Monthly Archives: November 2010

Seasoning Cast Iron

Week after Thanksgiving, time to clean and use up the leftovers.  We’ll start with the cleaning, today How I Clean My Cast Iron!!! Step One (arguably the most fun of all the steps): Dirty the Cast Iron.  There are many … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of the holiday–and the fact that everyone’s busy a-cookin’, here’s a little laugh for you…   We were driving through the mountains when we came upon a herd of elk.     Most likely, some landowner was feeding … Continue reading

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Pie Crust

If there’s one thing that’s sure to impress, it’s telling people that you made your own pie crust.  Today we’re going to share with you Grandma Lucy’s recipe for pie crust.  Now, I know what a lot of you might … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sometimes I get an idea of something I’d like to eat but then I need to figure out the realities of making that dish, which is a lot easier when you’re married to a chef.  Anyway, in this case I … Continue reading

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Green Bean Casserole

This is one of my all time favorite Holiday Treats, Green Bean Casserole!  It’s quick, easy and amazingly complex in flavors, if you make the whole thing from scratch.  Here’s how I like to do it. Take enough Green Beans … Continue reading

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

It’s the Holidays, time for family and food, lots of food.  Now if you’re like us and happen to be fortunate enough to come from the Midwest, nothing says Holidays like Cream of Mushroom soup.  It’s a major ingredient in … Continue reading

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November in the Garden

When do you think this picture was taken?  July?  August?  Nope.  Yesterday!  I haven’t really been out to my garden since we started getting frost regularly.  It has been frosting for at least a month and we’ve had a smattering … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Beef with Beans

This dish is amazingly aromatic.  I cook it in a crock pot started in the morning and by the time I get home for dinner the entire house smells wonderful, like a big beefy hug–it’s the best relaxer after a … Continue reading

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Mushroom Gravy

We have been asked for a good Vegetarian Gravy recipe.  With the holidays upon us, we thought this would be a great idea for a post.  Here is the issue:  There is a difference between gravy and sauce.  A sauce is some … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Puree

This time of year you can’t huck a cat without hitting a pumpkin recipe.  And they all call for canned pumpkin.  This makes me really sad.  What is the point of celebrating fall with pumpkin dishes if you are only … Continue reading

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