Pioneer Potluck: About the American and Alaskan Flag

1989 to now North Nikiski, Alaska   Bob has seen to it that we have a large United State of America flag and the Alaskan… Continue reading

I love it, I hate it, I love it...

I love it, I hate it, I love it…

Recently, my hubby surprised me with a new commercial quality compressor-style ice cream and gelato maker. Lest you think an ice cream maker is not… Continue reading

I love it, I hate it, I love it...

Pioneer Potluck: About being Irish

On a farm in Northern Colorado 1937 to 1955   Our family was the only Irish family in a mostly German-Russian community. Mom drilled into… Continue reading

Caramelizing onions: delicious and easy

When I first read about “caramelizing” onions in a slow cooker a few years ago, I was skeptical. So, I tucked the notion in the… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Ginger being left

At The First Presbyterian Church Fort Collins, Colorado About 1945-46   After Sunday School and Church we all piled back into the pea green four… Continue reading

No-yeast, no-knead, no-fuss

No-yeast, no-knead, no-fuss

With no yeast or kneading required, the recipes for Irish Soda Bread and Love Me Tender Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Biscuits make it possible to enjoy fresh-from-the… Continue reading

No-yeast, no-knead, no-fuss

Pioneer Potluck: About Dad’s hat and Sunday School

On a farm in Northern Colorado 1940’s to 1955   Our Dad loved to go to Sunday School and Church. He also loved to drag… Continue reading

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's the Cherry-Berry Pie in Winter  I promised you last summer. (Photo by Sue Ade)

The Kitchen Ade: For your darling Valentine

Of course, you can always give the one you love a box of assorted chocolates or a big bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day. Perhaps… Continue reading

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's the Cherry-Berry Pie in Winter  I promised you last summer. (Photo by Sue Ade)
Pioneer Potluck: Dad and his birthdays

Pioneer Potluck: Dad and his birthdays

On a farm in Northern Colorado Born in Kansas, Feb. 15, 1914 to1983   Dad always had a story about everything, whether it was long… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2015
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: Dad and his birthdays
This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows slow cooker pulled chicken Greek pitas in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

10 fresh ideas for using slow cooker pulled chicken and pork

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don’t. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don’t appreciate… Continue reading

This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows slow cooker pulled chicken Greek pitas in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Pioneer Potluck: The end of an era

Pioneer Potluck: The end of an era

Alma Arlene Webb 1917-2015 Beverly, Kansas and Sterling, Alaska   The end of an era closed a chapter of our family history book. After 97… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2015
  • By Ann "Grannie Annie" Berg
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: The end of an era
Colorful Brazilian Fish Tagine is flavored with coconut milk, an assortment of sweet bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and fresh cilantro.

The global magic of fish tagine

It’s been a few years since I’ve written about tagines, which is the name for those spicy, aromatic stews of North African and the cone-shaped,… Continue reading

Colorful Brazilian Fish Tagine is flavored with coconut milk, an assortment of sweet bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and fresh cilantro.
Southwestern Cornbread Layered Salad brims over with fresh flavor and vibrant color. For fun, the salad may be eaten from baked tortilla "bowls."

Enjoy a taste of the Southwest on Super Bowl Sunday

The Seahawks and Patriots will square off in Super Bowl XLIX this coming Sunday in Phoenix. If you’re not already set on what kind of… Continue reading

Southwestern Cornbread Layered Salad brims over with fresh flavor and vibrant color. For fun, the salad may be eaten from baked tortilla "bowls."

Pioneer Potluck: Remodeling the old farmhouse

North of Fort Collins, Colorado, 1947- 48Dad and Mom needed to add on to the old farm house as the family had grown by two… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2015
  • By Ann "Grannie Annie" Berg
  • LifeFood
This Jan. 26, 2015 photo shows the Seattle super seven dip, left, and New England super seven dip in Concord, N.H. The Seattle dip is made with teriyaki-seasoned Dungeness crabmeat, creamy cheese, caramelized onions, smoked mussels, purple cabbage slaw and blackberry vinaigrette. The New England dip is made with barbecued pulled pork topped with skillet sauteed apples and butter. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Patriots vs. Seahawks in a battle for the best 7-layer dip

The Super Bowl isn’t just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It’s also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork… Continue reading

This Jan. 26, 2015 photo shows the Seattle super seven dip, left, and New England super seven dip in Concord, N.H. The Seattle dip is made with teriyaki-seasoned Dungeness crabmeat, creamy cheese, caramelized onions, smoked mussels, purple cabbage slaw and blackberry vinaigrette. The New England dip is made with barbecued pulled pork topped with skillet sauteed apples and butter. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Pioneer Potluck: About.. the old cook stove

About on the farm in Northern Colorado 1937 To 1947 Our Mother complied a genealogy-heritage type book that has wonderful history and pictures of our… Continue reading

This Jan. 5, 2015 photo shows a fondue duo of chocolate mango and five spice caramel sauces in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Want Valentine’s Day ease that still impresses?

Worried your kitchen skills may not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine’s Day? Fear not. A pricy restaurant meal isn’t your… Continue reading

This Jan. 5, 2015 photo shows a fondue duo of chocolate mango and five spice caramel sauces in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows chicken with tangy artichoke and mushroom sauce in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)

Date night-friendly chicken that won’t tie you to the stove

Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband, Philippe. Back then, it was our fifth date,… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2015
  • By MELISSA D'ARABIAN
  • LifeFood
This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows chicken with tangy artichoke and mushroom sauce in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)
Specially in January

Specially in January

My idea of the perfect meal in winter is soup. Served from a tureen set in the middle of the supper table, it can be… Continue reading

Specially in January

Family suppers or company dinners, look to versatile chicken

Because they are so versatile and nearly everyone enjoys eating them, I like to keep a stash of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer.… Continue reading