Recipes & Cooking Tips

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Hearty Sweet Potato Chili

Hearty Sweet Potato Chili

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather has cooled off just enough that my outside chores don't leave me feeling completely exhausted, but there is still enough sunshine to keep me from feeling the winter blues.   It is also a great season for...

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Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

This cake is autumn on a plate. I actually pieced the recipe together from a couple of different recipes based upon an idea I had. The cake I liked is an Applesauce Cake recipe that appealed to me both because it had applesauce and buttermilk, two components that are...

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Pork Tamales

Pork Tamales

Tamales are a popular dish in many Hispanic households around Christmas time.  They can be a lot of work, especially if making a larger batch, so often the whole family would get involved in the cooking process. I've had store bought tamales, but I didn't like...

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Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt is a Swedish rice pudding or porridge often served around Christmas time.  My husband loved this porridge.  It's just a little sweet and tastes just like cinnamon raising oatmeal.  It can be served with or without the raisins, but I felt it...

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Polish Borscht

Polish Borscht

Polish borscht is a popular winter soup when beets are in season, and hot soup can bring comfort and warmth. While the main ingredients are pork and beets, its flavor is very similar to chicken noodle soup.   The milk and sour cream in this recipe to make it a little...

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Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that gives you a taste of fall, with it's soft apple pieces and warm hint of cinnamon. The individual servings make it perfect for portion control, or just a convenient way to serve it to your family. It can also be...

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Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Summer is a time of excess eggs and vegetables. With such an abundance of both, it's a great time to combine the two in a vegetable frittata. As a base, I like to use onions, peppers, and tomatoes. This recipe also calls for sliced mushrooms because they are a...

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Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Good biscuits are an important part of any good, southern breakfast, but finding easy buttermilk biscuits that turn out light and fluffy can be a difficult task. When it comes down to it, it isn't necessarily the recipe that makes or breaks good biscuits. A couple of...

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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

There are few things I like more than good buffalo chicken wings.  I love to order wings when I eat out, but they have gotten very expensive. So I came up with a way to make wings that are just as good, if not better, than wings from a restaurant at a fraction of the...

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How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

Are you looking for an easy way to make a box cake mix taste like a bakery quality cake? Adding pudding to cake mix makes the cake more moist, dense, and flavorful. It is perfect if you want a nice quality cake, but lack a lot of time or experience. First, let me say...

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Cast Iron Cornbread

Cast Iron Cornbread

I may live in the south, but I'm still a Yankee when it comes to cornbread. I like mine sweet and moist with lots of butter. While this recipe could be made in a 9" x 9" baking dish, it really is best in a 10.25" cast iron skillet. The skillet gives it that nice...

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