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Oct. 29, 2013 6:13 am 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2014 1:54 pm
Everyone probably has this recipe, or at least a version of it, just thought I would pass along mine for all to try our at least compare. I sometimes also add a Tsp. of lemon zest or Almond extract if I think about it or want something different.  Cake Donuts (Old Fashioned Style)2 c.… MORE
 
 
Oct. 24, 2013 6:22 pm 
Updated: Oct. 27, 2013 4:31 pm
I am sharing with you today a recipe near and dear to my heart. My Grandmother was an awesome baker.  She could make some of the most amazing baked pies, cakes, fresh donuts, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls and bread.  She passed onto me the recipe for her bread dough many years ago, and it has… MORE
 
 
Oct. 19, 2013 10:53 am 
Updated: Oct. 20, 2013 9:15 am
Today I offer up another entertaining recipe that I have used over the years that may be just a little bit different than you are used to seeing.  I hope it something that gives you some ideas as we move into the time of year where entertaining is often on the minds of cooks all over the… MORE
 
 
Oct. 12, 2013 6:34 am 
Updated: Oct. 12, 2013 2:01 pm
OK, this time I am going to offer you a crazy recipe I use that my family calls my “Bumper” Sauce. Weird I know, but they claim it would taste good on a “57 Bumper” and that is the reason for the name. Ha-ha.To be honest it is part of a recipe I found several years ago, I am not even sure… MORE
 
 
Oct. 4, 2013 4:27 pm 
Updated: Oct. 8, 2013 2:52 am
I offer a recipe today that I have used for many years for entertaining—I can honestly say it is one that I even fixed one time for then Governor Bill Clinton- ha-ha. It is really simple to make and is slightly different from most of the recipes you find for this particular dish.Savory… MORE
 
 
Oct. 1, 2013 6:27 pm 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2013 6:49 pm
The Perfect Roasted TurkeyAs I said in my previous post, preparing the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey is all about the preparation. While this may seem a little drawn out and excessive work, I promise you will find that it is well worth it in the end.The next step is below, and I am including… MORE
 
 
Sep. 13, 2013 6:28 am 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2013 12:16 pm
Ok, I couldn’t help myself, I am going to give a recipe for the holidays, or any other time for that matter that is easy to bake and a true southern recipe, direct from my Grandmother’s kitchen, and one I am sure is shared by more than half the cooks from the south.  I take you back into a… MORE
 
 
Sep. 12, 2013 1:53 pm 
I use the following herbed butter for many of the holiday recipes I will be adding over the next several days and weeks. Many of the recipes you will not want I am sure, but Many may give you some fresh ideas to change up the holidays in style. 1 lb. unsalted Butter 4 Green Onions, Tops… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 12, 2013 11:58 am 
Updated: Sep. 13, 2013 6:40 am
I am going to try to change this article up every now and then and offer some stories and hints that have been passed down to me by four generations of Ozark cooks. Sometimes wisdom and experience far outpaces knowledge and training, and even to this day, my mother, who is 82 years old… MORE
 
 
Sep. 9, 2013 10:02 am 
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013 4:45 pm
I think it is funny sometimes when a particular dish or food becomes popular, and realize it is really something you have made all along, or at least a version of it.  A Good example of this is Pico .My family has lived in the Ozarks for generations, and in some cases, the Delta Region of… MORE
 
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mtgraham2

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Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA

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Sep. 2011

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Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Gardening, Fishing, Reading Books, Charity Work

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About Me
I have been cooking since i was 12 years old, got my first job in a restaurant when I was 14. I was trained by a professional Cook, also my Mother and Grandmother who had deep roots in the country style as well as the Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking.
My favorite things to cook
All though I can cook almost anything, my favorite thing to cook is breads. I have making homemade breads, rolls and baked goods since I was 18 and I am now 50!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Almost all of my Family Recipes center around Country Cooking, with a Dutch flare, or style. My family all comes from the deep country where you cooked what you raised.
My cooking triumphs
I once prepared and served a Banquet for President Bill Clinton when he was Governor of Arkansas. Multiple Blue Ribbons at the Arkansas State Fair as well as the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair.
My cooking tragedies
Once cooked a Standing Rib Roast that was so tough you needed a Skill Saw to slice it and it was already on the table.
 
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