Try something new, or new-to-you

Try something new, or new-to-you

Some days, we are short on time. And, on others, we could use a little help coming up with a fresh idea for dinner. On… Continue reading

Try something new, or new-to-you

Pioneer Potluck: About Arleigh My Hero

About 1991 or ‘92 North Nikiski, Alaska The summer of the rain and more rain. This is a request for a repeat. Gladly! We had… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Uncle Guy and Biscuits

At the farm in northern Colorado 1940s and 50s   Dad loved Mom’s biscuits, but Uncle Guy loved them even more. The unwritten, unspoken code… Continue reading

Decked-out for Easter

The best-dressed cookies will be wearing pastels this spring. In seasonal pink, green, yellow, lavender and robin’s egg blue, M&M’s candies are ideal for transforming… Continue reading

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RECIPESMOMS GOOD BISCUITSI never mastered the art of making biscuits or dumpling. I prefer to open a can of biscuits. Mom always served biscuits with… Continue reading

Cookies with Peanut M&Ms

Yield: About 3½ dozen cookies¾ cup King Arthur All-Purpose Flour (dip measuring cup into flour, then level with the flat end of a knife) ½… Continue reading

Splash of color

Press several of the M&M’s candies onto each cookie. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet… Continue reading

White chocolae chip macadamia nut dookies with milk-chocolate m&ms

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies2½ cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour (dip measuring cup into flour, then level with the flat end of a knife1 teaspoon… Continue reading

Pot pies are full-of-flavor fare

Pot pies are beautiful to look at and extremely tasty to eat. With St. Patrick’s Day here, a beef pot pie, comprised of a favorite… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Uncle Guy

Pioneer Potluck: About Uncle Guy

Following the grain harvest from Oklahoma to Montana. Approx, 1950 Uncle Guy lived with us off and on for several years. When the first grain combines came… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Uncle Guy

Pioneer Potluck: Gail’s green dress

St. Patrick’s, 1964 Poudre Canyon, Colorado   We moved to Poudre Canyon in the spring of 1964. We had all summer to get settled and… Continue reading

The right stuff for Lent

For the faithful who observe the Lenten season by refraining from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Fridays, keeping meals interesting on the… Continue reading

Recipes 3.9

RECIPES 3.9IRRESISTIBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIESMy good friend Shirley De Vault gave me this excellent recipe to put in a cookbook I wrote in 2001,“Grannie Annie’s Cookin’… Continue reading

Microwave eggplants

For best results, microwave eggplants one at a time. They will take about 6 minutes each to cook, so when making three eggplants allow sufficient… Continue reading

Bakes seafood with stuffed eggplants

Eggplant stuffed with crab and shrimp is especially toothsome, but feel free to use any combination of seafood when preparing this tasty Lenten dish. Servings:… Continue reading

A good place to stay awhile

A good place to stay awhile

You might think a coffee-table size cookbook, replete with “simple, soulful recipes” and stories by respected author Pat Branning, enough of an enticement to make… Continue reading

A good place to stay awhile

Pioneer Potluck: About St. Patrick’s day

On the farm in Northern Colorado and in Alaska. Our Dad was very proud to be Irish. My Mom carried the Irish tradition in our… Continue reading

Carolina-Style deviled Crab

Carolina-Style deviled Crab

1 cup finely chopped celery1 green pepper, finely chopped1 cup finely sliced green onion½ cup chopped parsley2 pounds claw crabmeat3 cups coarsely crushed cracker crumbs,… Continue reading

Carolina-Style deviled Crab
Brown Sugar bacon party bites

Brown Sugar bacon party bites

8 slices thick-cut bacon3 tablespoons maple syrupFreshly ground black pepper¼ cup grated mild cheddar½ cup grated Gruyère¼ cup grated Parmesan¼ cup mayonnaise2 scallions, trimmed and… Continue reading

Brown Sugar bacon party bites

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RECIPESSorry! I do not have a recipe for the Cabbage Bellies, or Patches or Kraut Burok, as it is a “science” to how much bread… Continue reading