Summer Veggie Quiche

I actually can’t believe I have had my little city-country food blog for almost a year and have never blogged about QUICHE!  We eat quiche around here all the time.  It is much easier than it seems and is a great way to use surplus veggies and eggs. All quiches are fundamentally the same: pastry…

Mac & Cheese #3

I make five kinds of mac & cheese.  I number them according to the order I learned how to make them.  No one really knows the logic, but my husband always asks, “Are you making #3??”  It’s his favorite, and if pressed, I’d say it is mine, too.  This is the mac & cheese you…

Tater Tot (aka: Cowboy) Casserole

A couple weeks ago, my friend Martha mentioned Tater Tot casserole on Facebook. Her son had declared it his new favorite food, but she had never tried it. By the time I left my comments, she had already received 40+ others singing the praises of the pretty tot bake. Since I am a huge fan,…

Simple Baked Chicken with Lemon

So a couple of years ago, one of our friends messaged me with a poultry emergency.  It wasn’t the first time a backyard farmer had called with some kind of chicken issue, but she was in a real bind.  She ordered chicks from a well-reputed chicken supplier and had ordered as many as she needed…

Beef and Fall Veggie Stew

As many of you know, I tend toward a vegetarian diet. My body feels better, and I feel better about my choices when I don’t choose meat. That said… there are a few times of the year when I simply can’t help myself. One of those times is right NOW. I feel compelled through a…

Mexican Pantry Casserole

Another yummy fall casserole. There are many, many days when dinner seems like more of a chore than it should be. The fridge is empty… you aren’t so pressed for time that you reach for the Kraft Mac, but you don’t have enough energy to pack up the kids and go to the store for…

Pumpkin Lasagna Wraps w/ Cauliflower

There are a few simple farmer philosophies.  Principles by which we run our life.  One of the most important of which is, “Waste not, want not”.  A lot of my approach to food revolves around this idea that you should make every effort to use what you have.  And that means bringing some creativity to…