Category Archives: cast iron

Cooking From Scratch: Homemade Old Time Scrapple

Scrapple, or panhas, Is an Amish, or Pennsylvania Dutch pork product made with spices and corn meal, fried crispy and served with applesauce, apple butter or maple syrup. I made mine from scratch and fried it in my cast iron. … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Home Made Bologna.

Did you know you can make great bologna at home with just a few ingredients? Kind of messy but oh so good. Please watch and share. Makes me happy.

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Cooking From Scratch: Amish Onion Patties

On Mondays, I cook supper for my Mother. I always try to make one new, special thing. This Monday, it was these scrumptious Amish Onion Patties. You can serve them as a side dish, as a substitute for hash browns, … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Fried Corn Meal Mush, or Polenta if You Insist

My friend on Facebook, Patricia Gordon turned me on to this recipe, and I am so glad she did. Fried Corn Meal Mush, also known as Polenta, was a staple “poor people’s food” in many cultures. It is very versatile, … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls or Slider Buns

These dinner rolls are light, tender and so, so delicious Make them for dinner, or a little bigger for your slider snacks. Either way, they may be the best bread you have ever made. Give them a try. For this … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: White Bread by Julia Child’s Recipe

  This bread is a little different and so very special, just like Julia Child. The buttery flavor makes this bread a cut above and cooing it in cast iron makes the color and crust just perfect. Give it a … Continue reading

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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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