Category Archives: butter

How to Make a Perfect Bechamel Sauce

The first question I hear some of you asking is, “Why would I want to make a bechamel sauce, perfect or otherwise?’ Fair question.  If you have been cooking all your life and never thought about bechamel, let me suggest … Continue reading

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Carrot Coriander Soup, or How to Develop Your Own Recipes Using Herbs

This soup uses carrots, coriander and ginger to make a lovely cream soup, but the variations are endless. We will talk about herb pairings and substitutions to make this soup your own. For more help on growing and cooking with … Continue reading

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Making Homemade Butter in the Food Processor

When I was a little girl, churning butter was fun.  My Grandpa would do the milking.  When the rich, luscious cream separated out, Grandma would pour it off into a churn and allow it to “clabber” for a couple days. … Continue reading

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Debbie’s Melt in Your Mouth, Knock Your Socks Off, Hot Pastrami Sandwich

Not your traditional hot pastrami sandwich, but one of the best sandwiches you will ever make.  Give it a shot.

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Easy and Elegant Crepes

Crepes are easy to make, they just take a good recipe and practice.  Impress your family with this easy and elegant treat.

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Nothing says home cooking like mashed potatoes made the old fashioned way:  slowly and by hand.  Take your time, don’t get in a hurry, and these potatoes will be worth the wait.

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Overstuffed Baked Potatoes

Having special guests for dinner, or just want to treat your family?  Either way, go ahead and show off with these beautiful overstuffed potatoes.

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How to Make Cottage Pie

Comfort food at its best.  To me, Cottage Pie is a great example of what home cooking from scratch should be.

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Cooking in Cast Iron: The Perfect Scrambled Egg

Cooking is cast iron is not difficult, but it does take a bit to learn the techniques.  Try this for great scrambled eggs, not rubery, not crusty, just tender and smooth.

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