During a recent recipe search, I realized that many of my “go to” recipes are named for friends or family. Recipes with titles such as Linda’s Tomato Soup, Vicki’s Brisket or Turner’s Pound Cake fill my collection. And I am not alone in including names in recipe titles. Why do I name these recipes? Why do we name recipes that way?
January in Mississippi is wet and cold, and many days can pass without seeing the sun or enjoying the outdoors. When my children were much younger, we often decided that it would be fun for us to cook together on these long “inside” days. I dreamed that this would be a fun, educational, and an enriching family time - - Wrong.
Each year, we make treats to share with our neighbors, friends and family. In the past, I have made bread for teachers, snack mix for neighbors and bundles of sweets for friends and family. These are recipes for a few of our favorite holiday gift items.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the sights and smells of that big meal are all over the grocery stores. Believe it or not, now is the time to buy a turkey. If you buy a large frozen bird, as we do, it takes about four to six days for it to completely thaw in the refrigerator. Plan to buy your frozen bird this week.
This time of the year can be quite chaotic at our house. The transition back to school from the lazy days of summer to the crazy days of fall is a wild one. With homework, practices, weekend games, school and other activities, I never seem to have time to cook. That is why I love this recipe.
I do not know when all of the intolerance for gluten has developed, but I am learning about more and more people living a gluten-free lifestyle. Whether that decision is by necessity or by choice, the good news is that there are a lot of gluten-free options and your dinner menu never has to suffer for lack of gluten.
It is back to school time for many, and it is the perfect time to start a cooking club. This time of year, I am constantly trying to find new and interesting meals for my family. It seems like I am always making the same old thing.