Chicken Noodle Soup

6lb whole chicken32 oz vegetable broth32 oz chicken stock86 oz water (I refill one of the empty cartons of stock three times)4 stalks celery, washed and cut into 3-4 inch pieces4 medium carrots, washed, peeled, and cut into 3-4 inch pieces2 medium yellow onions, peeled and quartered1 large bay leaf or 2 small1 Tbsp whole…

Cranberry Sauce with Shallots

2 Tbsps Butter1 small shallot, minced1 12oz bag fresh cranberries2 oranges, zested and juiced┬Ż cup sugarPinch ground cloves┬╝ tsp salt Place a saucepan on medium heat. Melt butter in pan and add shallots. Sweat shallots until translucent. Add other ingredients and lower heat to medium low or low. Cover and allow to simmer. Check after…

Holiday Brisket

I recently made this to share at a retreat for which I was the leader. We talked about food, faith, and memories. They loved this and it’s a favorite in our house. I developed this recipe based on one from the Ashkenazi Jewish community I found online. I first made it when I was hosting…

North Carolina Sweet Sourdough

When I was ten years old or so, my dad briefly took up baking. I remember the sweetness of the bread and how wonderful it made our house smell! This was my first introduction to sourdough and all I knew was that he kept a starter in the fridge that he fed with sugar and…