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)
This July 2016 photo shows cherry tomatoes with burrata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata

If you want to end the summer with a bang and be reminded how the best and simplest ingredients produce the most magical results, then… Continue reading

This July 2016 photo shows cherry tomatoes with burrata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)

Aromatic, flavorful and ready in minutes

A dish full of steamed Thai-Style Mussels and Clams is a little deceiving. For the uninitiated, it appears to be a lot of work and… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About a pig

Boulder Point, Gails Homestead, About 1988 Nikiski, Alaska   “How in the world are you going to haul a pig?” One of my friends asked… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About fishing

Fishing, camping, traveling, visitors and mosquitoes You are truly an Alaskan if you smell like mosquito repellent and fish in the summer. Or campfire smoke and… Continue reading

Peaches and nectarines: Ripe for the taking – and baking

Besides good looks and great color, fresh peaches need to smell like a peach and yield a little to gentle pressure. If they possess those… Continue reading

Rainbow carrots

Servings: 41 pound rainbow carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced into uniform size pieces3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoon honeySea saltMinced fresh herbs, such as parsley or… Continue reading

Marinade

To make an herb pocket: Place a few fresh herb sprigs under the skin of the chicken by forming a “pocket.” To make the pocket,… Continue reading

Roasted Lime Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts

Servings: 44 chicken breasts, rib portion, with skin4 to 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced½ cup olive oil½ cup lime juice¼ cup lemon juice¼ cup… Continue reading

Lime herb Marinated Chicken Breasts and Honey Roasted Rainboe carrots

Marinating chicken breasts can make them moist and succulent rather than dry and barely palatable. The marinade used in the recipe for Roasted Lime-Herb Marinated… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About fishing in the olden days

1967 To 1972 North Kenai Now North Nikiski, Alaska I cannot help but to think back on the year I came to Alaska with my… Continue reading