Tag: Cooking

Out of the Cast Iron Pan and into the Fire

Out of the Cast Iron Pan and into the Fire

When a friend gave me a gift of a cast iron pan, I was very appreciative. She’s a great cook and she swore by her great-grandmother’s hand-me-down cast iron pan. Apparently it had been in the family since they migrated east from the great plains in the 1800’s where they used to cook scorpions in their cast iron pans over an open flame…

Cooking with Tracy!

Cooking with Tracy!

Forgot to food shop?  No time to make a fancy meal? YOU’VE BEEN COOKING FOR YOUR FAMILY FOR TWENTY YEARS AND YOU’RE OUT OF IDEAS? No problem! You probably have everything you need for a healthy, delicious, quick dinner right in your pantry and beyond.  OK… maybe not healthy and delicious, but probably edible and non-life threatening. And if your…

Killing it in the Kitchen

“Show me your spatula,” ordered my friend Hildie as she stood in my kitchen with her hands on her hips. “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” I replied. “Show me your spatula,” she repeated, ignoring me. “I’m sorry, but I just don’t think I know you well enough to share something so personal,” I responded. She reached…

No Loafing Around

No Loafing Around

Having been a mom for twenty years, I’ve figured out how to cook enough basic meals to keep my family alive. However, since I only have about a half dozen dishes that I’ve perfected, it was just a matter of time before my family got completely sick of my cooking. Even the dog was sick of the scraps that fell…