To Have or Have Not – Pie Crust

This last few weeks I have been giving a lot of thought to pie. Well, more accurately, pie crust. Do you ever find your mind straying to pie crust? Well, mine did! The problem with pie crust is finding a good gluten free recipe for one. Yes, I am aware that the stores sell pre-madeContinue reading “To Have or Have Not – Pie Crust”

What’s Cookin’ for Thanksgiving?

Generally, here in the USA, we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Some of us use this holiday to give thanks for all the blessings that we have. Others use the holiday as a pathway to Christmas. This saddens me, as I think it is important to give thanks andContinue reading “What’s Cookin’ for Thanksgiving?”

Tasty Pulled Pork

Ok. So the picture isn’t of our pulled pork. I forgot to take one! So sorry, but you get the idea. You will need: Large pork shoulder roast (Ours was about 10 pounds!) 1 cup water 1/2 cup dehydrated onion flakes 1 Tablespoon salt 1 cup barbecue sauce (We used Sweet Baby Ray’s! Yummy!) StartContinue reading “Tasty Pulled Pork”

Chicken Ceasar Cutlets

Good evening, everyone! We tried something new for dinner tonight and it was a resounding success. O.k. It was a success. Keep in mind my home is mostly teens, so yeah, but it really was good! Here is what you will need: 5 large boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces (about 4 – 5 lbs. total)Continue reading “Chicken Ceasar Cutlets”

Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn

Ah…Autumn! It is finally starting to cool down here in the Midwest. One sure sign of that is the change in food in our house. Soups, stews, and of course, au gratin potatoes. What are au gratin potatoes? Where do they come from? Au gratin potatoes are an intoxicating blend of cheese and potatoes, bakedContinue reading “Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn”

Yummy Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos. Yummmmm. No, not the tiny store bought cardboard numbers that have more carbs than taste! I’m talking about the ones that I make from scratch (well, ok, I didn’t make the corn tortillas from scratch, but give me a break – I have a life!) in my kitchen with a child helper. They areContinue reading “Yummy Homemade Taquitos”

Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes

I have covered vegan mashed potatoes, but never the original version. So, if you are looking for the creamiest, dreamiest mashed potatoes, look no further. Here they are! You will need: 7 – 8 medium potatoes (I used russet) 6 cups of water 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. granulatedContinue reading “Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes”

Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original

For years, this has been the staple soup in our house. I am not a huge fan of chicken soup, as it was about the only way my father would willingly eat any foul. Chicken was cheap, not to mention we raised them (and butchered them, ourselves) so plentiful. My mother only made roast chickenContinue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original”