Breakfast Pizza

Servings: 6 6 slices bacon8 ounces (2 cups) mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 ounce (½ cup) Parmesan cheese, grated4 ounces (½ cup) small-curd cottage ¼ teaspoon… Continue reading

This November 2016 photo shows chicken and vegetable stir fry in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)

Warm up from the cold with chicken stiry-fry

After the holidays, our appetites can go in a couple of different directions. On the one hand, after a steady diet of stuffed birds and… Continue reading

This November 2016 photo shows chicken and vegetable stir fry in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)
Christmas spice cinnamon cloves nutmeg and ginger

Christmas spice cinnamon cloves nutmeg and ginger

The spices of the season include cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. They are fragrant and exotic and anything made with them smells of Christmas. You… Continue reading

Christmas spice cinnamon cloves nutmeg and ginger

Pioneer Potluck: About Alaskan Christmas trees and doggie treats

Year, 1985 to 2016 Christmas trees and Doggie Treats.   For the past few weeks I have been writing about Christmas trees from the time… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Christmas Trees

From the Colorado farm to the Alaskan way of life We have had various types of Christmas trees through the years. Colorado trees are full… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood

Recipe for a happy Christmas found in thrift stores, consignment shops and speciality retailers

There’s a remedy for folks who find shopping for Christmas gifts stressful, especially at this late date. Even if you like hunting for holiday presents,… Continue reading

Make a good first impression with stamped cookies

Buttery and rich, shortbread and sugar cookies are among the most popular of all the holiday cookies of the season. Straightforward and clean, the taste… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About an abducted Christmas tree

Christmas 1979 Anchorage, Alaska Reminiscence of Christmases Past Christmas 1979 was looking very bleak and lonely. Being the youngest child, I was the only one… Continue reading

Nordic-Ware cookie stamps

For best impressions, Nordic Ware suggests making cookie doughs “from scratch” for use with their cast aluminum cookie stamps, an easy task with this being… Continue reading

recipes 12.07

This is the best in the whole world and we make it every year for Christmas and Halloween My sister sure has a good eye… Continue reading

stamped shortbeard

Yield: Approximately 15 (3-inch) cookies1 cup salted butter, softened2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted2 cups all-purpose flourCoarse (sanding) sugar for sprinkling on cookiesCookie paint, optional (recipe… Continue reading

Geo stamped cookies

Yield: About 1½ dozen (3-inch) cookies1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup packed brown sugar (For the purposes of this recipe, I used granulated… Continue reading

Greet the season – with tomatoes and basil dishes

Even as we move deeper into the holiday season, after nearly a week of Thanksgiving leftovers, many of us wouldn’t mind turning the calendar back… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About chopping down the Christmas Tree

Northern Colorado 1940’S This last Sunday, part of a sermon by Craig Fanning, about chopping down a tree for Christmas, was reminder of how we… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: Different styles of fixing, serving food

The continued stories of holidays and the differences between Northern and Southern style of fixing and serving food. Thank you everyone for your comments. This… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
It may appear like a lot of work, but an apple pie that begins with packaged peeled and sliced apples and a store-bought fill and bake crust (upper left), eliminates most of the labor. No matter how you opt to top your apple pie, either with a lattice-cut crust or one simply vented with a few knife cuts, brushing the bottom crust with egg white helps to keep it from becoming soggy. In addition, cooking the filling  (with apple cider or juice, sugar and spices), prevents  a gap from forming between the crust and the filling. The use of a pie shield (right, center) helps keep the edges of the crust from overbrowning before the rest of the crust is baked.

The Kitchen Ade: Holiday desserts as easy as pie

Using ready-made pie crusts, canned pumpkin and peeled and sliced fresh apples can make baking for the holidays “as easy as pie.” And, if you… Continue reading

It may appear like a lot of work, but an apple pie that begins with packaged peeled and sliced apples and a store-bought fill and bake crust (upper left), eliminates most of the labor. No matter how you opt to top your apple pie, either with a lattice-cut crust or one simply vented with a few knife cuts, brushing the bottom crust with egg white helps to keep it from becoming soggy. In addition, cooking the filling  (with apple cider or juice, sugar and spices), prevents  a gap from forming between the crust and the filling. The use of a pie shield (right, center) helps keep the edges of the crust from overbrowning before the rest of the crust is baked.
This October 2016 photo shows a warm Brussels sprouts salad with anchovy vinaigrette in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

I think this is (possibly) the best Brussels sprouts recipe I have ever made. They are roasted and then tossed while still warm with an… Continue reading

This October 2016 photo shows a warm Brussels sprouts salad with anchovy vinaigrette in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)
FILE -This Nov. 9, 2015, photo, shows salmon poached in green salsa and topped with baked chips in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Tomatillo salsa offers fresh approach to poaching salmon

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and… Continue reading

FILE -This Nov. 9, 2015, photo, shows salmon poached in green salsa and topped with baked chips in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Thankful for pumpkin in cheesecake and flan

I’ve made pumpkin pie from scratch – that is, with a filling that’s made with fresh pumpkin. It’s a lot of work and to be… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Olden Days on Farm Cookstoves

I had many comments of the old cook stove that sat in the corner of the old farm house kitchen. In the case of southern… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood