Cooking

When I first started to entertain the idea of canning, I’ve always pictured being in a rustic log cabin surrounded by the sounds of the forest with my fireplace snapping & popping at one end of my kitchen and my counter lined with empty, glistening glass jars just waiting to be filled with all sorts […]

I spent the first day of 2012 at my friend’s house baking cookies. We baked a basic chocolate cookie, rolled and dipped in chopped nuts then finished off with a Hershey’s Kiss secured with basic confectionary icing. Sidenote: we quadrupled the recipe and didn’t have enough walnuts. We used walnuts, almonds and pecans. The dough has to chill […]

These cutlets were something that I use to watch my dad make. He would filet the chicken breasts, dip them in flour, egg & breadcrumbs, then fry them in just a little bit of oil. When I first started making these, I used to pound the meat. I soon discovered there was a reason he […]

The air has changed this week in the mountains. It was slight, but just enough to know that Autumn is around the corner. The farmers are out doing their thing, some of the leaves are starting to change. School started already. I got a flyer from my oil supplier to lock in rates now before […]

Sunday I decided to make Sausage & Peppers for supper. Everyone has their own idea of what that is. My version is really simple: hot & mild/sweet Italian sausage with peppers, onion and garlic over macaroni (for all you non-Italians…that’s spaghetti or linguini or whatever other type of pasta you like) or served with Italian […]

I decided to make strawberry pancakes for breakfast yesterday morning. From scratch. And I wonder why I can’t lose weight. I found the recipe in the Grange cookbook that I got this past Christmas. The recipe is very simple really. Just time consuming. Looks simple enough. Basic Recipe: 1 Tablespoon Sugar 2 Tablespoons Shortening 1 […]

I learned how to cook by watching my dad prepare family meals. I don’t recall ever actually flipping a pancake or shaping burgers.  I think if he ever did give me a chance to almost ruin one of his masterpieces, I’d of learned that pans right out of the oven are hot and that pot […]