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 By Laura Estes    Community    April 11, 2019 

A few of my favorites, ice cream, salad & soup,

When I asked the “Welcome to My Kitchen” Facebook page followers for favorite spring and Easter recipes, one response I got was ice cream, no recipe, just favorite. Weather is still a bit chilly f...

 

Chase the winter chills away with warm soup

Winter is not letting loose of March willingly. Soup on the menu is still in order. Lecia Fink brought Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup to a recent soup supper. She shared the recipe and some tips...

 

Hearty soups for cold winter days

Winter isn’t giving up easy this year. Soup season may last through April, and a good thing. A number of Facebook “Welcome to My Kitchen” followers shared yummy soup recipes, and I will never...

 

Recipes for an extended soup season

Soup weather has carried over into February. I asked Welcome to My Kitchen Facebook followers their favorite soup to prepare on cold winter days. Several mentioned taco and potato. Sausage, barley and...

 
 By Laura Estes    News    February 7, 2019

Quilters' Tea and Chinese Auction coming Monday

Fronen Steppdecker, The Odessa Quilt Club elected officers at the October annual meeting. President, Lise Ott, Vice President, Dolores Nelson, Secretary, Debbie Buscher and Treasurer, Charlene Kagele...

 

Sticky popcorn, dipping sauce, salad and bread

Welcome to My Kitchen Facebook page has been quite active since launch the end of December. Each week I plan to post pictures from the test drive of column recipes and other kitchen hints. https://www...

 

Whats your favorite "Go to" recipe lifesave?

Happy New Year! At this reading we are three or four days into 2019. School and work schedules have resumed and meals must be prepared to fuel day to day activities. Some folks have made New Years...

 

Super tasty, homemade from scratch, gift ideas

Gifts from the kitchen lend a personal touch when shared with family and friends. Homemade and from scratch recipes make gifts and events more festive. Eggnog, a traditional holiday beverage, is a...

 

Seasonal classics; Spritz, M&M and Snickerdoodle

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Apples, apples, apples, it's all about apples. YUM!

Pumpkin, squash and winter cooking apples are plentiful in markets and stores right now. Fortunately, there is no end to the number and variety of recipes for preparing these fall fruits and...

 

Holiday prep, seasonings & pumpkin pie. Oh my!

Early November is a good time to get a head start on holiday meal preparation. Roasting a turkey hindquarter and using the drippings to make gravy to freeze for use at Thanksgiving or Christmas, will...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Welcome to all Deutschesfest attendees reading this column. Readers share their recipes, and I do my best to test results, so all can successfully make the delicious dishes shared by Odessa cooks. All...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Odessa gardens typically produce an abundance of zucchini squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and other vegetables this time of year. Hot weather is past, nights are still warm so bees increase activity,...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Quilters tend to be good cooks and bakers. Attend any quilting related event that includes a potluck meal and you will come away well sated and with a handful of new recipes. Grape nuts-Oatmeal...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    July 19, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Salads are a great way to keep the family fed on hot days, or, as a side dish anytime of the year. Any preparation cooking needed can be done early in the day while you can open windows for...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    July 5, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Summertime is ideal for teaching kids to cook. By age 9, young people can begin to master dishes involving boiling water for cooking pasta, eggs and packaged meals, measuring and mixing ingredients...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    June 21, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Salad season, school is out and pool time; recipes in this column are mostly from Odessa Friends of the Pool Cookbooks. Barb Schlimmer’s Taco Salad is always a hit at any event she brings it to. The...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    June 7, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Graduation season is here and high school and college graduation celebrations abound. Most years this column features salads and sides for a crowd suggestions for all the celebrations, but this year...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    May 24, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Rhubarb is in plentiful supply in local gardens and area supermarket. Sauces, pies, chutneys, cookies, even salad recipes abound for preparing this prolific spring and early summer fruit. Crust-less R...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    May 10, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Asparagus season has begun. Though we can buy asparagus in the supermarket most of the year, fresh locally grown is a cut above in flavor and texture. Keeping the fresh flavor and texture is all in...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

With the passing of Barbara Bush this past week, it seems appropriate to share her recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. During the 1992 Bush/Clinton presidential campaign a family favorite from each of...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Spring keeps tempting us with bits of sunshine between bouts of April downpours. The ground is too soggy to do much garden preparation, so it is a good time to clean out your freezer. Those who...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

This week we have an assortment of culinary odds and ends, some with Easter dinner in mind, others, answers to recipe requests and cooking inquiries. Often it is a little trick or tip, or knowing...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Spring officially begins March 20th. Snowdrops and crocus are blooming, birds are flitting about searching out nesting material. I pulled a few dry weeds and laid them on the garden path to pick up...

 
 By Laura Estes    Community    March 1, 2018

Welcome to My Kitchen

Soup weather is still with us. Over the past year I have added several soup recipes to my collection. All have been made several times and continue to turn out well. Salmon Chowder is an easy to...

 

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