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Fluffy White Bread: Where I Stumble and Bumble My Way Through Making The Perfect Loaf of Bread

I truly am a bread making novice, but I decided that this is the year I master yeast bread. Join me as I learn this ancient art. If making bread intimidates you, too, we can learn together. To find all … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Everybody loves chicken and dumplings, right?  This is my mother’s recipe for chicken and dumplings, and was also my grandmother’s.  Now, my great granddaughter loves them as I did.  I hope your family loves them, too.  

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Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Caramelized Onions and Potatoes

Slow roasting over vegetables at a low temperature gives this roast a great flavor and retains the moisture, even with a cheaper cut of meat.  Beef tenderloin is the best cut of beef, IMHO, but try this with either a … Continue reading

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Cajun File’ Gumbo. You’re Gonna Love This Gumbo

This is my favorite gumbo recipe, Cajun style. I borrow heavily from Paul Prudhomme’s style, but this is my personal recipe. I hope your friends and family love it as much as mine do. To find all my videos, and … Continue reading

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Extreme Cast Iron Clean and Restore: Guest Post by Mark L. Hammond

Extreme (?) cast iron restore. My father asked me to restore a Griswold griddle & a Lodge pan for him. They had been stored in an exterior building (shed) for many years. This was the most extreme ci restore that … Continue reading

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Frying Summer Squash

This is our favorite way of cooking and eating summer squash. When our garden starts to produce more squash than we can handle, this is my go to recipe. To find all my videos, and the blogs and vlogs of … Continue reading

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Cooking Fresh Green Beans, Southern Style

Slow cooking fresh green beans seasoned with meat is a traditional Southern method that evolved from the farm culture.  Folks would put beans on to cook, sometimes in the fireplace, sometimes on a wood stove, or even over an outside … Continue reading

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French Vidalia Onion Soup

French onion soup is a comfort food, but when Vidalias are in season, it kicks it up to a whole other level.   The sweetness of the Vidalia onions means no wine is needed, but you can add it if … Continue reading

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Low Country Shrimp and Grits

There are hundreds of recipes for Shrimp and Grits, each claiming to be “authentic.” I found the original recipe years ago in one of those church fundraiser cookbooks, contributed by the wife (or maybe mother) of former Georgia Governor Carl … Continue reading

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Grandma Velma’s Old Fashioned Southern Fried Corn

I grew up around women who cooked – – I mean real cooking, all from scratch.  When Fred and I married, we lived for a short time next door to his Grandma Velma.  What a learning experience.  She taught me … Continue reading

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