We've been enjoying the recipes from the Pioneer Woman's cookbook. The recipes are soo easy to follow and don't call for too many ingredients. So far I've made the Jalapeno Poppers, Pot Roast, Pulled Pork and just this week Rib Eye Steaks with Whiskey Cream Sauce - all get 5 stars in our opinion.
That's not an easy feat - Mr OP is pretty darn picky. I make pretty much everything from scratch - always have. Back in the day (before working full time) I even canned veggies and fruit. Talk about rewarding! There's nothing better than seeing rows and rows of mason jars full of summer's bounty. Now that I work full time and the guys aren't here, I buy fresh fruits and veggies when they are in season and what we don't use I freeze. If I have the time I do make an occasional jam or pickles and can those.
I love to make bread, but there's not too much of a need for it around The Old Parsonage anymore. I do still make a loaf or two whenever it snows and I make homemade vegetable soup. Talk about a way to cozy up the kitchen! I haven't made cinnamon raisin bread in awhile, so that idea has been kicking around in my head. I'm thinking that I'll make the bread then turn it into french toast. Mr OP will love it, and it'll smell wonderful!