Tag: Cooking

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…

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…

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