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 By Laura Estes    Community

Cheesecake bars, meat loaf, pie & tips

A bit of sunshine teases us into thinking winter is over. February and March have yet to come. Winter is not done so we might as well make the most of it. Lemon flavored desserts... — Updated 2/1/2020

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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... — Updated 1/3/2019 Full story

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Seasonal classics; Spritz, M&M and Snickerdoodle

https://www.odessarecord.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/001359.21.12771030967125952387... — Updated 12/10/2018

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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... — Updated 11/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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... — Updated 11/10/2018 Full story

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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... — Updated 5/10/2018

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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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... — Updated 4/13/2018

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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... — Updated 3/29/2018

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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... — Updated 2/28/2018

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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Happy 2018. Long time readers may remember, I like to start the new year by sorting out my pantry, making plans to use items nearing a pull date or donating to the food bank so... — Updated 1/4/2018

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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Christmas baking season has arrived. Whether you are preparing for family gatherings in your home, or making to take as part of a potluck, planning ahead will make the preparation... — Updated 12/8/2017

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Fall has arrived with below freezing nights and windy afternoons. Time for warm and comforting meals. Recently I was in on a discussion about ham and beans served over cornbread,... — Updated 10/26/2017

 
 By Laura Estes    Opinion

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Fall has arrived with below freezing nights and windy afternoons. Time for warm and comforting meals. Recently I was in on a discussion about ham and beans served over cornbread,... — Updated 10/12/2017

 

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Last week The Odessa Record included a Deutschesfest insert. In the insert on page 3 is a stock recipe for Apple Strudel. Please Do Not use that recipe. Reason one, amounts in metric or US are incorrect. At best, you will end up... — Updated 9/14/2017

 

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Summer produce is in abundant supply, as are recipes for the column. I won’t be able to get them all into one issue but will start out with those calling for currently available produce. Carrie Greenwalt shared two of her... — Updated 8/11/2017

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Summer harvest season is not just for wheat. Home gardens can produce a bumper crop leaving the gardener wondering what to do with it all. I received requests for an easy apricot... — Updated 7/28/2017

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

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October officially begins the baking season on my calendar. Frosty mornings and cool days invite the warming of the kitchen with the heat and aromas of freshly baked breads,... — Updated 10/6/2016

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Zucchini is showing up in various dishes as this prolific summer squash hits peak season. Sautéed, steamed, in cakes and breads, versatile zucchini can be added to just about any r... — Updated 8/30/2016

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to my Kitchen

Popsicles, a favorite frosty summer treat of children for nearly one hundred years, are fun to make, and the variety of fruit combinations is endless. Thin pudding mixtures may be... — Updated 6/15/2016

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Recipe Column

Many requests have come in for several cookie recipes. Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Crunch, brought by Shelly Hauge to a recent potluck, is a super sweet treat, especially... — Updated 3/11/2016

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Odessa seems to be overrun with skunks this year. Monday of this week I saw three skunks, all in different areas of town. To my way of thinking, that is three skunks too many.... — Updated 7/9/2013

 

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Burgeoning rhubarb patches abound in the Odessa area this spring. Often called pie plant, it should be noted, there are many recipes calling for rhubarb that are not pie. Want to give your favorite salsa a tangy zing? Try this... — Updated 5/24/2013

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. Mom might like a batch of Steel-cut Oatmeal Granola Bars for quick snacks or lunch time fare. Several weeks ago, they were a number of granola... — Updated 5/13/2013

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Slow-cooker meal preparation fits nicely into spring activity schedules, allowing home cooked meals to be ready when a quick dinner is required. Fix-It and Forget-It, Feasting with... — Updated 4/26/2013

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

First on the menu this week is a correction. I omitted part of a sentence in the cooking instructions for Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The third paragraph of instructions for the recip... — Updated 4/12/2013

 

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