Category: Recipes

Bacon, etc.

I just received a book I ordered: “Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing” by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. I ordered this book to assist in my quest of learning how to make EXCELLENT, YUMMY, AMAZING bacon myself. I just read the first part of the first line of the introduction and am [Continue]

Big Sky Coffee Cake

This recipe was given to me about 25 years ago by a co-worker at KPMG from Montana. As excellent now as it was then! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. almond extract 3 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 large can [Continue]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are amazing! They stay soft (at least for 36 hours – haven’t had one last longer than that yet), and are super easy to make. Ingredients: Dough- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree (1/2 can) 1 large [Continue]

Tie Dye Cupcakes

I made these today. They are too cute. Used a Duncan Hines white cake mix (NOT yellow). Made it according to the package directions. Divided the batter into fourths. Dyed each fourth a different color. (I used the Americolor dyes). Then, using my smallest scooper, one color at a time, scooped some of each into [Continue]

Lemony Chess Pie

Yum. That’s all there is to say. Paula’s Lemony Chess Pie is tangy and sweet – nice and light. I used her pie crust recipe again. It is a little bit delicate when rolling out but worth the effort. Again, if I see a link, I will add it..

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

This morning’s offering for my new cooking project was “Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits”. Wow! Super-easy, quick, melt-in-your-mouth. This will be a definite repeat!! If I can find the recipe published, I will add the link..

Crack Taters

This recipe for Potatoes au Gratin is SO awesome I call them crack taters. One taste and you are hooked like crack cocaine and can not stop eating them. I do cook them 10-15 minutes longer with the foil on to get them good and tender. Perfect Potatoes au Gratin Thanks Pioneer Woman for sharing [Continue]

Pasta with Bacon and “Corn” Pesto

A friend gave us some sweet corn fresh-picked from his family’s farm at church this morning. So I tried a new recipe with it: Pasta with Bacon and “Corn” Pesto May I just say “Yum!!!!!” The only thing I did different from this recipe was double the amount of bacon (Duh!) .

Coffee Cake Cupcakes

I saw this recipe Monday, immediately printed and made them. OMG! They are awesome and I didn’t even bother with the icing!!!! Coffee Cake Cupcakes recipe .

Key Lime Mousse Pie

Made Paula Deen’s Key Lime Mousse Pie yesterday and it was amazing! Super-yummy, easy, light. You can find the recipe on the Food Network site. 🙂.


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Hummingbird Cake

This is an old, but excellent recipe. Seeing three very ripe bananas on the counter and the hummingbirds out back having breakfast at my feeders made me think of (and make) this one today! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9″ round cake pans. For the cake: 3 cups flour 2 [Continue]

Butter Pecan Bars

Preheat oven 300 degrees. Crust: 1 package Butter Pecan Cake mix 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted 1 egg Mix together and press into a greased 9×13 pan. Filling: 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened 1 box powdered sugar 2 eggs Beat all together until creamy. Pour over [Continue]

NaNa’s Meatballs

I don’t know where NaNa originally found this recipe but I now consider it hers. Hope you don’t mind if I post this NaNa! I had several requests for it after preparing it yesterday evening. NaNa’s Meatballs 2 cups BBQ sauce (note 1) 1 cup bourbon (note 2) 1 cup prepared mustard (note 3) 1 [Continue]

Fabulous rolls

This is a super-simple, amazingly delicious recipe for rolls. Making them in the cast iron skillet keeps them warm all through the meal (if they last that long) as well. Click on this link… Buttered Rosemary Rolls Note: If you don’t have sea salt, use Kosher salt..

Grandy’s Never Fail (Christmas) Cookies

This is Grandy’s recipe for rolled and decorated Christmas cookies. For those of you who don’t know, Grandy was my grandmother, Daisy Bowen. 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 3 eggs, slightly beaten 1 1/2 [Continue]