How to Make Bread Crumbs

How to Make Bread Crumbs

Remember all that free bread that I’ve been getting? Today, I turned some of it into bread crumbs because it just pains me to pay $3-4 for a box of crumbs.

If you’ve never made bread crumbs before, you should definitely give it a try. Here’s what you do. [Read more...]

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

Yesterday, I bought 86 ears of corn, and when you have that much corn on your hands, you start to look for a few shortcuts. So, I decided to pull out a couple of my crockpots to see if I could successfully cook corn on the cob that way. I tested two different methods, and one of them was a winner. Here’s how I recommend doing it. [Read more...]

How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator

How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrators

Living in the South, sun-dried tomatoes aren’t much of an option for me. It’s just too humid outside for tomatoes to dry out properly. But that’s okay because I can make the same thing in my dehydrator. I made my first batch of the season yesterday, and thought I’d take you through the process. [Read more...]

Berry Cobbler in a Jar

Berry Cobbler in a Jar

Whenever I need help picking berries, I promise to make cobbler afterwards. That always gets me plenty of volunteers. I used that trick earlier this week when I wanted help picking mulberries. But instead of making my normal cobbler, I decided to try something different: I made little, individual cobblers in half-pint jars. It’s something I’d been meaning to try for a while, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

I spent some time trying to figure out how to pack all of the things that I love about cobbler into tiny jars. Then, I headed to the kitchen for a test run. And? My culinary experiment was a definite success. The berry filling was thick, not soupy. The buttermilk biscuit tops were cooked to perfection, with none of that doughy underside that you sometimes end up with. And the cobbler didn’t overflow the jars, either. Woo hoo! I love it when things come out right the first time.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when I bake, I like to bake BIG, so I can enjoy tasty things for several days. And so, this recipe makes 12 servings. That’s three day’s worth of desserts for my family of four, or enough for a party.

Since these cobblers are in jars, they’re easy to transport, too. Just screw the lid on, and you can throw them in a lunchbox or take them on a picnic. And if you make them in freezer jars, you could even toss them in the freezer, and pull a couple out whenever your sweet tooth strikes.

Ready to give my recipe a whirl? Here it is. [Read more...]

Pimento Cheese Salad Dressing

Pimento Cheese Salad Dressing

A month or so back my sister e-mailed to tell me brag that she was currently eating a salad with pimento cheese salad dressing. We’re both pimento cheese freaks, so the idea of pimento cheese in dressing form was a big deal. The kind of big deal that you e-mail about in the middle of a work day. I’m not sure where she got the salad, or who the genius was behind the dressing, but it immediately got me thinking about how I could turn my pimento cheese recipe into salad dressing.

I finally got some time to play in my kitchen this morning and … well let’s just say I sent her an e-mail to brag that I’d be eating a salad with pimento cheese salad dressing for lunch.

If you’re as excited about pimento cheese as we are, you definitely need to try this recipe (so you can send your own brag e-mail). [Read more...]