Tag Archives: Cooking Tips & Hints

What’s Cookin’ – Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam

I’ve been canning and preserving for a few years now. I was fortunate to acquire my DSH’s Grandma’s canning supplies. I’ve been very cautious about the canning process and faithfully use my Ball Blue Books as guides to proper technique … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ During The Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is defining our Winter weather this year.  It’s been cold.  Bitterly cold. Here and in most parts of the country east of the Rockies.  There has even been snow in the deep South. It’s been colder here … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Blackberries (Seasonal Foods)

Even before the local and sustainable food movement became popular, I have tried to incorporate foods into my menu based on whether or not they were in season and available locally. As we raised our kids, one of the ways … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – 80s Casseroles With Homemade Cream Soups

Now that the kids are gone, I’ve started making casseroles again.  I love casseroles, but my kids do not like to eat their food all mixed together, so I stopped making them when they were little. Many of my old … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cream of Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)

There are many recipes out there that call for using canned Cream of Chicken soup.  Many people would rather make things fresh, and some of us have relatives with Celiac disease and cannot use the regular canned versions.  Gluten free … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Steamed Broccoli

When I was growing up, I thought that there were only three choices when it came to vegetables – green beans, peas, and corn.  Meals included a meat, a potato, and one of these three vegetables.  I would eat corn … Continue reading

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Parchment Paper

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know that I have a lot of well used cooking utensils and bakeware. When I was a young girl learning to cook and bake, there were not many options when it came … Continue reading

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