My Mommas and Their Recipes, Part 2

This Momma is one of my greatest blessing in life, my husband’s mom, Celia. I call her Momma because she is more than just an in-law to me, she is the answer to many prayers and I cannot imagine my life without her in it. I prayed for a mother-in-law who would love me asContinue reading “My Mommas and Their Recipes, Part 2”

Preparing for a Meat Shortage, because cooler heads must prevail

Please please PLEASE don’t get sucked into the hysteria! Don’t Doomsday-prep and run out to every grocery store in a 50 mile radius and buy up each piece of meat you can get your hands on because the internet said you won’t be able to even buy meat within a month. The word shortage meansContinue reading “Preparing for a Meat Shortage, because cooler heads must prevail”

My Mommas and Their Recipes, Part 1

Mother’s Day. The day we celebrate our moms, are celebrated as moms and mourn the moms we have lost. I have been blessed in my life to have several bonus moms- friends of my parents, my friends’ moms, and moms of the heart from many of my life paths. These women have blessed me withContinue reading “My Mommas and Their Recipes, Part 1”

Takeout during Quarantine, because we want out favorite hangouts to be open when we can go out again

I had it all planned, a steaming bowl of stew and a thick, buttered slice of homemade bread for dinner. I was gathering all of ingredients when Superman called and said he was on his way home from work- 3 hours early. So my plans got moved to tomorrow, which is fine. The best laidContinue reading “Takeout during Quarantine, because we want out favorite hangouts to be open when we can go out again”

Taking a Meal to a Grieving Family, because it’s more than just food

I have said this many times about myself- food is my love language. Plow our driveway in the winter? Here’s a batch of dinner rolls. Have a new baby? Here’s a couple meals to throw in the freezer. Come home from vacation? Here’s breakfast, half and half for your coffee, and dinner. This is howContinue reading “Taking a Meal to a Grieving Family, because it’s more than just food”

Melt in your mouth Steak and Mushrooms with Seasoned, Grilled Potatoes

One of my friends sent me a meme a couple years back that said “I love cooking with wine, sometimes it even goes in the food!” Well, this recipe is kinda like that. A bottle of red met its end with this recipe, and some of it even went in the food! This is BigContinue reading “Melt in your mouth Steak and Mushrooms with Seasoned, Grilled Potatoes”

Easy, Cozy Chili and Cornbread

Yesterday was cold. Like the windy, damp, cloudy, brrrrr kind of cold. So what’s a Midwestern girl to do? Make some chili and cornbread of course! I’m one of those people who gravitate to a steaming bowl of comfort food when it’s cold or rainy. On days like that, all I wanna do is curlContinue reading “Easy, Cozy Chili and Cornbread”

Grandma Emily’s Butter Cookies

This recipe is at least 60 years old, but that doesn’t mean it’s history. This recipe is like the famous kind of history, and it is a recipe that has become associated with me because of how often I make these incredible cookies. I have never been able to find out where the original recipeContinue reading “Grandma Emily’s Butter Cookies”