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!

Zucchini in Italian Sauce

Zucchini in Italian Sauce

Zucchini is about to come into season, along with tomatoes, for those who live in areas with a longer growing season. This is my favorite recipe using those two vegetables, though it will be another month...

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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...

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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...

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French Dip Sandwich with Au Jus Sauce

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...

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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...

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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...

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