Category Archives: Americana

Split Pea Soup

I think split pea soup tends to get a bad wrap.  It tends to be used in the same sentance as ‘wallpaper paste’.   Split pea soup deserves a second chance.  Why?  Because my husband makes an amazing (but simple) split … Continue reading

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Blue Sage Cornbread Stuffing

I love stuffing, I love how versatile it is.  All stuffing (or dressing) requires is some sort of bread soaked in some sort of liquid until wet and then bake it until the top is crisp again.  It can be … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner

Christmas time is almost upon us, that means another excuse for a great big family meal!  Pretty Bird and I live far away from our families, so it is seldom that we get a chance to host the event, but … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Well, folks.  I don’t think I have much to say about this recipe.  I mean, it’s mashed potatoes.  They are essential.  Everyone has their own preference for how their mashed potatoes are made.  Mine is a little lumpy, skins on, … 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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