After Christmas, things slow down, and when things slow down, I often think that maybe I’ll find time to write. So it was in the latter part of December, in a moment of grand enthusiasm that in retrospect can likely … Continue reading Christmas Cooking Redux
Everyone likes to eat. God wired us to enjoy food, and to connect important concepts and good memories to feasting, and the contentment that comes with good food and refreshing drink. Think Passover and Communion; manna in the wilderness; milk … Continue reading As with the richest of foods
I always find it interesting to see how the Daughter is utterly unencumbered by the difficulties and discouragements that sometimes give me pause. Case in point, roll-out cookies. I have known really good cooks whose holiday baking produced stunningly beautiful … Continue reading The Autumn Leaves of Gingerbread
Salad preparation isn’t particularly difficult, but it is sometimes the last thing I feel like doing on those nights when everything is running behind! We tend to eat late because Ian doesn’t get home from Crew until 6:15 or so, and then … Continue reading Tossing a Salad!
We are a pizza eating family! You would think that we would get tired of it, but we never seem to. Frozen, delivery, California Pizza Kitchen, Y Not, Primo,or Bella, you name it, we love it – always with onions only on … Continue reading Onions only on half…
Grace’s AHG Cooking badge requires Explorer Level girls to make an easy casserole for family dinner time! We found an easy recipe that involved pasta and cheese, and then added some ground beef and spices – ingredients that are always well received in the Garner household! Grace followed the directions, and did all of the work herself! Mom hovered, and took lots of pictures (how annoying!) except I didn’t get a picture of the finished casserole…of course, it didn’t last long either. Easy and delicious! Ingredients: 1 jar of Pasta Sauce (26 oz) * 1.5 cups of water (we used a … Continue reading Yummy Baked Pasta Casserole for AHG
One of our all time favorite cookie recipes is from my first cook book, Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cookbook. A gift from my beloved Aunt Janet, when I was 9 or 10, this cookbook took me through college … Continue reading Mmmmolasses Crinkles!