Flaky Pie Crust

Making an excellent pie crust is a dying art.  Some folks don’t even try because they think it’s too hard, when in reality it’s pretty simple.  Have you ever heard the expression “Easy as pie”?  The most important things are to have a very simple recipe and to remember some of the rules and tricks….

Chicken and Dumplings

People think making a basic chicken soup is challenging, but it’s not. The absolute worst part of making chicken soup is boiling the chicken, because it does not smell great, but for the best tasting chicken soup, this is kind of a step that cannot be avoided. For all the benefits of chicken soup, the…

Pot Roast

Pioneer Method! A Pot Roast is about the easiest thing in the world to make and there about as many pot roast recipes as there are cooks who make them.   Since part of the theme of this site is doing things the old fashioned way, I thought I’d begin with cooking a pot roast…