1 tablespoon olive oil1 small yellow onion, grated2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 5 pieces) or chopped ham1 cup swiss or gruyere cheese, gratedsalt and pepper to taste12 eggs Preheat oven to 425°F.In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and spinach, […]

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening1 cup sugar2 eggs2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup applesauce1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves1/2 teaspoon nutmeg1/2 teaspoon salt1 package chocolate chips

Cream sugar and shortening in a medium mixing bowl. Add eggs and stir. Combine applesauce and soda in a liquid measuring cup and add to the mixing bowl. Add the […]

Banana Bread

The best banana bread ever. The nuts are not optional. More sour cream is advised. Even an extra banana won’t hurt.

1 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup shortening 3 eggs 1/2 tablespoon sour cream (or more) 1/2 tablespoon baking soda 1/2 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large crushed bananas 3 cups flour 3/4 cup […]

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 […]