Category Archives: Breakfast

Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

There is nothing easier than making pizza dough.  That is if you have the right recipe that doesn’t take you forever and a day to make it.

Here’s one of the simplest recipes I’ve used, over and over again.

Easy Peasy Pizza Dough


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Pico De Gallo Recipe

There is nothing more satisfying this time of year than having a garden grow.  By your own two hands, you’ve worked the land, nurtured and cared for it.  Now, the garden is growing lavishly, and giving back of all it’s received.

However, I can think of one thing that could, quite possibly, be more rewarding than this.  Walking out to the garden with a basket! (of course being thankful for the bounty you are about to receive).  And moreover, being thankful for recipes like this, that allow you to implement those, oh so wonderful, home-grown delectable.

Let’s Take a walk in the garden..


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Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Well on my adventure to find the “perfect” picture of what the Union soldiers called Skillygalee I came up empty.  As this has never happened to me before, I am quite dismayed by this.  HOWEVER, we are in luck that I am persistant.  Through many hours of this link, leading to that link, and so on, I was able to find some pictures that I think will give you a pretty good idea of what the Union was cooking up.

Soggy Sustenance


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Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Cush

Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Cush

Ah, yes cornmeal hash by any other name is well Confederate Cush of course!  Did you know that this Rebel delicacy (created out of necessity) is also known by many other names?

Please pass the what?


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Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Johnnie Cakes

Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Johnnie Cakes

With experience growing among the Confederate soldiers, personal modifications to the uniform became prevalent.  The need for long boots, long coats, long sabers, buck gauntlets with long cuffs (gloves), and knapsacks filled with essentials soon went by the way-side.

The Confederate alternative to hardtack


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Potato Bread

Alright, here’s another chance for you to test your skills.  That’s right, it’s Trivia Tuesday!

What makes sliced bread so historical?  Anybody know the answer to that one?  It’s ok, I didn’t either.  So here’s the answer you’ve always wondered about but never thought to ask.

In 1912 a man by the name of Otto Frederick Rohwedder, of Davenport, Iowa had a thought.  And from that single thought, the first proto-type of the bread slicing machine was born.  This machine, though small-scale and very looked down upon, became one of the greatest inventions of all time.  Originally every person, baker and bakery sold bread whole.  It was taken home, then sliced as needed by the individual.  This resulted in uneven cuts and thick-and-thin slices of bread.  Otto Rohwedder felt there had to be a better way.  So he set his mind to task and came up with the first sliced bread machine.  Many bakers scoffed at the idea of it, saying that the bread would stale faster once it was cut.  After making several failed attempts at trying to keep the sliced loaf together and stale free, Otto later came up with an idea to have the machine wrap each loaf in waxed paper.  This was a turning point for his idea.  However, it would soon be stale-mated (pardon the pun) due to a fire, that destroyed the machine.

In 1928, Otto was able to take his idea to fruition with a full working model of the original proto-type of 1912.  He took his machine to a company by the name of Chillicothe Baking Company, located in Chillicothe, Missouri.  On July 6, 1928 the bread was advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.” And the first loaf of “sliced bread” was sold on July 7, 1928.  Their product was marketed as, “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread”.  More information on Sliced Bread News

Now you know. 😀

Potatoe Bread recipe


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Bisquick Recipe

Now who wouldn’t want to know this recipe?  It’s quick, it’s simple and it stores well. 

And if ever you’ve been camping, you know the value of pre-planning.  Not to mention, the advantages of dry goods (with multiple uses) that store well in the chuck wagon or chuck box.

Bisquick recipe


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