Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

the yankee in the southern kitchen

The other day I was told I should be blogging recipes. You know, the delicious dishes created using our very own farm grown products? And after I stopped laughing (because we all know I'm not your typical farm wife, hanging around the kitchen with my quilted apron, whipping up home cooking each night. My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations. But truth be told, I do actually know how to cook, and I can be coerced into doing it now and then. And when I do cook? It's amazing. I don't do anything halfway. Even when I trip over my shoelaces, it's a major production, so it should be no surprise that when I cook, I make a show out of it. Why, just a few weeks ago I made the most amazing strawberry, blackberry, blueberry shortcake for the 4th of July. My version of my grandmother's biscuit recipe is legendary (and no, it doesn't come from a box.)

And I'm not the only one cooking around here either. My husband, formerly known as the IDP, currently known as the High-tech redneck, is somewhat of a gourmet cook. Though his legendary biscuits were used as weapons by our kids on more than one occasion. He wants me to make it clear he has fine tuned his technique since then, but just between us, it's because he's finally following my recipe. To be fair, the man has his own arsenal of delicious dishes and secret recipes tucked away. If we're lucky, I just might talk him into sharing a few of them.  

But first, I'll be sharing my summertime berry shortcake recipe. I'm thinking, in the old time tradition of Sunday dinners, that would make a perfect day for sharing. So check back Sunday mornings for the first of many Leaning Duck Farm recipes.

Until then, I'm going to watch the hubby spark up the grill to make a few steaks (with locally harvested beef and his very own secret recipe rub.) You'll have to come back another time for that one.

For the first weekly recipe, go visit my new page, Now We're Cooking. 

Until the next time...I'll be writing one heck of a pig story to share with you! 

 

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