Pioneer Potluck: About cookin’ on a woodstove and the improvements in my 79 years

1937 TO 2016 Cooking on a woodstove is an art you have to learn. You already have the free heat from the stove that keeps… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood

Taking a break from gluten tastes – and looks – delicious

Last week’s column on natural sugar alternatives sparked many requests for ideas for gluten-free baking, especially with the holidays approaching. Baking gluten-free is not as… Continue reading

Low sugar + naturally sweet = ‘groundbaking’ book

In late August, just seven months after the United States Department of Agriculture released new guidelines aimed at reducing the amount of sugar consumed by… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Bob rescuing our black cat named Frack and me calling 911

North Nikiski, Alaska 1990 I certainly hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. The following story is about our black cat named Frack. Her twin sister… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Trick or Treating

On a farm in Northern Colorado 1937 to 1955 and in North Kenai, Alaska 1967 I always smile when I think of Halloween and the… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood

Comfort food for family and friends – pot roast for supper, a Bundt for dessert

For many, comfort food doesn’t get much better than pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Cooked stovetop, it won’t take long for the aroma… Continue reading

Winter squash bizarrely colorful, deliciously earthy and sweet

Winter squash bizarrely colorful, deliciously earthy and sweet

Although technically a fruit (they have seeds and grow on a vine), thick, hard-skinned winter squash are members of the gourd family and are treated… Continue reading

Winter squash bizarrely colorful, deliciously earthy and sweet

Pioneer Potluck: About Reminiscing and Rambling

Growing up on the on a farm 1937 to 1955 I grew up on a farm in northern Colorado. I lived there until I got… Continue reading

Party Hearty with Ribs, Beans and Chocolate Cake

The next time you are asked to contribute a dish for a party, potluck, church supper or some other gathering, the recipes here for ribs,… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About pancakes and moose liver

North Kenai now Nikiski, 1967   Also a tribute to my little, little brother, Jim McClure, October 2, 2016.   Moose liver dredged in flour… Continue reading

Hold the fat when using hamburger for soup

I grew up in a time when fresh parsley garnished everything, so, I use parsley a lot and I always have it on hand. When… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Living to 100 Years of Age

Laura Titera, Charis Assisted Living Kenai, Alaska. 1916 to 2016   We recently had the honor of attending the 100th birthday of a pretty little… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About a Long Time Ago

I had a wonderful conversation by e-mail and Facebook with good friends about how we survived our youth. We saw Tarzan almost naked and Jane… Continue reading

For autumn baking choose a common apple for uncommon results

Now that fall is here, apples not readily seen during the year have become increasingly available, with a fresh crop of the more common apples… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Making Memories

This summer’s memories starting in June. We were blessed with Bobs daughter, Daphene and husband Jeff Goff for a 11 day visit. They also combined… Continue reading

Make candy shop chocolates at home

Make candy shop chocolates at home

Oh, my gosh! It hardly gets funnier than watching Lucy Ricardo and best friend Ethel Mertz working in a candy factory as inept candy wrappers.… Continue reading

Make candy shop chocolates at home

Pioneer Potluck: About ‘Is you w-wwitching today’

October, 1962 Fort Collins, Colorado, Brick house on Smith Street   I was reminded of the following story, when I saw this on Facebook. “If… Continue reading

Baked red fish dish

1 (5 to 6-pound) whole redfish, cleaned and scaled, with head left on ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for brushing on fish1 large onion,… Continue reading

Fish poacher

In the base of a fish poacher (with rack removed), or large stainless steel roasting pan, place the ½ each of the wine, fish stock,… Continue reading

This Aug. 22, 2016 photo shows cantaloupe and watermelon gazpacho in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Gazpacho is refreshing soup

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Gazpacho takes advantage of the wonderful melons that are abundant at this time of year. It’s a refreshing end-of-summer soup and a… Continue reading

This Aug. 22, 2016 photo shows cantaloupe and watermelon gazpacho in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)