Category Archives: cooking techniques

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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Cooking From Scratch: Cornish Pasty, A Meal In A Crust

IMPORTANT NOTE: I forgot to show that you should cut two vent holes in the top before baking. Cornish pasties are the original lunchbox. These were taken down into the mines with Cornish miners for a hearty lunch with no … 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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My First Baguette. You Can Do It, Too.

I had always believed you couldn’t not make authentic French bread in a home oven, but boy was I wrong.  I learned the simple truck of making that wonderful crusty bread from Julia Child.  Now I am sharing it with … Continue reading

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Italian Bread: Easy Peasy, No Mixer Needed.

If you are new to baking bread, this is a great recipe to learn on.  The steps are simple and no mixer is required.  

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Cooking From Scratch: Buttery, Flaky Crescent Rolls. Ditch the Tube

Doesn’t everyone love crescent rolls?  I think so.  You can make better crescent rolls than you get in the tube.  Please watch and share.  Thank you.  

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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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