traditional cinnamon rolls

Happy New Year 2017 Today is about doing absolutely nothing. Well…watching college football and serving up the traditional food of love that is all prepared and waiting in the freezer. For me that equates to “nothing.” It’s surprising how simple the preparations are, too. Our traditional New Year’s Day breakfast has always been: One Hour Cinnamon […]

better ‘n brownies

Yesterday was a blustery, cold day here. And what better way to celebrate such a day than with cookies? Chocolate- chocolate chip cookies! What else?  These are… Better ‘n Brownies Preheat the oven to 355° F. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 1/2 cup Crisco 1 cup light brown sugar (packed) 1 cup white sugar […]

hamburger buns

Tonight it’s burgers for supper.  And, that means homemade hamburger buns. Wonderful, and so easy 1 cup warm water 1 egg 2 Tablespoons butter 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons active dry yeast Dissolve the yeast & 1 Tablespoon of the sugar in 1/3 of the warm water. […]

cabbage burgers today

Kraut Runza We’ve been making these forever. In Colorado’s German-Russian communities they’re known as Cabbage Pockets, Beroks, Cabbage Buns or Krautburgers. In California they appear on bakery menus as Bierocks. My husband’s family, who immigrated to eastern Colorado from near Frank, Russia at the turn of the last century calls them Kraut Runza. It helps if you hold […]

turkey tetrazzini

turkey tetrazzini

Last of the turkey last night! So.o.o good. Wholesome and tasty. So.o.o simple. No prep time— just turn on the oven, fix a salad, pour a glass of wine and enjoy. I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you since before Christmas…but you know how that’s gone. One thing I can tell you, we’ve […]

peppers and pork

Early October brings our harvest to a close. This summer we’ve enjoyed lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and… Yellow Banana Peppers. Lots of ’em.  The days have remained very warm, right up until this week…mostly high 90’s and even a few triple digits…so I’ve been able to fill the freezer with these beauties for use over the […]