Category Archives: Cooking

Mammy’s Pumpkin Pie

Here is another recipe from the cookbook of my Great-grandmother. BTW, her name was Kate Dwyer. My oldest daughter is named after her; Kathryn.
This is her recipe for pumpkin pie. In my family, the regular kind of pumpkin pie (you … Continue reading

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

My whole family loves this stuff.  Do your children eat Ranch on everything like mine do?  Then this is something you should think about making.
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Time To Brine The Turkey

I’ve been brining our Thanksgiving turkey for about 6 years now.  It makes a delicious, tender, juicy bird. And its not difficult to do! Here are instructions and some brine recipes for you to use this year.   
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Thanksgiving Prep – My Lists

Here are all my daily lists for preparing for Thanksgiving. I’ve gathered them together from all over this site so you can use them if you want to.  The lists start on Friday, November 20th and go through Thanksgiving Day, … Continue reading

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Spice Mixes You Can Make

These mixes are easy to make and store.  I prefer to buy ingredients and make things like mixes myself instead of paying someone else to make them. Plus, you can determine what goes in to your mixes, you don’t need … Continue reading

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Cream Of Soup Recipes

Here are three recipes to replace those cream of soups in your cooking.
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Chicken And Dumplings

Did you know that there are at least three ways of making the dumplings for Chicken and Dumplings?  My Mother used to use biscuit dough and the dumplings she made were soft and fluffy. My husband’s grandmother made dumplings that … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Noodles

There is nothing as satisfying as a homemade meal and nothing as personally satisfying as making something from scratch that you normally purchase.  Making pasta or noodles is a great way to branch out into homemade food and a great … Continue reading

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