An apron, good for wearing when making homemade fried green tomatoes, was found at the Whistle Stop Café (bottom, right) in Juliette, Ga. Juliette, the location for "Fried Green Tomatoes,"  was refurbished for the movie in 1991 to create the fictional town of Whistle Stop. The movie starred Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy (pictured, upper right on movie poster), Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. Find the café at http://www.thewhistlestopcafe.com. Photo credits, right, Jim Conforti.

The Kitchen Ade: Unripened tomatoes star in best fried green tomato dishes

While I truly love “Fried Green Tomatoes,” starring Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, I never visited Juliette, Georgia, where the… Continue reading

An apron, good for wearing when making homemade fried green tomatoes, was found at the Whistle Stop Café (bottom, right) in Juliette, Ga. Juliette, the location for "Fried Green Tomatoes,"  was refurbished for the movie in 1991 to create the fictional town of Whistle Stop. The movie starred Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy (pictured, upper right on movie poster), Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. Find the café at http://www.thewhistlestopcafe.com. Photo credits, right, Jim Conforti.

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000-mile trip

Laird Hot Springs, 10-hour drives and Hell’s Gate Sept. 10, 2000   We gassed up at Swift River at 1:30 and started seeing wildlife, bears,… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
This April 11, 2016 photo shows pasta salad with chicken, green olives and ramp vinaigrette in Concord, N.H. Ramps, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, are one of the first vegetables to appear in farmers markets and on chefs' menus after a winter of tubers and citrus. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

This amazing pasta salad will turn ramp haters into lovers

On the surface, ramps are a lovely harbinger of spring, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, hence part of their mystique (think truffles).They… Continue reading

This April 11, 2016 photo shows pasta salad with chicken, green olives and ramp vinaigrette in Concord, N.H. Ramps, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, are one of the first vegetables to appear in farmers markets and on chefs' menus after a winter of tubers and citrus. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

For May days (and summer days), easy warm weather dishes

From the beginning of May, when many will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5) and Mother’s Day, through Memorial Day at the… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile road trip to the lower 48

The long line of cars pulled in before we did! As we parked, we observed a coffin in the back of the lead pickup. So… Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Strawberry

1 cup vegetable oil½ cup lemon juice6 tablespoons white wine vinegar¼ cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon strawberry preserves2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dry mustardCombine all ingredients in… Continue reading

Baked ham and cheese savory custard

Servings: 63 large eggs1 cup milk1 cup heavy whipping creamFreshly grated nutmegSaltAbout 5½ tablespoons butter, softened1 loaf (about 14 slices) white bread, sliced ½ inch… Continue reading

Rasberry Sherbet

Yield: about 1 quart2 (10-ounce) packages frozen raspberries2/3 cup sugar2 tablespoons light corn syrup2 cups milk*2 tablespoons lemon juiceThaw, purée and strain raspberries. In a… Continue reading

Party Kentucky-style with Burgoo, Strawberries Derby… and Mint Juleps

The website for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, at www.kentuckyderby.com, is a very exciting place. There you will find information about every aspect of the longest… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About remembering olden days

Like the 40s and 50s ! Co-author Dolores Wik Recipes from sister Elaine Oster Remember in the olden days of our youth? The department stores… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: Big bodies of water, whales and bears

North Kenai, now Nikiski, Alaska July 1967 I arrived in Alaska in 1967 with three little kids and three suit cases and a $100 in… Continue reading

Special occasions, think out of the box

On the heels of last week’s exceptional recipe for carrot cake, I hope you’ll forgive me for toying with your sweet tooth once again. In… Continue reading

Vanilla cakes are perfect

Yield: 1 (3-layer) 9-inch cake2¼ cups full fat buttermilk, room temperature1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract3 large eggs1½ cups (3 sticks) salted butter, softened 3 large… Continue reading

Adapted from New Recipes for Good Eating

Yield: Enough icing to fill, frost and decorate 1 (9-inch) 3-layer cake¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons water¾ cup, plus 4½ teaspoons granulated sugar (172 grams)2… Continue reading

reccipes

BROCCOLI-SALMON DINNER’This is so easy and so quick! Plan ahead and have broccoli and salmon on hand. OR go out to the garden and cut… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About little, little brother Jim

Pioneer Potluck: About little, little brother Jim

Colorado Springs, Colorado   I am the oldest of five. My brother John, is my little brother, by one year younger. My little, little brother,… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About little, little brother Jim

14 Carat Cake, with Vanilla Cream-Cheese Frosting

In the 1960’s, small squares of carrot cake, served in little round dishes, was a standard dessert option in cafeterias across the country. Along with… Continue reading

Recipes 4.6

RECIPESFrom Sandy McClure’s Recipe BoxPage 256 of Grannie Annie’s cookin’ At The Homestead.SANDY’S GREEN CHILISometimes I just HAVE to fix this - it is so… Continue reading

14 Carat Cake

Servings: 122 cups flour2 teaspoons baking powder1½ teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons cinnamon4 eggs2 cups sugar1½ cups vegetable oil2 cups grated raw carrots (about… Continue reading