Welcome To My Garden, My Memories, And The Joy They Have Brought Me.

Welcome To My Garden, My Memories, And The Joy They Have Brought Me.

Category: Cooking

OLD FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING

OLD FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING

OLD FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING WITH VANILLA SAUCE This Bread Pudding recipe has been in my family since 1938. We still make it. Yes, it’s just that good! Over the years, my Mother’s recipe has been given a few variations by me: Separating the eggs, and […]

GREAT-GRANDMA’S COOKIE JAR

GREAT-GRANDMA’S COOKIE JAR

GREAT-GRANDMA’S COOKIE JAR Great-Grandma Charlotte was an outdoorsy farm gal, but she loved to cook and bake for her family. She had nine children of her own, and “a whole passel” of grandkids. My Dad remembered that his Grandma usually met him at the door […]

RICH AND MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE

RICH AND MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE

RICH AND MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE Cookbooks and magazines are loaded with chocolate cake recipes that are touted as being “The Ultimate.” They disappear after a few months, only to be replaced with something new. This chocolate cake recipe was given to my Mother in 1938. […]

GRANDMA’S HOMEMADE PICKLE RELISH

GRANDMA’S HOMEMADE PICKLE RELISH

GRANDMA’S HOMEMADE PICKLE RELISH This time of year, cooks everywhere dive deep into canning, curing, drying, freezing, and pickling. Humidity turns the kitchen into a sauna bath, but the remembered flavor of preserved foods keeps us moving forward. Homemade Pickle Relish piled on pork or […]

THE RECIPE TRANSLATOR

THE RECIPE TRANSLATOR

THE RECIPE TRANSLATOR Old time recipes are an interesting challenge to translate. My collection of Antique Cookbooks has made me aware that as the generations go by, we have dealt with more than just trying to figure out the Metric System. Butter the size of […]

ALL-AMERICAN APPLE PIE

ALL-AMERICAN APPLE PIE

ALL-AMERICAN APPLE PIE The apple is the one fruit that everyone seems to like. The All-American Apple Pie is relished in every household, even though many ladies these days cave in and buy them at the bakery. I grew up rolling out pie crust and […]

SWEET SOURDOUGH STARTER

SWEET SOURDOUGH STARTER

SWEET SOURDOUGH STARTER Back in the 1970’s, the “Herman” Sourdough Bread craze began. Everyone ran out and bought a crock, a wooden spoon, and delved into the mysteries of the bubbling ferment. No one seems to know where the name came from, but “Herman” the […]

GRANDMA’S CORN BREAD

GRANDMA’S CORN BREAD

GRANDMA’S CORN BREAD This recipe was known for decades as my Grandma’s Corn Bread. It was actually taught to her by my Great-Grandma who had learned it from her own Mother. The nearest that we can date the recipe is the mid-1800’s. It looks suspiciously […]

ALL-AMERICAN CINNAMON ROLLS

ALL-AMERICAN CINNAMON ROLLS

ALL-AMERICAN CINNAMON ROLLS All-American Cinnamon Rolls is a recipe that I grew up with. For breakfast, snack, even midnight snacks. And these days, a Coffee Break can run the gamut of chips, cookies, pretzels, string cheese, and even Greek yogurt. But the number one crowd […]

GRANDMA’S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

GRANDMA’S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE Strawberry Shortcake is my all-time favorite strawberry recipe. The Spring gardening catalogs are arriving in the mail, and my mouth is watering. I ordered “Ogallala” Strawberry plants this year, which is a variety my maternal Grandma planted back in the ’50’s and ’60’s. […]