Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 3 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground nutmeg ½ tsp. salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1-1/4 cup cooking oil 2 tsp. vanilla 1 1-lb. crushed pineapple & juice. (I like the sweetened vs. packed-in-juice pineapple for this…

  I found this recipe online, Jodi-ized it, and now I want to share it. Once you make it, you’ll probably add it to your family favorites. It’s fast, easy, and my family loves it. I don’t make homemade biscuits anymore because the flour seems to be different, and they don’t taste as great as they…

Popcorn ½ cup uncooked popcorn 3 Tbls. cooking oil (grapeseed or peanut oil works great) Add 3 or 4 kernels of uncooked popcorn to heated oil and cover with a lid. When kernels pop, add rest of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. This helps all the…

*This recipe is more than 90 years old. 1 quart potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 med. onion, chopped bacon pieces and drippings for seasoning as desired salt and pepper water cornmeal chopped green onions, optional Peel and chop about 1-quart potatoes. Cook with a medium onion, chopped. Salt and pepper to taste. Use some bacon…

This is my grandmother’s *Ollie Pear Woods* recipe from the old days when survival meant using EVERYTHING. left-over pinto beans made real juicy with extra water lots of red or green peppers {Grandma Woods grew her own} biscuit dough rolled out very thin and cut in 1”x 4” strips (homemade dough only…oh, all right, use Pillsbury©,…

2 large chicken breasts w/skin and bone 2 bay leaves 2 to 3 cloves fresh garlic cloves 2 Tbls. olive or grapeseed oil 1 can chopped green chilies 1 sm. bottle of pimentos ½ cup chopped black olives, optional 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup, undiluted 1 can Cream of Chicken soup, undiluted ½ lb. + 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded ½ lb. Velveeta cheese,…