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Under Pressure – Crowder Pea Shellies & Dried Beans

 Another Test on the Cook’sEssentials 4.5 Qt Microwave Pressure Cooker I remember long, hot, late Autumn afternoons, when the lawns have had their last cut, the drying grass  filling the air … Continue reading

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The Pink Pig – Roasted

The Pink Pig. Those three odd little words used to conjure all kinds of wonder and joy in children when I was a little guy. Why? Because… it was a … Continue reading

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Dumplings with Jane

Clara, my great grandmother, always kept chickens.  And while the majority of the time chickens were for eggs, old layers, non-layers and overly mean roosters made their way into the stewing … Continue reading

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  Okay, you all know me. I don’t usually endorse any product. Like most of you, I have my favorites – and barring some natural disaster that wipes out their … Continue reading

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Test Kitchen – Fake Soy Sauce – Round 2

  The last time I did this, I was convinced I could make a fake soy sauce out of browned mushrooms. And to be painfully honest, it was just okay. It … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Forget Sugar Cookies

 “The children were all nestled – snug in their beds. While visions of Kilcher Homestead Ginger – Molasses Cookies danced in their heads..”    THESE are the cookies Santa really … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kitchen Fodder Guest Test – Micro Pressure Cooker Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Bah! Humbug! Alright…. I’m not the happiest elf this time of year – and getting my chops in gear to do anything other than just exist, is damned near impossible… … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hickory Nut Sandies

I guess for most people, Oreos – or some other chocolately, crispy, gooey thing was their cookie of choice growing up. Me? It was Pecan Sandies… I love a shortbread … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bread Whore ~ The Modern English Muffin

The other week, out of the blue, Jane says, “I’ve been trying to think what this thing is called…” “What thing..” “Breakfasty, brunchy kind of thing” “What’s in it” Poached … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Curb Market Crawl ~ Roasted Apple Charlotte

  I really haven’t done much poking around the curb markets this season. The opportunity to just fly willy-nilly behind the wheel, hoping to chance on some odd roadside farm … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Something Fishy Going on…

There are rules – Never run with scissors,,,, Look both ways before crossing the street… Never burn bridges with a former employer… Don’t stick your finger in the electrical outlet… … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cinnamon Bun French Toast

  You can all blame my sister for this…. Not that it doesn’t sound like “Fat Boy Breakfast” on steroids…. because it is. But, because I never… ever… would have considered … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

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