Wild Leeks with Bacon & Potatoes

OK spring is finally, SLOWLY, creeping it’s way into Michigan. I haven’t found any morels yet, but we did harvest bucketfuls of wild leeks, better known as ramps. Wild leeks are totally different than the big, fat leeks in grocery stores. These are tiny, about as big around as a pencil. These little spring veggies […]

Pork Chops & Veggies

This recipe is so easy, it almost doesn’t need writing. But, because it’s simple and speedy, it has become a frequent supper at our house. Any sturdy vegetable will work here; carrots, rutabaga, cubes of winter squash, etc. Ingredients: 2 pounds pork chops 1 pound green beans 1 pound potatoes lard Lawry’s salt Directions: Preheat […]

Bean Stew

I gotta say, working my way through these Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbooks was a great idea. I have yet to be disappointed. Today’s recipe for Bean Stew was modified from a Great Northern Bean stew by Ellen Anders of Big Bend Wisconsin from the 35th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest in 1992. She originally used a 28 ounce jar of Great Northern beans, […]

Hunter’s Chicken

  When you’re seeking out new recipes, there’s no need to stick with “gluten free” cookbooks. Most cookbooks have recipes for naturally gluten free dishes or can easily be adapted to make them gluten free. Honestly, I’ve had better luck transforming Granny’s old recipes into gluten free than any “gluten free” recipe I’ve found on the internet. […]

Ham & Cabbage

School starts next week. How is that even possible???!!! Things get a little crazy around here once the kids are back in school and my slow cooker works overtime with the rest of us. I have 4 slow cookers & Crock Pots (Had 5, broke the big one. It’s on my “to-do list”). Today we […]

Pork Roast

6 pound bone-in pork shoulder butt (or, any nice hunk of pork) salt & pepper 1 onion, sliced lard 12 ounce bottle hard cider 1/4 cup maple syrup Before cooking, let roast set at room temperature for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 400. Sprinkle roast with salt & pepper.  In Large skillet, cook onion in lard over medium […]

Spaghetti Pie

I’ve seen quite a few recipes for spaghetti pie floating around Pinterest. They do look tasty, but most include cream of this-or-that soup and fake cheese. To quote Amy Poehler “Good for her, not for me.” I’m not claiming this is a totally healthy meal, I just draw the line a canned soup & “not cheese”. […]

Oven Fried Chicken

I found this recipe for Chicken A La Maryland in my little Pyrex cookbook from 1953. It’s a great oven-fried chicken recipe. Perfect for a picnic with plenty of leftovers for sandwiches.

Crustless Quiche for 2 or 3

My hens have been working overtime. I probably have hundreds of eggs in my refrigerator right now. I’ve been cooking them every way I can think of. We’ve had scrambled eggs, fried eggs, egg salad and breakfast casseroles. I’ve hard-boiled dozens & dozens of eggs for the pigs & dog. I’m still drowning in eggs! Quiche is great, […]

Granny’s Gołąbki

Golabki is really just a Polish cabbage roll. They take a while to make, but the process is simple. Golabki makes a hearty, winter dish. Perfect for supper in a little ol’ farmhouse on a cold February evening. I’m pretty sure golabki are the original Polish comfort food. I made mine with venison & they […]