C-o-o-k-i-n-g.. I love to cook! My Mom used to put me on a chair at age 4 to help, and then she allowed me to cook by myself. This was before the days of most meals being all canned or frozen. No nuking food into poisoned rubber, either. I use ALL organic and/or gmo-free ingredients. Always.

I cook mostly from scratch and/or use my home-canned foods. Casseroles, soups and desserts are some of my favorites. I also water-bath and pressure can. I will add links to original recipes if available. Most recipes are after I change them to suit my tastes. Like all cooking, just about anything can be changed. Enjoy!

Pecan Sandies Cookies

For a really great Pecan Sandies Cookie recipe, check out http://www.forloveofthetable.com/2011/05/pecan-sandies.html Of course, I made a change or two, besides my normal organic/gmo-free ingredients. I doubled the recipe and added one bag (12 oz.) of semi-sweet chocolate chips, …

Layered Taco Casserole Recipe

A while back I was in the mood for taco salad, but went for something a little different that round. We usually make up personal bowls layered with our chosen ingredients and eat. This time, I …

French Dip Sandwiches & Au Jus Sauce

I love French Dips! We can no longer eat out at most restaurants. That is the downside of eating "real" food that is organic and gmo-free. Another reason is that they tend to use raw-to-me beef …

3+ Cracker Recipes

In this long post, I am posting a basic saltine cracker recipe, a variation of the recipe and more possible variations at the end. The very last recipe is completely different recipe, a Goldfish-like cracker recipe …

Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

First, please go to the original recipe! Kimberly of The Daring Gourmet is where this recipe came from. I altered the recipe to our tastes. Her photos are light-years ahead of mine. Her recipe is great …