Simple food is the best!


Faithful Readers, I wish the internet supported smell-o-vision. I’m cooking supper, and my kitchen smells amazing.

Simple food is my favorite thing. What I’m cooking here is one yellow onion, one kielbasa, both chopped up however you like, with a little bit of olive oil, and Montreal Steak seasoning to taste.

This is going to be served with buttered egg noodles, and it will taste fantastic.

<sniiiiiffffff> Ahhhhh! So good!

The nice thing about cooking in my cast iron pan is that I can cook anything in it. This weekend, I was able to harvest plums from the tree I have been babying along all summer, and I made a plum cake.

Please forgive my crooked cutting. I wasn’t

I’ve never cooked with plums before, and I lucked into finding this really easy recipe. The cake turned out great, and I was able to share it with my parents. The recipe is so basic, you could use any fruit, and it would be awesome. Sometimes you find recipes that are awful, and sometime you find that amazing keeper that turns into a family recipe.

I have Older Son to thank for the kielbasa and onion supper recipe, and You Tube to thank for the cake recipe. Sometimes I find good recipes on packaging, and sometimes in magazines. I’m always on the lookout for a new thing to try, especially since I’m cooking for just me now.

Well, supper’s ready. As we say in my family, “Soup’s on!” Here’s hoping this post finds you smelling something good, whether you are cooking or not. Bon appetite!!

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Aunt Salley Cookies…a recipe from happy times


Hi all…it’s been a long time.

Writer’s block has had me in its crusty iron grip, when I’ve tried to blog in between other things. I finally decided just to suck it up and get back on the blogging band wagon by posting a recipe I thought I’d lost. Here is as good a place to store it as any, so I’ll put it here not only for preservation’s sake, but also because it’s an amazing recipe I remember well from my childhood.

This recipe comes from the kitchen of my Aunty B, who I have blogged of once before. She had a way with food that made it feel like you were getting hugged when you sat down to her table, whether you were there for a big meal, or just visiting and being treated to some of these fabulous cookies. The interesting thing about these cookies is that they are rolled out, and a Spam can is used as the cookie cutter.

I haven’t ever attempted to make these myself, but it’s my plan to give it a try in the near future. First thing I’ll need to do is buy some Spam! When I do get around to making these, I’ll come back and update this post with a picture.

Cookies:
1 C sugar
1 C butter or oleo (margarine)
2 eggs (beaten)
2 tsp cream of tartar
4 tsp soda
5 C flour
1/2 C molasses
1 C sour milk or buttermilk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Mix all together and chill in refrigerator on our. Roll out and cut with Spam can. Bake 10-12 mins in 350 oven. When cool, frost.

Frosting:
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 C water
1 tsp vinegar
Boil to medium ball stage and add 2 well-beaten egg whites, then add 12 marshmallows cut up or 1 c miniature marshmallows.

Special instructions: Share liberally with friends and family. Enjoy!

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