Waste not want not. I’ve always made the most of what I had, and I’ve made the effort to stretch a meal into two or more meals. After we enjoyed our airfryer Turkey breast last week I boiled down the carcass and picked off all of the good meat. IRead More →

This rich and creamy soup is just the ticket for the cold days ahead. Adding potato gnocchi to potato soup makes a hearty and delicious soup. Here’s what you need. 3 large red potatoes 1/2 package potato gnocchi 1/2 cup sliced leeks 3 slices of bacon cut into small piecesRead More →

“The Log” is a long-standing Craigo Clan holiday buffet item. It’s a wonderful concoction of flavors best spread on a cracker. Here’s what you’ll need. 1 8 oz brick of softened cream cheese divided into thirds 1 tablespoon real mayonnaise 1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion 10 black olives finelyRead More →

The Craigo Clan always enjoys an array of appetizers at our gatherings. The Pickle Rolls have long been a favorite, especially at our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration dinners. In the past few years the preparation of the tasty treats have been in the hands of Tiffany. Becky and Lea. PicturedRead More →

This Christmas Season I am encouraged to revisit some old family favorites. Daughter Velvet recently reminded me of the prune filled ginger cookies her Grandma Tillie used to make. So, I dug through my files and there it was. I found the recipe written in Tillie’s beautiful handwriting. Treasure! They’reRead More →

Yum, Yum,Yum!! We always looked forward to the melt in your mouth cookies that Grandma Tillie Craigo always made at Christmas. Later, when Tillie was gone, I used her recipe and practiced making them. They are delegate and delicious and have surprisingly few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need. 2 cupsRead More →

Who knew a Turkey breast could be perfect prepared in an air fryer? This was so simple and as I said ; perfect. It was beautifully browned on the outside and almost juicy moist inside. Delicious! I used a 6.5 pound bone-in Turkey breast. Rinse the breast and then usingRead More →

I grew up in a family that grew English Walnuts. So as much as I love pecans, it is always Walnut Pie I make for Thanksgiving. Since my dad, Jim Bowden was the last in the line of walnut producers, my sister Ann and I finally sold the orchard afterRead More →

There is no comparison between homemade cranberry sauce and the canned stuff. Making your own from fresh berries is simple and delicious. Heres what you’ll need. 1 bag fresh cranberries 1 cup white sugar 1 cup water 1/4 cup orange marmalade 1 cinnamon stick In a saucepan combine water, sugarRead More →