Recipes

Creamy Basil Dressing & the Next Soap Making Class!

I had the privilege of speaking Monday night to a local herb group.  I had so much fun!  This was a diverse group of people - men and women of all ages! I was asked to speak about using herbs in various rooms in the home (cooking, cleaning, personal care and medicine)...

Fresh Strawberry Pie!

We had company last week...well really not company...more like family!  When this young man visits I like to make his favorite dessert - Strawberry Pie. This isn't your normal Strawberry Pie.  You don't cook it and you don't use jello!  I haven't used jello products...

Philly Steak and Cheese – homegrown!

Philly Steak and Cheese – homegrown!

One of the favorite meals in our house is a philly steak and cheese sandwich.  I just cooked a small roast from a cow we raised ourselves.  We like our roast medium rare.  Here's how we build it.... Start with some whole wheat rolls (homemade I hope!) - sliced and...

Do you do this?

Do you do this?

Do you ever eat something out that you would love to make at home?  Do you ever "analyze" the recipe and try to re-create it?  This is one of my favorite things to do! It's a challenge and I know the end result, if I succeed, is a healthier and more economical version...

French Silk Pie Pt. 2 The Filling

French Silk Pie Pt. 2 The Filling

Today we finish making this wonderful pie.  Your crust should be baked and cooled.  Your chocolate curls should be in the frig waiting for you. (see previous post!)  Let's make the filling and you could be serving pie for supper tonight...I know I will be! The very...

Gramma’s “Never Fails” Pie Crust – Pt. 2

Gramma’s “Never Fails” Pie Crust – Pt. 2

ome of you may be asking..."Why are we making homemade pie crusts when it is so easy to use those store bought things?" Have you checked the ingredients in those store bought things? Here's what you'll find in the name brand, "unroll and fill" pie crusts... "Bleached...

Gramma’s “Never Fails” Pie Crust – Pt. 1

Gramma’s “Never Fails” Pie Crust – Pt. 1

Gramma was a hard working woman in her younger days.  She was 6 months pregnant when her husband was killed in a gruesome mine accident.  They hadn't been married a year yet.  She was not quite 17.  She had to work hard to earn a living to support my Dad.  She used to...

Herbed Potatoes!

Herbed Potatoes!

We are harvesting our potatoes now and are enjoying them in a variety of ways. One of our favorite things to do is to make herbed potatoes. This is a quick and easy dish and if you are growing a variety of herbs, you never have to serve it the same way twice! Here's...

Recipes!

I thought I'd share my recipe for home made taco seasoning.  I've been making my own for some time now. This is so much cheaper than those little packets in the grocery store. You can also control what goes in it and how "spicey" you like it.  I promise - the flavor...