Keyword: Potatoes


…Better Than A Bag When I was still in school, I worked in a potato chip factory. I quickly learned that chips off the line were much better than those from a […]

How to Make Potato Chips


There are lots of recipes online for various potato casseroles.  The most famous of the potato casseroles may be a Shepherd’s Pie.  It’s a great way to use those leftover […]

Easy Meal: How to Make a Shepherd’s Pie



Plus, how to make crispy hash browns. My oldest son and his family were in town from Minnesota. We stopped at a country diner for breakfast. Half of our party […]

How to Make a Skillet Breakfast


(Includes how to make a sandwich wrap) Last weekend Merri Ann and I went hiking with our 9-year old granddaughter, Anna.  It was delightful.  Anna and Merri Ann took pictures […]

A Lunch for a Mountain Hike




This is the recipe that Merri Ann used for Easter dinner mashed potatoes.  It’s a combination of several recipes that she found on line with her own simple seasoning.  Good […]

Merri Ann’s Crock Pot Potatoes



Principles for Great Biscuits Ten Tips to Make Perfect Biscuits Five Common Mistakes When Making Biscuits Make-Ahead Biscuits and Scones Biscuits on the Run A Guide to Making Sweet Biscuits […]

Biscuit Recipes and Articles




We got the idea for this monkey bread from a recipe that we found on our friend Linda Kilbride’s site, Recipe Goldmine. We thought our Swedish Vanilla Almond Bread would […]

Cherry Almond Monkey Bread Recipe




This is our all-time favorite chicken skillet dinner—chicken and new potatoes slathered in sour cream. We’ve been making it for years, ever since we lived in Alaska where we grew […]

Chicken and New Potatoes Skillet Dinner


  Sweet Potato Pie Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie Favorite Pumpkin Pie Explore Pecan Pies Southern Chess Pie Walnut Chess Pie Black Bottom Chocolate Pie Mississippi Mud Pie Chocolate Pecan Pie […]

Custard Pie Recipes



Teeny Tiny Spices Taco Seasoning
How to Make Simple Meals with Spices It’s been two years now since we started carrying spice blends from The Teeny Tiny Spice Company of Vermont. I’ve used them every […]

How to Make Simple Meals with Spices


On Sundays, we invite our children and their families over for dinner.  Last Sunday, Merri Ann and I made pulled pork sandwiches.  They were very good and very easy.  Here’s […]

Really Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches



This is my favorite time of year, September and early October.  I love the cooler weather, the crisp bite in the mornings.  I love the mountains in the fall, the […]

Fall Picnics | Ideas for Great Fall Picnics


Here’s how to make thin crust pizzas in 15 minutes. The secret’s in the thin crust.  Thin crusts don’t have to rise so you don’t have to wait. It’s easiest with […]

How to Make Pizzas Quicker than Delivery



There are five steps to making a cream soup: Cook the starch*.  Most cream soups have a flour base and often an onion for flavoring.  Sauté the onion in butter.  […]

How to Make Cream Soup


Throw a cut-up potato in.  The potato will act like a sponge and soak up the salt.  Throw the potato away before serving.  Soup still too salty?  Sometimes a little […]

Too much salt in the soup: Soup too salty?



We like new red potatoes—boiled, fried, and in a potato salad. When we boil a pot of these potatoes, we always make extra to put in the refrigerator. If they […]

New Red Potatoes with Cilantro


We took our potato and ranch biscuits and added sharp cheddar cheese.  We left the ranch dressing in which added a bit of extra flavor to help the cheese.  These […]

Cheddar Potato Biscuits