Category Archives: County Cooking

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cauliflower chowder

Today I am viewing the beautiful snowy wonderland from the window of my cozy warm house, sipping on Hot Raspberry Scripture Tea and munching Glazed Animal Cookies.  The scene is like a Colorado picture postcard. I have not even left

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root beer float cake

There are only two places in Minden to grocery shop; Brookshires and Wal-Mart.  Brookshires is in a remodeling process.  I am amazed at the spectacular changes.  On a recent grocery shopping trip, I spent time just wondering about the store in awe of

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pull apart pizza

Unlike most women, my sister-in-law, Ava, is not into shopping.  Her interest is any kind of sport whether it is football, baseball, basketball, volley ball, tennis, etc.  Growing up she was on the girls’ basketball and volley ball teams and was an

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Many years ago when I was a very young wife and mother, I had favorite “Sour Cream Blueberry Pie” recipe.  I think it was in a Betty Crocker cookbook.  Then one day I loaned the book to a niece and

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pork chop meal

Pork is my favorite meat whether it is ham, bacon, pork roast, ribs, sausage or pork chops.  I especially like cooking pork chops because there are such a large variety of ways to prepare them.  This is the one pot

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

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It’s no secret that I love seafood prepared just about any way. I also love one pot meals – anything convenient is a plus to me. I belong to several cooking groups, blogs and websites on the internet and this

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pork chop meal

Pork is my favorite meat whether it is ham, bacon, pork roast, ribs, sausage or pork chops.  I especially like cooking pork chops because there are such a large variety of ways to prepare them.  This is the one pot

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It’s not a good way to start a new year.  I have been confined to my house thus far this month of January because of an Upper Respiratory Infection.  I have had no appetite and have subsisted on mostly cereal and

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red velvet pie

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to share this recipe for those who like to cook for their loves. My fiance loves red velvet cake, so I will be making this in a heart shaped

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creamy corn soup

In the over 6 years I have lived in Minden, this is only the second time I have been down with an Upper Respiratory Infection.  It really wiped me out for a few days.  I don’t know which is worse;

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Crawfish Bread

There’s a scripture that says “Man cannot live by bread alone” but I think I could. I love bread – and this has been a lifelong love of mine too. It started back when I was a child and has

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When I was a child, probably 4 to 5 years old, I remember my mother serving carrots and green peas cooked together as part of our meal.  I did not like it but she made me sit there until I

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corn soup

In the over 6 years I have lived in Minden, this is only the second time I have been down with an Upper Respiratory Infection.  It really wiped me out for a few days.  I don’t know which is worse;

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

Crawfish Alfredo

With the colder weather coming on, I think about cooking comfort foods. I love anything thick, rich and hearty – it just makes sense to me. There’s nothing like cold weather outside and a warm oven inside. It just makes

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

pecan tarts

During the holidays, as far back as I can remember, my mama, Pat Brandon has made candies, cookies, breads and pecan tarts. Everybody wanted those pecan tarts. The person she always wanted to make sure got them though was John

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

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Pecan Pie Cupcakes are one of the most sinful, decadent desserts I have ever made. I first saw the recipe on a Facebook recipe page, and knew I had to try it. It’s a super easy dessert to whip up

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When families gather during the holidays, the thing on most people’s minds is food. We think of the turkey, ham, sweet potato pie and cranberry sauce. But who ever thinks of breakfast? Breakfast is essential to getting the day started

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My granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Cassie & John Rohrer, hosted Thanksgiving for the family this year.  They supplied the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and dinner rolls.  Cassie’s mother (my daughter), Carol Farley, provided the vegetables and fruit salad.  My assignment

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Pineapple Salad

One of my favorite things is coconut “anything.”  I realize there is some that do not like coconut but if you do this KEEPER would be so pretty on a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter dinner table. I prepared it for

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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

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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,