Category Archives: cast iron

Cooking From Scratch: Apple Fritters From Dehydrated or Fresh Apples

IMPORTANT NOTE: ADD 1/2 CUP SUGAR OR SUCRALOSE TO INGREDIENT LIST. Nothing says Fall to me like apple fritters. These are a quick and easy dessert, or a special breakfast treat. My personal preference is to make these from dehydrated … Continue reading

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Candy Roaster, or Pumpkin Biscuits. Any Winter Squash Will Work

Every year I grow Candy Roaster Squash in my garden. It grows well and I love them, so I have lots of recipes using them. Most of those recipes can also be made with pumpkin, sweet potatoes or any kind … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Pudding with Chicken a la King Topping

Yorkshire Pudding is one of those dishes that allow you to show off a little. It is not difficult to make but it looks like something very fancy. I am serving this with my favorite chicken dish, Chicken a la … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: King Arthur’s Crusty White Bread – It’s Magic Bread

I found this little recipe on the King Arthur Website. It is the easiest white bread recipe I have found. No kneading, no mixer, not much work, one bowl, one skillet, and it tastes like you worked for hours — … Continue reading

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Chicken and Andouille Etouffee

I have been craving authentic Etouffee, but since I cannot get to New Orleans, I will have to make it myself.  I have chicken and andouille sausage on hand (always), so I am good to go. This is an easy … Continue reading

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Basic Brioche: This Is Not Hard. You Can Do It

Bioche is so beautiful it seems intimidating to a new baker, but believe me, it is not hard.  There are several steps, and it takes some time, but it is worth the little bit of trouble. This is a dessert … Continue reading

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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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