Creme Brolee French toast

Creme Brolee French toast

1 loaf Challah or Brioche bread, sliced into 1½-inch thick slices1 stick butter, unsalted1 cup packed brown sugar2 tablespoons corn syrup5 eggs, extra large¾ cup… Continue reading

Creme Brolee French toast
The Twibell family, circa 1910. Photo coutresy Ann Berg.

Pioneer Potluck: About our dad’s Kansas ancestors

The Twibell ancestry goes back to Monghan County, Ireland. John Twibell was born in 1760 and died in Montpelier, Indiana in 1853 at the age… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
The Twibell family, circa 1910. Photo coutresy Ann Berg.
When cocoa powder is produced, most of the butterfat is removed; therefore, when substituting cocoa for unsweetened chocolate in cake recipes, the amount of fat called for in the recipe will need to be increased.

Sinfully delicious: Devil’s Food Cake

Devil’s Food Cake, frosted with the requisite puffs of Seven-Minute Frosting, is sinfully good. Fluffy and somewhat airy, Devil’s Food Cake is sometimes called the… Continue reading

When cocoa powder is produced, most of the butterfat is removed; therefore, when substituting cocoa for unsweetened chocolate in cake recipes, the amount of fat called for in the recipe will need to be increased.
This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows carrot hummus with cumin lamb and goat cheese in Concord, NH. Try something creative and different, making hummus from carrots instead of chickpeas. Then top the hummus with seared lamb seasoned with cumin.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Mix up your hummus game with carrot puree topped with lamb

Entertaining should not be about fuss or pomp. I want my focus to be on my company. And on making sure the food packs tons… Continue reading

This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows carrot hummus with cumin lamb and goat cheese in Concord, NH. Try something creative and different, making hummus from carrots instead of chickpeas. Then top the hummus with seared lamb seasoned with cumin.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Feb. 15, 2016 photo shows stovetop roasted broccoli with nutritional yeast in Concord, NH.  This recipe gives you both a new way to season and a speedy way to roast broccoli. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Double-duty take on broccoli – new technique, new ingredient

Of all the trendy/healthy/unusual ingredients I use regularly in my cooking, the one I get questions about most is nutritional yeast (which tastes way better… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2016
  • By MELISSA D'ARABIAN
  • LifeFood
This Feb. 15, 2016 photo shows stovetop roasted broccoli with nutritional yeast in Concord, NH.  This recipe gives you both a new way to season and a speedy way to roast broccoli. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Pioneer Potluck: About Dad, John M. McClure and his Dad, David Thomas McClure, part 2

Born North East of Westfall, Kansas February 15, 1914 Reminiscent from Cousin Jim Nelson, Salina, Kansas. Cousin Jim Nelson has spent his entire life devoted… Continue reading

Beefy, beany stew is warm, simple meal with slow cooker ease

There are two kinds of people — fans of slow-cookers and those who haven’t tried them. I’m definitely the former. I just love my slow-cooker.… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2016
  • By MELISSA D'ARABIAN
  • LifeFood

chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes

Servings: 82 (2 ½- to 3-pound) whole chickens, giblets removedSalt and fresh ground pepper2 slices prosciutto, optional (see ingredient note following recipe)2 cloves minced garlic1… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day – from appetizer to dessert

Last month, when offering recipes from Cook’s Country “Cook It In Cast Iron: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for the One Pan That Does It All,” by the… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About dad

Born: February 15, 1914 to 1983 From Kansas to Northern Colorado   Dads birthday is the 15th of February. He was born in Kansas. He… Continue reading

Caramelized Onion, pear and bacon tart

Servings: 8 to 10Why this recipe worksA cast-iron skillet retains heat like a pizza stone with the functionality of a skillet, making it the perfect… Continue reading

recipes

RECIPESMEXI-CHICKIE POT PIEOil or butter a 8 inch pie plate and line it with a large flour tortillaIn a bowl mix:2 cups cooked chicken, turkey… Continue reading

skillet brownies

Servings: 8¾ cup flour (measure the flour by spooning it into a measuring cup, the leveling off with the flat end of a knife)½ cup… Continue reading

steaks with herb butter

Servings: 4Why this recipe worksPan-searing a thick-cut steak presents a real challenge: How do you keep the perimeter from overcooking while the center of the… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About pets, part 2

Pioneer Potluck: About pets, part 2

We had lots of animals on the farm, including pigs, chickens, cats and dogs. Dad had a Water Spaniel named “Pup” - all our animals… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About pets, part 2

King cake is royal Mardi Gras fare

The tradition of eating King Cake lasts throughout the Carnival season, from the feast of the Epiphany (the 12th day after Christmas), until Mardi Gras… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About pets in my life

Pioneer Potluck: About pets in my life

On the farm Northern Colorado 1937 Animals have been a big part of my life. Dogs, cats, cattle, horses, pigs, chickens and a couple of… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About pets in my life

Adaptable, dependable, durable: Cast-iron skillets made to do it all

Along with a collection of over 120 brilliantly photographed mouthwatering recipes, readers of Cook’s Country “Cook It In Cast Iron: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for the One… Continue reading

Baked Ziti

Baked ziti, a hearty combination of pasta, tomato sauce and gooey cheese, can be time-consuming and fussy, between making the sauce, boiling the pasta and… Continue reading

Classic Pizza Dough/No-cook pizza

Makes 1 poundThis recipe can be easily doubled.2 cups (11 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons bread flour1 1/8 teaspoons instant or rapid-rise yeast¾ teaspoon salt1 tablespoons… Continue reading