Category Archives: County Cooking

Nancy’s Kitchen

turkey casserole

We had family over for Thanksgiving but instead of turkey, we had a spiral ham. There is several ways to use leftover ham such as ham sandwiches, dry beans cooked with ham, ham casseroles, etc. There are plenty of ways

Thanksgiving recipes a combined effort


With the coming of Thanksgiving, there will be last minute preparations on birds, hams and other savory main dishes. There will be too many side dishes, including the green bean casseroles, cranberry sauce and yams, all with their own twists,

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

Hurricane Club- Soft-shell crab

I remember as a kid, when mom would make soft-shell crabs. It was always a special occasion, or somebody’s birthday. They are, and have always been very expensive to buy. But my daddy was a swamp man, before Swamp People

Nancy’s Kitchen

pumpkin crunch cake

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  My best friend, Audrey Lawson from Bridge City, sent me this week’s recipe that would be an excellent and different addition to Thanksgiving dinner.  Although I have not tried it yet, I am sure

Nancy’s Kitchen

strawberry icecream

In late September, my cousin, Marjorie Clark, from Baton Rouge called me and asked if I wanted to travel with her to visit her brother and his wife, Howard E. (also my cousin of course) and Joyce Grant in the

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

pecan pie cupcake

Pecan pie says it all – fall, Thanksgiving and holiday dinner parties. I have personally never been to a holiday party where there wasn’t a pecan something or other. It’s just a Southern thing. These pecan pie cupcakes will be

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

peanut butter cheese ball

This item is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas office parties. I have taken this to family gatherings and parties many times. Not only is it easy to make, but it can be made ahead of time and frozen or refrigerated.

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

cooking with katherine dracula cookies web

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.