Category Archives: Cooking

Collard Greens

I think I was about 20 years old before I ever ate collard greens. We just didn’t have them when I was growing up, though my Mother said her mother cooked them. I think my Dad didn’t like them and … Continue reading

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Elderberry Syrup Time!

The Elderberries are ripe and we’ve been picking them. Here’s my Elderberry syrup recipe. I’ve included the spices that I’ve been using in my Elderberry Syrup for a few years now.  We like it a lot!  In fact, I could … Continue reading

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Candied Orange Peel

Right after Christmas, when we have lots of citrus on hand, I start making candied orange peel. Its an old fashioned candy that folks used to make to keep from wasting the peel.  I like just plain orange peel, I … Continue reading

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Welsh Cakes

Last year I bought some Welsh Breakfast Tea from Tasha Tudor. Then, I made these yummy Welsh Cakes to go with it. It’s a perfect combination. Try some! Continue reading

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Turkey Vegetable Soup with Homemade Noodles

I was given the turkey carcass from last night’s fellowship dinner at Church. So tonight I am making turkey soup. With homemade noodles.
I have cooked the carcass in a big pot of water with some carrots, celery and onion for … Continue reading

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Meals For Large Crowds ~ Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken is a favorite of just about everyone who likes chicken. Its moist, flavorful and has a bit of a crust. Its not any more healthy than skillet fried chicken, but when you have a lot of people … Continue reading

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Easy Taco Soup Recipe

If you like tacos, here is a soup recipe that is bound to please you! Continue reading

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A Few 1860s Recipes

Each year I participate in an 1860s picnic by making all the food for the re-enactors and interpreters.  This year the menu was:
Roast Chicken
Pork Pies
Various Pickled Vegetables
Cheeses
Fresh Fruit
Homemade Bread
Butter
Washington Pie, which is a cake!
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