From Pond to Plate: Southern Fried Fish & Hushpuppies

There’s nothing quite more southern or summer than a day spent on the banks of a farm pond, catching a mess (in our case – a LARGE mess) of fish, then taking it home to clean, fry and eat alongside southern fried hushpuppies and homemade slaw. If a day gets much better than this one,…

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Skillet cornbread is the cure to a lot that ails. Especially when you incorporate large amounts of butter and the other great butter – buttermilk. Ok, that’s not butter, but it’s in the name and that has to count for something. When House Autry asked to partner with me, the very first thing I knew…

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Making Old Things New

This photo smiles at me every day from my fridge and I always smile back. It wasn’t taken yesterday, even though it feels like it. This was taken two and a half years ago, one fall afternoon while we were out checking calves as a family and the kids asked to stop to play a…

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Dishes Full of Memories

In a way that’s hard to put in words, when my dish drainer is full of these things, my heart is full, too.  I tried to explain in this months DTN/The Progressive Farmer magazine how these green glass dishes are filled with sweeter memories more than they are ever filled with food. And how even so, it…

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Cast Iron Pizza : Easy as Pie

Some weeks are crazier than others and this one has been on the scale of 11/10. All good stuff going on, just lots of it at one time and trying to sort it all out can stretch my brain…to which my husband has a lovely saying for (leaving that one for the vlog). In the…

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Mexican Cast Iron Cornbread

The polar vortex and a surprise calf dropped this week (meet Buffalo in the video), which ended up calling for Mexican cornbread. Because happy endings always involve butter and cast iron. A friend sent a box full of Texas cornbread goodies that I had to try pronto. So I did what I do, and started…

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