Archive: Skill Levels Easy

Pumpkin Bread – A+ in Cooking Project

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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Mrs. Ralph recently reminded me about the pumpkin bread recipe from my mother’s cookbook A+ in Cooking.  She had made it, and was pleased how well it turned out.  Well, just the mention of this recipe spurred me into action.  Since I enjoy sharing recipes from Mother’s cookbook, and pumpkin bread is a perfect fall treat, I […]

Evelyn’s Crustless Broccoli & Cheddar Mini Quiches

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments
Evelyn's Mini Quiches
As a rookie hostess for the ladies monthly Round Table luncheon, it was a little intimidating to think that our committee was responsible not only for the decorations but also the food.  When I saw that Evelyn was on the hostess list, I breathed a sigh of relief.  Everyone knows that Evelyn is a fantastic […]

Cucumbers and Onions

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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There is a difference of opinion at our house.  I know this might come as a shock to some of you, but others will completely understand.  When it comes to cucumbers and onions, Ever-Lovin’ likes the combination to be sweet.  I, on the other hand, like a more vinegary taste.  Sweet Mother of Pearl.  I […]

Compound Butter

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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For our Labor Day get together, we thought we would have steak.  At out house, this is beyond unusual.   Seldom do we buy steak for the whole gang.  Oh, we buy chuck roast and ground meat, but not steak.  On special occasions, Ever-Lovin’ and I enjoy a good steak at a steak house.  This got me […]

Peach Baked Pancake

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 5 comments
Baked Pancakes
Baked Pancake was a recipe I recently saw on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog.  I could not wait to try it.  Today was the day, and I am here to tell you that the baked pancake was so delicious that I can not wait to share the recipe with you. The Mennonite Girls Can Cook recipe was for an […]

Perini Ranch Green Chili Hominy – Jessica’s Favorite

Posted on: Jul 26, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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The official name for this casserole is Jessica’s Favorite Green Chili Hominy, but since I remember it as the hominy casserole from Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas, I call it Perini Ranch Green Chili Hominy.  This hominy casserole is seriously good and so easy to make.  It can be made in advance or even […]

Carrot and Craisin Salad – Plus the Father’s Day Menu

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments
carrot salad
The menu for our Father’s Day Lunch centered around the foods Ever-Lovin’ loves. We had been to the Saturday’s farmers market and had plenty of veggies to cook.  Basically it was a Southern comfort food type of meal. For those who are interested, here was our menu: Meatloaf Carrot Salad (recipe to follow) Cucumber Salsa […]

The Dove’s Nest Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments
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On our day trip to Waxahachie, Super Sister and I ate at The Dove’s Nest – an excellent restaurant located downtown Waxahachie on the square.  We succumbed and ordered the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert. Sweet Mother of Pearl.  It was full of chocolate, pecans and had a subtle hint of bourbon.  Yummy!  Marsha […]

Never Fail Pie Crust – A+ in Cooking

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments
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This is the recipe that I have used forever – even before my mother’s cookbook – A+ in Cooking. First, my sweet cousin LaNell gave me a version of this recipe while I was dating Ever-Lovin’. Then I have at the same version of the recipe from Mother via Ann Sears via Mrs. Joe Morgan.  (Do you […]

Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: One comment
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Excellent Cook Nancy brought Friend BB some cookies – Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies to be exact.  Mrs. Ralph ate one of said cookies, and declared it the best cookie she had ever eaten.  Mrs. Ralph did not mention said cookie just one time, I bet she mentioned it a bazillion times (Okay, I exaggerate.) but….  I […]