes to food- I want simplicity. Sometimes we get bogged down by fancy recipes with extravagant spices and ingredients, that we loose the true taste of the food. That’s why I enjoy this recipe so much. It’s my mother’s recipe for a…

Roasted Leg of Lamb…Perfect for Christmas Dinner

To some, Christmas dinner means ham, to others it’s the traditional turkey.  For my family’s Christmas dinner,  it’s normally pork loin or lamb and sometimes brisket, although the occasion pheasant makes an appearance from time to time. I’ve had some friends ask me about…

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Winter has officially arrived in Missouri. It’s during this season that I love to try new recipes for comfort foods like soups, stews, chilis and even things like beef stroganoff- which is what was on the menu recently. I found this recipe right after…

Mama Mia, Pizza Ria…Homemade Pizza Crust

Around our house just about everything is homemade- pie crusts and fillings, mac n’ cheese, baby food, lemonade- even the pizza! I was on a recent visit in Dora for an upcoming cooking article when I tasted the very best homemade pizza crust from…

Holiday Meat Trio

Ever family has its own holiday traditions, from cherished desserts, icing cookies, homemade presents, to even the main dish that is served on the family table.  A tradition at my husband’s family Christmas includes a massive main dish that my mother-in-law has mastered.  My…

HOT Wassail, Get It Here

Christmas time is upon us. Yes, it’s that time of the year already, it amazes me how quickly it comes each year. Time for shopping for our loved ones, holiday baking for our co-workers and neighbors, trimming the tree, plugging in all the lights…

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