Revamped East Texas Chicken Spaghetti


  Over the first 20 or so years of my life, I consumed dozens of East Texas casseroles at one potluck or another. Everything from Tater Tot Casserole to Broccoli Cheese & Rice Casserole to Hominy & Cheese Casserole to Cornbread Dressing. Nearly every casserole had two things in common: Velveeta cheese and Campbell’s Condensed…

Aspiring Home Canner


For the past several months I’ve been experimenting with incredibly basic canning techniques. Refrigerator pickles and hot peppers is as far as I’ve gotten, but I have attended one demonstration with a pressure canner, thanks to a couple of dear friends, and my confidence is building. In the near future, my goal is to can…

Steak & Green Bean Frites


Herman’s Meat Shop in Newark, DE is the only place we purchase steaks from anymore. They are a masterfully talented butcher shop with the most down-to-earth, kind and attentive staff you’ll ever meet. I always hope there will be a bit of a wait for my order, as I love to stand off to the…