Category: Cooking

  • Mom’s Eat or Freeze Vegetable Soup

    Mom’s Eat or Freeze Vegetable Soup

    Growing up, my mom would make the most delicious vegetable soup at least once a year.  She’d freeze it for later, bring it camping, up to the mountains, etc.  It was a staple in our home during the winter months, and with fresh bread, it was a real treat!  When I was starting my own […]

  • Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

    Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

    These green beans are absolutely delicious!  They can be served immediately or prepared ahead of time (follow steps 1-3 and store for 1-2 days before finishing). What I Used: 1.5 lbs fresh green beans 5 strips thick-cut bacon Garlic salt to taste 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar 4 Tbsp butter Mise en place Wash green […]

  • Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

    Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

    What I Used: 8 small Idaho potatoes 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup half-half 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper Green onion for garnish (1) Wash, peel potatoes. (2) Quarter potatoes, place in large pot. (3) Barely cover with water, cover, bring to a boil on high heat, turn down to medium heat […]

  • Southern Apricot Glazed Carrots

    Southern Apricot Glazed Carrots

    What I Used: 2 lbs large carrots 2 Tbsp butter 1/3 cup apricot preserves 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp grated orange peel 2 tsp lemon juice Mise en place Wash and peel carrots Cut carrots on the diagonal Add 1 1/2 cups water, cover, steam for 20 minutes (1)  Melt butter […]

  • Nana’s Stuffing

    Nana’s Stuffing

    What I Used: 1/2 large yellow onion (enough for 1 1/2 cup chopped) 3-4 stalks celery (enough for 1 1/2 cup chopped) 8 cups shredded bread  (you’ll want to use a hearty bread that will hold up to moisture and cooking) 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning 1/2 tsp […]