Category Archives: County Cooking

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

jalapeno wontons

While I have never tasted these, everybody who has eaten them tell me they are delicious. I like to make these for football game snacks, church gatherings or parties. They go great with Mexican dishes and a good cold beer,

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

rotisserie chicken

Every once in a while, I run across a recipe that I want to cook right away. I love to change recipes up and make them my own creation. I found this rotisserie recipe by accident when I was looking

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

enchilada bake

In my opinion, one dish meals are the greatest things ever thought of since sliced bread. They are great for working women, single people and for cook and freeze meals. I love to take this to potluck dinners at church,

Nancy’s Kitchen – The Best Hot Cakes I Ever Ate

Nancy McWhorter

I have a favorite cookbook titled “Beyond Grits and Gravy.”  It is compiled by Gwen McKee and Barbara Mosley.  They are the authors and editors of the Best of the Best State Cookbook series and Recipe Hall of Fame Collection.  I have several

Onion Crusted Pork Chops and Zucchini Fries

pork chops

This is one of the best pork chop / chicken breast meals I have ever eaten. The meat is very moist and tender, and tastes heavenly. My family likes this recipe with baked zucchini fries. I am including both recipes.

Crawfish Pie


Growing up in a Cajun family, I learned at a very young age to cook. It was in these earlier years, that I knew cooking would be one of my very favorite pastimes. I love finding recipes, and changing them

Nancy’s Kitchen

Nancy McWhorter

I don’t go camping and I don’t have a grill so I don’t grill but my daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Herb Farley do both.  I probably should explain. When my children were young, I had a living room but no

NANCY’S KITCHEN- John’s Toffee Bars

Nancy McWhorter

Men do cook.  Haven’t you noticed most professional chefs are men?  In homes around the country there are plenty of men that enjoy cooking.  They also make the best outdoor grillers. My grandson-in-law, John Rohrer, is one of those men

Nancy’s Kitchen: Lemon-Ginger Chicken Salad

Nancy McWhorter

I had two large chicken breasts thawing in my refrigerator.  I wanted to make a chicken salad but try something different from the way I usually prepare it.  I began to research my cookbooks and came across this KEEPER recipe

Nancy’s Kitchen-Jane’s Potato Soup

Nancy McWhorter

Fall is officially here which means winter is just around the corner.  In my opinion, there is nothing better than a warm, savory bowl of soup on a cold drizzly winter day.  My favorite soup is potato.  It brings back

Adult & Youth Canning Show Oct. 19

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in conjunction with Orange County Livestock Association Show will be hosting the Canning show at the Mauriceville Community Center. We are encouraging entries in the Youth Canning and Food Preservation Division from participants under age 18,

Cooking with Katherine: Trick-or-Treat Biscuit Pizzas

cooking with katherine - mini pizzas web

Here is a fun, quick and easy recipe for pizza treats that the kids and adults will surely love. Make sure you have some cookie cutters to decorate the biscuits for your holiday theme. I could see a football on top of these babies

Cooking with Katherine: Wide-eyed owl cupcakes

Cooking with Katherine - wide eyed owl cupcakes

Don’t you think this weather is just wonderful? Don’t get me wrong, I just love the summer months but sure am ready for those cool, crisp mornings to stick around for awhile. I found these cute little owl cupcakes and thought how great they would

Cooking with Katherine: Dracula Cookies

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Looks like fall is in the air and it’s time again for Trick or Treats. Of course, I always go for the treats. Here is a funny way to make special cookies that look like who? Why Dracula of course.

Fettuccine with lobster, tomatoes and saffron

Cooking with Katherine- Fettuccine with lobster, tomatoes and saffron web

Are you a lobster fan? Well here is a wonderful recipe that you can make and it incorporates pasta which is one of my favorite dishes to make! My son and his wife just came back from their trip overseas

Cooking with Katherine: Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

Cooking with Katherine bacon and egg muffin web

Here it is back to school once again. My, how the summer has seemed to just fly by for me this year. Do you have children you need to cook for in the morning? Well this week I have the

Cooking with Katherine: Grilled chicken with peach barbecue sauce

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Just came from the grocery store, and peaches are now so abundant and at a good price I might say.  I am not much at grilling so I try to find one of the girl’s boyfriends or my son to

Cooking with Katherine: Banana-Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Cooking with katherine - banana butter pecan ice cream web

OMG it has been so hot! My air has gone out twice in the past two weeks. Thank goodness though for back up air on the other side of the house. It is always good to have a plan-b for you know

Cooking with Katherine: Berry Pizza

Coconut berry pizza

Here is a fun pizza you and the kids can make at home. The great thing about this pizza is the fact that you can change out the fruit to the fruit you have on hand or perhaps leave out

Crustless Spinach & Mushrooms Slow-Cooker Quiche

Cooking with Katherine-Crustless Quiche

Hey everyone, I came across this neat slow-cooker recipe. It is so hot out there who wants to have to cut the oven on? Well now just pull out the slow-cooker and head off to work or go shopping because

Cooking with Katherine: Root Beer Bundt Cake

Cooking with Katherine-Root Beer Bundt Cake web

To me there is nothing like going to DQ (Dairy Queen) and getting a cold root beer float in the heat of the summer. How about when you are eating certain things like Barbecue? Can you tell I really do