I learned an amazing thing from a Boy Scout! You shouldn’t be surprised because Scouts are a pretty sharp bunch, but this was over the top! It was a cast iron Dutch oven apple pie recipe. As soon as I tasted it I considered it proudly stolen! Here’s […]
A few weeks ago I went to the store and bought a 12″ cast iron skillet because I was tired of only being able to do tiny, 9″ cornbreads. As a bonus in addition to life-sized cornbread rounds, this also gives me enough surface area to do steaks! […]
Our Countdown to Kili continues – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 42 days. . .This clip is two-in-one, with some images from our quiet family time, plus some quirky moments from our grocery shopping. Enjoy!
Red beans served with rice are a traditional southern thing, originating in (or at least coming to this country into) New Orleans and the surrounding area. Not only are they a traditional southern thing, but they are also a traditional Monday evening meal in the southern U.S. They […]
The teaser on our Facebook group yesterday was, “What do peanut butter, jalapenos, and barbecue sauce have in common?” Some people hypothesized heartburn or Pepsid, and that might be totally correct, but that’s not what we were thinking about. But before we get to the heart of this […]
Ellen helped with Foodie Friday!
Last week we posted an article about two crazy uses for okra that we were going to try out. One was stir-fried okra leaves and the other was coffee made out of okra seeds! We haven’t gotten around to the stir-fried okra greens yet, but we did try […]
A popular mid- to late-summer vegetable in the sweltering hot southern United States is okra, alternately called “lady fingers” or quingombo in various places. There are several common preparations for okra, including breaded in cornmeal and fried, cut up and boiled in stews (like gumbo) as a thickener, […]
One of the most prolific fruits of the garden around these parts are peppers! In my yard, jalapenos and banana peppers and long green peppers grow like weeds (though I’ve never been able to grow decent bell peppers). And when I say prolific, I mean just a few […]