Chicken Artichoke Heart Casserole and The Irresistible Table

Chicken Artichoke Heart Casserole Irresistible Table by Mary DeMuth @MelissaKNorris

I love making my family's meal time special with home-cooked nutritional food. I believe spending time together around the table promotes a bonded family and makes each person feel important and valued. When author Mary DeMuth announced her cookbook, The Irresistible Table, was releasing, I eagerly awaited my early copy of the book. Mary's a Christian author who shares the same belief as I do and talks about it in her new book. I'm excited to share with you one of her recipes. I know it was … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-How to Pressure Can Apple Pie Filling

Apple corer and peeler

Nothing says fall like a good crisp apple. I love the way an apple fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. The way they perfume the air, promising delectable delights. And it means I get to can up a new batch of homemade apple pie filling in my pressure canner. My father-in-law adores apple pie and it's my responsibility privilege to provide the apple pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. You can water bath apple pie filling, but I prefer to pressure can my apple pie filling because it's … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-Quick No Rise Dinner Roll Recipe

Quick No Rise Rolls-dough to table in 20 minutes

  Do you ever wait until the last minute and realize you need to come up with dinner quick? I make good use of my slow cooker (these slow cooker cabbage rolls are amazing) most of the time, but these make a nice and easy side when you're short on time. Normally, I always have homemade bread on hand from my No Knead Bake Bread in Less than 5 Minutes a Day method. Now if only I could find a no knead and no rise recipe! Except I forgot to set out a new batch of dough to rise and dinner … [Read more...]

Best Ever Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Cut in shortening

Do you ever eat a pie and fork out the filling, leaving the crust behind? In less than 15 minutes you can have 4 pie crusts ready to bake or freeze and this crust is so good, you'll be leaving the filling just to eat the crust! In fact, my seven-year-old did that tonight. You can also have home baked bread in less than 5 minutes a day. When I was little, we made the hour trip to go visit my great-grandmother. We didn't get to go very often, but I remember her house and beautiful rose bushes … [Read more...]

Molasses Sugar Cookie Recipe

Molasses Sugar Cookies

Are you ready for the best ever Christmas cookie? This cookie melts on your tongue and I swear it whispers Jingle Bells while it does.  I consider these cookies my signature Christmas cookie. I bake them at least twice throughout Christmas and well into the year afterwards as well. I'm a fan of any cookie recipe that uses molasses. It reminds me of the pioneer days when many kitchens used molasses because regular sugar wasn't as easily come by and generally cost more. Molasses Sugar Cookie … [Read more...]