After Thanksgiving, the turkey carcass serves 2 purposes: turkey pot pie and turkey vegetable soup or stock. The first thing I do is pull off enough leftover meat to make a good 3 cups. That’s for the pot pie. If there’s enough meat left on the carcass, I make soup; if not, I’ll use the carcass for a flavorful and healthful stock. For the pot … Continue reading Double Crust Turkey Pot Pie
After Thanksgiving the turkey carcass serves 2 purposes: turkey pot pie and turkey vegetable soup or stock. The first thing I do is pull off enough leftover meat to make a good 3 cups. That’s for the pot pie. If there’s enough meat left on the carcass, I make soup; if not, I’ll use the carcass for a flavorful and healthful stock. For the pot … Continue reading Turkey Carcass Pot Pie
For years it was like a gray “culinary” cloud over my head. I called it pie crust envy. My mom was the first to try to teach me to make a flaky and tender pie crust. “Just don’t overwork the dough, use a light hand” she told me. At the time I read something in a cookbook that said “work the shortening into the flour … Continue reading Perrin’s No Fail Pie Crust and Pecan Pie
I was in the mood for apple dumplings so I made a batch. It was the perfect fall day for making apple butter and applesauce, too. Judy M., a longtime reader, loves the apple butter from Nashville House in Nashville, Indiana. “My sisters and I want to get together and make apple butter and we’re looking for that recipe,” Judy said. She has great memories … Continue reading A is for Apple: Dumplings, Butter & Sauce!
As I was going through my notes from you, it dawned on me again that this site is a journal of sorts. Of your lives and mine. And it’s not just about food. In the process of cooking more and eating at home more during this pandemic, we’re realizing that eating together without having to rush out somewhere has its advantages. We’re continuing to be … Continue reading Strawberry Pie like Famous Restaurants
Today Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about Passover and its beautiful and significant meaning. And I shared yummy, yummy brisket recipes, along with one for unleavened bread and Charoset. PASSOVER FOODSJohn 13: 1-17 Talks about how the last supper was carried out with Jesus and his disciples, how he started by washing their feet. The Eucharist was born … Continue reading Passover Brisket and Unleavened Bread
This week Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, talked about cloves. Of course, cloves are an ingredient in pumpkin pie spice. Cloves are mentioned here in the Bible: Chronicles 9:9: When the Queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she went to him and gave him rare jewels and spices, including cloves. Cloves were a rare spice in Bible days. Cloves … Continue reading My “Clone” Frisch’s Pumpkin Pie
Take a look at the pecan pie with that pretty collar of whipped cream. I usually dollop whipped cream right in the center of the pie, but my crust broke a bit when I cut it, so I used whipped cream as a culinary “bandaid”. No one knew the difference, and I didn’t mention it. And if your pumpkin pie shrinks a little from the … Continue reading Holiday Pecan Pie