Cast Iron Recipe Ideas

Cast Iron Recipe Ideas

Cast Iron Cooking. I love cooking on cast iron. It’s old. Dependable. A wonderful conductor of heat. It goes from stovetop to oven, plus it gives traces of iron to your food, which is just a bonus! Below are a few of my favorite Cast …

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Moms work hard taking care of their families. They cook for them and take care of their bodily needs. Wash their clothes. Kiss boo-boos on knees and elbows. They read countless stories, say prayers, and tuck their children into bed at night. What better time …

Mexican Dinner Recipe Ideas

Mexican Dinner Recipe Ideas

Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at home this year? Here are some of our favorite Mexican Dinner Recipe Ideas should you decide to celebrate May 5 at home with your family. Or Taco Tuesday. Or (my favorite) Fish Tacos on Friday with Margaritas! …

A Traditional Italian Dinner

A Traditional Italian Dinner

Here’s a Traditional Italian Dinner I served to our family with six courses that lasted over 2 hours. This type of meal is more like an event–perhaps on a Sunday afternoon with family and friends and plan for plenty of visiting in-between courses. Because there are …

13 Favorite Sourdough Recipes

13 Favorite Sourdough Recipes

I made my first (and only) sourdough starter in June 2013 and Bertha is still going strong today! Sourdough has become a staple in our house, and we absolutely LOVE it! In fact, I rarely, if ever, buy store-bought bread. I allot one day a …

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Do you have a bit of Irish blood in you? Here are a few Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes you might try to celebrate the Irish. Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Cobblers, and anything Green.  Both sides of our families have delved into genealogical records enough to …

Favorite Valentine Chocolate Desserts

Favorite Valentine Chocolate Desserts

Valentine’s Day is a rather special day for me. Obviously, it’s a day centered around hearts, love, and chocolate. But it’s also the day my husband and I married. On a Wednesday night. In an ice storm. This year we’ll celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary, …

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Once Thanksgiving arrives, I gear up for lots of holiday baking. Cookies, breads, cakes, and special desserts–many of which turn into food gifts for loved ones. I love the warm spices that scent the air–cinnamon, peppermint, nutmeg, and cloves. Can a person have too many …

Oktoberfest – German Food Recipes

Oktoberfest – German Food Recipes

Being Lutheran with German heritage on both sides of my husband’s family, we enjoy lots of German food. Which means, we eat a lot of cabbage and sausage! Every year, our church holds a celebration of food for Oktoberfest – German Food Recipes.   What …

Labor Day Menu Ideas

Labor Day Menu Ideas

Labor Day is the last Summer Holiday before days turn short and the air turns cool–A perfect time for one last BBQ with the family. Try one or all of these Labor Day Menu Ideas to help celebrate your weekend.   Labor Day Menu Ideas …