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…

  Dressing, aka stuffing, is both personal and emotional. Why? Because it embodies place, race, family tradition, memories and more. Whatchacallit  The best I can find out, the term stuffing didn’t fit the decorum of the Victorian upper class, so they started calling it dressing. Today, it depends on where you live or from where you originally…

 One pound hamburger  One pound ground sausage (or use all hamburger meat)  1 lg. egg slightly beaten w/fork  1 small or ½ large onion, chopped  1 jalapeño pepper, chopped fine  1 med. stalk celery with leaves, chopped fine  1 can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies, original  1 small can chopped tomatoes  Few dashes Worcestershire sauce…

*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©,…