In-a-Pinch Pizza Crust

| October 13, 2011

Normally, I make my pizza dough from scratch using flour, oil, sugar, yeast, etc.  However, I may have discovered a new favorite pizza crust ~ one that would make true Italians cringe.  But, since I’m not Italian, it matters not. Pizza was on the menu the other night.  As luck would have it, just about [...]

Green Chile Chicken and Rice Goop

| May 18, 2011

Allow me to preface this with the fact that ‘Goop’ is the term Darling Husbie lovingly coined for the word ‘casserole.’  It’s become common word around here, and a standard reply to the question, “What are we having for dinner?”  Goop.  A nice simple one-word answer.  And, how blessed am I to be married to [...]

Cashew Chicken

| December 28, 2010

I am working on revamping our menu plan a little here at the Farmstead.  We really enjoy Chinese food, so I decided I’d get adventurous and expand beyond our traditional Beef and Chicken Stir Fry dishes.  [Whoa!  Wild woman in the house!]  I found a Cashew Chicken recipe that fit my cooking criteria ~ simple [...]

Soup Sunday: Chicken and Dumplings

| October 19, 2009

Hooray!  Yippee!  Woo-to-the-hoo!  I did it!  I finally found a dumpling recipe that let me succeed in my attempt to make Chicken and Dumplings.  I even heard those words I so carefully listen for while Darling Husbie’s eating, “This is tasty, Baby.”  Squeeeeeee!  I know this is a keeper recipe, now! I cannot tell you [...]

Soup Sunday: Okra Stew

| September 27, 2009

I am a woman blessed with a man who is very easy to please when it comes to meals.  Being content and thankful for whatever dish I place before him, Darling Husbie rarely makes any requests.  So, when he does, I sit up and take notes. One said request has been for Okra Stew ~ [...]