Dried beans might seem too homey for some people, but our family likes them. From another standpoint, they are inexpensive, feed a lot of people and are easy to make.
Sometimes we get tired of the same foods for breakfast, such as homemade biscuits and all that usually goes with them for a true Southern breakfast. Well, maybe we don’t get tired of EATING this delicious morning meal … just too tired to make it ourselves.
Having grown up in a part of the South where potatoes are a big part of our meals, I sometimes forget that there are regions where rice is just as important as the “spud.”
Before starting work at the Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in New York City, I would never have thought about making a genoise. To be truthful, I had never heard of this French dessert.
This chilly weather calls for chili. Everyone has a favorite chili. My granddaughter Meagan and her husband, Brandon, make some of the best chili I have ever eaten. No need to ask for the recipe, because they don’t use a recipe. I guess you could call their version a “pantry” chili, because …
It’s not too early to think about starting the new year with positive thoughts about a healthier lifestyle. It seems that this is one of the top resolutions made each year.
As a child, candy-making at Christmas was a memorable time. Everyone in our family had his or her favorite, which they usually shared. I enjoyed them all, but nothing could compare with my dad’s taffy.
Having grown up in the South, I could not agree with a statement I read recently that said, “apples cannot be grown in the South.” After thinking about this, I realized that perhaps the person making this statement was thinking of those “beautiful” apples you buy at the supermarket, because …
A bowl of fresh green beans is one of the most popular side dishes for any kind of meat, whether it is chicken, pork, or beef. Vegetarians will probably agree that they are also a tasty part of an all-vegetable meal. No one in our family was a true vegetarian, but many times we did not have …
My niece Marcella and I have spent many hours in the kitchen experimenting with recipe ideas. I haven’t been to visit her in Arkansas in quite a while, but we still “talk” recipes.
Do you think of yourself as an adventurous cook who doesn’t mind trying unique recipe ideas from time to time? If so, you might like my Bayou Bagel Burgers, which can be grilled or cooked in an iron skillet on the stovetop.
My family is probably wondering when I am going to stop adding cookbooks and old recipe boxes to my large collection. “Probably never,” as long as I am here to enjoy them. Sometimes I try to imagine the old kitchen and those special hands that used these recipes.