I first had this soup at one of our favorite local restaurants – Interurban (“IU”). As I examined the menu, I noticed the soup of the day “Cream of Jalapeño Soup” and was instantly curious. Before I tell you all about the soup – let me first tell you where I worked while in college — guess. Continue reading
A few years ago, I hit the “estate sale jackpot” when I came across an estate sale at the home of a former Home Economics instructor, cookbook author & culinary whiz – Mrs. Sullivan. The moment I walked into the living room, Continue reading
Julia Child that is – one of my all-time kitchen faves. I used to watch Julia back when the real world only had access to 6 channels :: 4, 5, 9, 13, 25 & 43. Between Julia and Bob ((please tell me you know about Bob Ross)), I felt like a pretty well-rounded kiddo.
I am torn between 2 names for this recipe, the one listed above and “Busy Momma’s Chicken Marsala”. This recipe really is a blend of both. You see, this Okie girl has received no formal cooking training. Most of my recipes are a mix of what I have on hand and what I think food should taste like. So when I have “an Okie girl’s take” in the title you can be sure I know the food professionals would probably spank me for daring to attempt such refined, classic, international dishes. Continue reading
I am so excited to share the recipe for the best granola I have ever tasted. Last August, the family & I traveled to Branson for a fun “last hoorah” before the start of the school year. While there, Big Cedar breakfast was one of our main attractions. Oh my – the best breakfast. So very good!! Continue reading
One of my favorite things?? — vintage cookbooks! I have a pretty extensive collection, thanks to one of my other favorite things — estate saling. ((PS did you know there is a whole mass of people wondering what’s the correct spelling for garage/estate saling — sale-ing? Some “scholars” actually insist there is no appropriate “hyphen-ing” addition, rather a writer should pen the following “today I went to a few garage sales”. Humphf.)) Continue reading
Every year, on Mother’s Day, hubby & the herd treat me to a home-cooked meal of my choice. I always choose the same thing :: Jalapeño Honey Soy Grilled Chicken. I came across this recipe’s inspiration close to 15 years ago when I was working to shed that dreaded “honeymoon weight”. You know what I mean right?? Continue reading
I admit, there may be a liberty taken in the name of this recipe – but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me just say “WHEW”. Is it that time of year or what?! I honestly don’t think I have cooked a meal in 10 days, maybe even all month. Truthfully, I cannot remember the last time I made dinner. Continue reading
This cake recipe is another twist on my favorite White Almond Sheet Cake ((aka White Texas Sheet Cake)). I have made several versions of this recipe over the last few years, and truthfully each one is as good as the next. There is something about stove top cake batter and stove top buttercream. They just never will disappoint. Well, Continue reading
Blackberries and copper are a beautiful combination – don’t you agree?! Continue reading
Over the last few years, I have become less and less interested in putting chicken on our dinner menu. There are a few reasons for this, but they all pretty much center around the word “I”.