Butterflake Rolls

Iconic Watson family Thanksgiving roll recipe.

Butterflake Rolls

1 1/3 cup scalded milk, cooled to lukewarm 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast, dissolved in 1/3 cup warm water 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 cups flour 1/2 cup butter, softened Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix eggs, sugar, and […]

Roasted Vegetable Chili

This is a vegetarian riff on some of the same flavors that I used in my Damn Good Chili recipe. Only with less meat. The recipe also pulls in some inspiration from The Pioneer Woman’s Roasted Vegetable Minestrone. Between all the roasting of things and the fermentation (beer and soy), we get plenty of […]

Steamed Whole Fish

Steamed Whole Fish

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes

1 large minced garlic clove 1/8 t. sugar 4-5 thin slices fresh ginger 1 c. sliced celery 1/4 c. chopped green onions 1 T. sesame oil 1 T. rice wine 2 T. dark soy sauce 1 2-lb. whole fish (mackeral, trout, bass, etc.) Clean […]

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars Bars Frosting

4 eggs 1 2/3 C. sugar 1 C. vegetable oil 2 C. (16 oz.) pumpkin 2 C. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. cloves 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

8 oz. cream cheese 1 C. soft butter or margarine 2 […]

Damn Good Chili

Good chili starts with strong flavors. This chili has plenty of that. We let fermentation (beer, whiskey, and soy) do its thing for us to give flavors that fresh food just doesn’t have. This makes a lot of chili, so it’s a good thing it tastes so good.

Damn Good Chili Meats 2 […]

Raspberry Sorbet

Last summer we bought a bunch of raspberries with the intention to make a bunch of jam. But we really got too much. So after freezing 24 pints of jam, I just juiced the rest of the raspberries and ended up with about 8 cups of juice. Into the freezer!

Now it is time to […]

Cherry Fluffy

I searched for “cherry fluffy” on Google and none of it was the genuine article. This is one of my favorite childhood desserts, along with several others that I just can’t get enough of (oatmeal cake, apple pudding, cherry cheesecake, etc.) I have to post this to share and to make sure that it is […]

Roasted Cranberry Sauce

One of Oregon’s food exports is the cranberry, accounting for about 5% of the nationwide harvest. This year, we bought some local cranberries to make into cranberry sauce. My first time ever. Historically, it was Dad’s job (which he relished a lot) to make the cranberry sauce. His was usually ground up with oranges, sugar […]

Spicy Mediterranean Chili

Recently I participated in a chili contest and this is the recipe that I came up with. I was feeling like making something different than your standard run-of-the-mill chili, so I went with a Mediterranean theme. I was hoping to win the hottest chili award, but I did not. But talking with the two others […]

Nouveau Baked Beans

When you think of baked beans, you usually mentally insert Boston at the front. These are not Boston Baked Beans. More like Chickpea Popcorn or something. They make a great, tasty, healthful snack.

Nouveau Baked Beans 2 C. cooked garbanzo beans (~ 3/4 C. dry beans, prepared) olive oil seasonings

Coat the beans in olive […]