Roast Rack of Pork

Moe’s breakfast. Another dinner that didn’t get cooked the night before, that cooked in the morning instead. I was going to make mashed potatoes, but just par boiled them, drained and put them back in the pot and shook them over the heat to rough up the sides and then instead of roasting I just…

Apple Dumplings

I don’t really have a recipe for Apple Dumplings. I’m happy to share the basics. I used my regular pastry dough made with all butter. And I divided it into four pieces and shaped into small discs. Refrigerated the dough for an hour. I peeled the apples and cored from the top to within a…

Pastry Crust

My basic pastry crust. Works for both sweet and savory pies. Butter Lard Pastry Crust Edited: December/2014 2 cups all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water, or more as needed pinch of baking powder (something that my grandmother always did) NOTE:  Or use all…

Stracciatella Soup

This is a very simple soup to make.  Just a few simple ingredients.  No need to measure.  Just adjust to suit your own taste.Stracciatella Soup==================Pot of homemade chicken broth2 cloves of garlicBunch of Baby Spinach2 (or more) eggs beatenParmesan cheeseOptional, add some fresh grated nutmeg and/or some fresh lemon zest Bring pot of broth to…