The homes on my old country road are already getting decked out for the holidays. How about where you live? Yep, in a couple of days Thanksgiving will be a happy memory, so it’s time to think about special food for December holidays. For me, that means saving eggs from my girls/chickens since they’re molting and egg production is not peak. Lots of my favorite … Continue reading Creme Brulee? Yes You Can!
The homes on my old country road are already getting decked out for the holidays. How about where you live? Yep, in a couple of days Thanksgiving will be a happy memory, so it’s time to think about special food for December holidays. For me, that means saving eggs from my girls/chickens since they’re molting and egg production is not peak. Lots of my favorite … Continue reading Creme Brûlée: Yes, You Can!
Reader Jan posed this question: the turkey wings she found were huge and she wondered if I meant to use 4-6 whole or split – in other words, 2 whole wings split into halves, etc. I told her I would go with 4 whole if they are real big. You could go with 3 but to get a rich gravy I wouldn’t go with less … Continue reading Turkey Wings Real Big for Do Ahead Gravy? Go with 4!
LOTTIE’S PECAN TART/PIE Lottie Hilgefort is my daughter-in-law’s sister and Mom to a huge family. She makes these 2 pies every year for Thanksgiving. Along with that, the pecan tart/pie has become legendary in Lottie’s circle. I’ve had both and can attest to how good and pretty they are. Truth be told, these are not Lottie’s original recipes. She gives credit to Barry C. Parsons … Continue reading “Lottie’s” Pecan Tart and Perfect Pumpkin Pie
It’s happening to us, and most likely you, too. A smaller gathering for Thanksgiving. So here’s a small batch recipe of our favorite broccoli casserole. The bonus is that it can be frozen and baked, covered for some of the time, and baked a little longer than if you’re making it fresh. This is the casserole I chatted with Annie Mitchell on Sacred Heart Radio/Sonrise … Continue reading Small Batch Broccoli Souffle Casserole
Oh gosh, hard to believe but as of today, there are NO turkey wings packaged up to make the do ahead gravy recipe I shared a couple days ago. So what I did was this: I bought a smaller (15 pound) turkey on sale for 39 cents a pound. Then I cut off the wings, legs & thighs & back. I now have a nice … Continue reading Can’t find Turkey wings for Do Ahead Gravy?
Ron Wilson Plant of the Week – Amaryllis Friend, colleague and garden expert Ron Wilson shares this timely information about a favorite holiday flower! Nov 4, 2020 This week’s plant pick gives one of the best holidays and winter ‘flowering’ shows of all the holiday plants.And it makes a great Christmas gift for anyone. So why is this our pick for this week?Because they can … Continue reading Amaryllis – When will you start yours?
I think you’ll get a kick out of this scenario. Today I was elbow deep in kraut. Homemade sauerkraut that is. I just finished tamping it down into jars when it dawned on me that I need to get to the grocery to buy turkey wings for my do-ahead turkey gravy for Thanksgiving. I’m sharing the recipe here, tweaked a bit. When I mentioned the … Continue reading Do Ahead Gravy for Thanksgiving
I was in the mood to bake cinnamon bread. It wasn’t that I had lots of time on my hands, either. Maybe it was the fact that I had just finished grinding cinnamon sticks to a very aromatic powder. Or maybe it was the cold wind blowing so hard it lifted up the thick layer of leaves in the vegetable garden and deposited them in … Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Bread!
I was hoping to find some turkey wings at the grocery to make my do-ahead freezer turkey gravy (a flavorful gravy which can be used alone or added to turkey drippings). There weren’t any in the poultry case, but I did see some nice boneless pork chops on sale, so those went into my cart. My original thought was a simple dinner of fried pork … Continue reading Restaurant Style Sweet and Sour Pork/Chicken: Make it Yourself!