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22 05, 2015

Jo Dale’s Homemade Texas Barbeque Sauce—Winning Barbeque Sauce


This recipe tied for 1st place at our tasting party, and it is a very easy recipe! Click here to read about the tasting party and other winning sauces. Ingredients 1 cup ketchup 2 Tbsp. butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 tsp. ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 01, 2015

Fruit Salad (Salad or Dessert?)—Updating A Family Tradition


I have always loved my family's fruit salad, but maybe that is because it is as much dessert as salad, and you know how much I love dessert.  This salad was always, and I mean always, on our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tables, but I love it any time of year.  Even though I will always ...[ get the full recipe ]

6 01, 2015

Texas Sheet Cake Brownies

2023-01-15T21:43:24+00:00Cooking Blog|

Growing up in Texas, one of my earliest memories of food was a neighbor's amazing chocolate cake with fudge---yes, fudge---icing.  I still remember visiting her when I was three or four and eating two huge pieces of this cake!  She called it 22-minute cake because it is quick and easy to make, but the ...[ get the full recipe ]

3 01, 2015

Homemade Granola with Nuts, Dried Fruit, and Chocolate Chips!


This recipe results in granola with lots of small pieces and a few larger chunks.  It is intended as a snack mix or crunchy topping for oatmeal, yogurt and fruit or ice cream, so there is a high ratio of nuts to oats in this recipe.  Here's to a healthy and homemade New Year! ...[ get the full recipe ]

30 12, 2014

Cheddar Cheese Wafers (aka Cheddar Cheese Crackers)


These wafers are also known as Cheddar Cheese Shortbread. They are great for parties and make excellent gifts. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 stick butter (8 Tbsp.) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 5 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)---sharp white cheddar works ...[ get the full recipe ]

23 12, 2014

Pie Crust Blog Tasting Party

2023-01-17T19:14:23+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Tasting Parties|

I must apologize for the lateness of this post, but as many of you know by now, yesterday was my last day at my old job and today was my first day at the new one.  That means that things have been hectic.  But work craziness aside, it is time to report on our ...[ get the full recipe ]

23 12, 2014

Perfect Pie Crust Recipe


Servings:   This recipe makes two pie crusts. Ingredients (shown in the yellow dish) 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter 1/4 cup vegetable shortening* 3/4 tsp. salt 5-7 Tbsp. ice cold water Variations:  You can replace the 1/4 cup vegetable shortening with 1/4 cup of any of the following ingredients:  1/4 cup ...[ get the full recipe ]

6 12, 2014

Recreating Jeff’s Favorite—Coq au Vin

2023-01-17T19:12:35+00:00Cooking Blog|

Jeff asked me if I could make one of his favorite comfort-like foods---Coq au Vin.  I must admit that I love it too, but I probably wouldn't label it a comfort food.  For me, that has to be mac & cheese!  But we will leave my favorite mac & cheese recipe for another day.  ...[ get the full recipe ]

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