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
Well, the lack of weekly words is not for a lack of writeable experiences – just a lack of time to write about those experiences. I would say I could capture the entire vibe of the week with one word :: “SUMMER”. Continue reading
This recipe is a a 5-Ingredient Wonder! Cool, refreshing and simple – perfect for these steamy summer days!
Summer – whew. It’s a break for sure, but BOY are we busy! We enjoyed a nice trip to the lake last week and then squeezed in a double portion of busy when we got home. Doctor’s appointments, a slew of summer cooking classes ((check out my upcoming classes HERE and HERE)) and a set of freshly applied braces were just a few of the activities that had us moving at a speedy pace this week. Continue reading
I made these pralines with the sole intention of putting a smile Continue reading
You ay have noticed that I have been doing a lot of summer reading lately! A few good books, but mostly vintage cookbooks like my current favorites – Baking with Julia, German Baking and Cooking and the cookbook this recipe came from – Dean Fearing’s The Mansion on Turtle Creek. 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