How To Make Potatoes au Gratin

With the holidays coming up, it's going to be pretty hectic around here for the next couple of months. So I'm trying out an idea to make it easier to stick with home-cooked meals, even when we're in a hurry and want something quick. There's a movement starting to catch on with the tag line, "Cook for a day, eat for a month." They get super-organized for one day and stock the freezer with a month's worth of dinners. I'm not that organized. So what I'm trying is for the next couple of weeks, … [Read more...]

How To Make Glazed Carrots

Wait! Before you hit the "Back" button on your browser, these are not the mushy, syrupy pieces of sad that you remember from your high school cafeteria. They're a little sweet, a little salty, and still have a bit of texture to them. For what it's worth, I nearly got a fork in the back of my hand when I reached for seconds without asking my wife if she wanted any more. I guess that's a good thing. … [Read more...]

Mom Gorman’s Hot Rolls

Let's all say "Hi" to Barbara Nell Gorman-Cool, here with the first guest post on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother. Hi, Barbara! Barbara saw my attempts at bread, and offered up her favorite. I'll let Barbara take it from here. === My mother has always made the best yeast bread of anyone I know! If only she wouldn't over bake it! I found the following hand-written recipe for the ingredients but have modified the directions to suite myself. … [Read more...]

How To Make Corn Casserole

I can't decide if this is a dessert or a side dish. It's sweet, but savory. It's actually pretty similar to the peach cobbler recipe, now that I look closer at the ingredients. My neighbor Vicky serves this along with the meal. I served it after. It's pretty versatile. Hmm ... who says you can't have sweet foods during the meal, anyway? … [Read more...]

How To Make Baked Macaroni And Cheese

I'm a big fan of comfort food: meat loaf and mashed potatoes, chicken soup, chocolate-chip cookies. And of course, mac and cheese. Like most of you, I grew up on the neon orange stuff that comes in the blue box. And in my house that was made with margarine, because we had all been told it was better for us. We hadn't heard of trans fat. Oh well. So every now and then, when I just have to relive a bit of my childhood, I might whip up a bowl of the orange stuff. But if want something good, … [Read more...]