I guess I did wait a long time to try my hand at tamales—I’m 70—but I have thought about them a lot. I just never did much steaming and that is what kind of kept me away from them, that … Continue reading First-Time Tamales
The spices really make this meatloaf—don’t skip them. I have lots of recipes handwritten on slips of paper. Today, I would just be bookmarking them on a device. I remember where some of them came from, but not all. I … Continue reading Spicy-Sweet Ham Loaf
Sunday was day nine of the opened buttermilk, so after ranch dressing and scones, I thought buttermilk biscuits would finish off the quart nicely.
When we were in grad school in Arkansas, my husband fell in love with a kind of disgusting looking fast food called a Volcano. It consisted of broken up biscuits topped with sausage gravy in a giant Styrofoam cup. Although I never had one, I knew I could do better, and since the Volcano continued to live on in his fantasy cuisine, I figured out how to do it, just not in a Styrofoam cup.
Biscuits and gravy is a simple, but satisfying dish, made better here with homemade buttermilk-lard biscuits. The biscuits came out so well, I couldn’t stop taking pictures, obviously.