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Homemade Pizza Dough
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Homemade Pizza Dough

If you have never made a yeast dough from scratch, pizza dough is a great start. It is easy to knead, elastic and just plain fun to work with. I love to see the magical transformation of a shaggy glob into risen dough. It’s…

July 23, 2017
New Mexico Gazpacho
Cooking New Mexico Cuisine Recipes Sides Soups

New Mexican Gazpacho

New Mexican Gazpacho I am a salsaholic. If I had to choose my last meal, salsa and chips would be included. But then there is the guilt. Those chips are so fattening. Well, this cold soup is my guilt free solution. It really is…

July 14, 2017
roasted cauliflower
Cooking Recipes Sides

Roasted Cauliflower 

It has been brutally hot for the last week so I have loathed being in the kitchen at the hottest part of the day to cook dinner. We have no air conditioning. Today we had a bit of relief so I roasted cauliflower in…

June 24, 2017
Slow Cooker Brisket
Cooking Main Dishes Recipes slow cooker

Slow Cooker Brisket

Slow cooker cooking is a beautiful thing, but especially when the weather gets warm. A nice roast without heating up the kitchen for hours with a hot oven. Make a big one because the leftovers are even better.…

June 5, 2017
Cooking with Cast Iron Pork Chops
Cooking Main Dishes Recipes Sides Vintage

Cooking with Cast Iron

Last night I returned to cooking basics. Simple pan sautéed pork chops with a Vermouth pan sauce. I have a Griswold cast iron pan that dates to between 1920 and 1940. It is smooth as silk and seasoned to perfection.…

May 19, 2017