Making a Stew with a Roux

I love cold weather cooking. Soups, pot pies, stews, noodle dishes, rice dishes, warm comfort foods that connect with your SOUL, man. And March in Maine is not spring folks- we are STILL getting freezing temps and snow even tho its supposedly spring. This blog is all about turning your chicken soup, into chicken STEW….

Spiced Soft Baked Molasses Cookies

It’s that time again- time to gather some ingredients! Why? Because I’m about to bake some mother lovin’ spiced molasses cookies. And then I’m going to eat them until I hate them.   3/4 cup butter flavored shortening 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup molasses 2 and 1/2 c flour 2…

Oatmeal Crisp – featuring Zucchini!

With the brisk coldness that is fall setting in, I have been cooking up a storm lately. And one of those things I absolutely CRAVE on november evenings is a big heaping bowl of warm, spiced crisp with some vanilla ice cream on top. This is my go to recipe for when I want a…

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

So this is a quick to assemble meal, that really is better the longer it sits in the crock pot. I’m all about quick meals right now, because holy moly we have a lot going on. So to the recipe- For this recipe you’ll need: 1- 20oz package ground turkey 1 – can green enchilada…

Scrambled & Herbed Eggs for Molting Chickens

Chickens go thru a process every year called molting- this is when they lose all their old raggedy looking feathers and new ones grow back in. This is a natural, good process that happens in healthy adult birds, every year. Every chicken goes thru their own individual molting pattern. It is all very awkward looking….

Baking Bacon – A Test of Two Methods

I love bacon. Seriously, I was a vegetarian for a decade, and really, between bacon and pepperoni, I could never go back. But I digress. I HATE frying bacon. It’s messy, it’s hot, it’s flipping and watching for grease and cooking in small batches because even our flat griddle can only handle 4 slices at…

Deviled Eggs Ala Gillis – So Baconated.

  At Gillis Gardens, we almost always have an abundance of eggs. Even after losing 2/3 of our flock earlier this year, we still get about 2 and a half dozen eggs every week. This means, have a family reunion? We bring eggs. In the past, we’ve always brought a jar of our (locally famous)…