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Prime Rib with Fresh Horseradish

When I think of all the food my daddy loved best, “one-potters” and steak, specifically prime rib, are at the top. Daddy first introduced me to prime rib when I was about 8 years old.  This wasn't something we had very often because of the expense, so it was a true treat when we’d have it at home.  I have ordered prime rib from steak house menus all over the country for as long as I can remember, but nothing has ever come close to the smell that wafted through our house when a ...

Roasted Turkey Breast with Onion Sauce

Every year when MPG goes deer hunting, he manages to bring back more than just a freezer full of venison.  Usually the bounty includes feed sacks full of turnips that I end up sharing with everyone I know ... seriously, nobody can eat that many turnips! Last year, he brought home a turkey breast that was as big as most whole turkeys I see in the grocery store.  It was fresh from the farm ... no hormones injected, no water or other filler injected. It was all meat, beautiful large turkey ...

Whiskey Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

About three weeks ago, my mom left a very large box of sweet potatoes on my front porch.  It was definitely a surprise and treat! I love these red-orange beauties ... any way I can get them.  I wasn't sure, however, how I was going to fix them all and not have Noodle and MPG get tired of them.  No problem there ... Noodle won't even touch them! I don't get it. Maybe it's an acquired taste. I've roasted them, made soup out of them, made them savory and sweet and she still won't ...

Pumpkin Custard

I've been doing a lot of reading about historic food preparation in the US ... you know, colonial and pioneer days.  I love books that explain cooking methods used by early settlers and talk about all the foods they had at their disposal. The First Pumpkin Pie When we first learn about Thanksgiving, we learn how the settlers and Indians came together to celebrate the harvest. We learn how the Indians taught the settlers how to cook using foods native to the land. We see photos ...

Cheesy Beer Bread

Cheesy Beer Bread I LOVE fresh baked bread, but don't often take the time to bake it.  I have a bread machine, but it takes so long to get a fresh loaf, that I never bother ... and it leaves a horrid indentation from the mixer attachment on the bottom of the baked loaf.  So, until recently, this has been on of those "special occasion" food items. Until ... one day when MPG and I were sitting in a doctor's waiting room (of all places), I struck up a conversation with another ...

Applewurst and Kraut – an easy weeknight meal

German wurst (or wurste) canbe loosely translated as sausage ... and sometimes cold cuts.  There are many different varieties of wursts, but only a few are readily available to us in the US.  That's too bad, because they're all pretty amazing. My grandpa used to eat blood sausage (blutwurst), and there was pretty much every kind of sausage in his refrigerator known to man.  My dad was addicted, too, so I was always around it which resulted in my own slight addiction. The funny ...

Venison Dinner Hash

I loved spending the night with my grandparents when I was a kid ... as I'm sure most kids do.  Actually, I was well into my 20s on the last occasion I spent the night in their house! They lived in a small house that Grandpa built a few years after they were married in 1940. Other than adding a bathroom and space for washer and dryer at some point, I don't think much ever changed from the original house. I would sleep in Grandma's bedroom on Grandpa's WWII cot that he set up at the foot of ...