Category Archives: Food

Scones for morning, noon and night

Take advantage of versatile Vidalias

Get lost in great cakes

Recipes stuffed full of goodness

Better, Healthier Baking

Sweet treats for your Valentine

Experiment with 4 lasagna variations

Soups to come home for

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

During winter months when the sky is that bleak winter grey, a nice comforting bowl of hot soup is just what the doctor ordered.

Perhaps that’s why January has been designated as National Soup Month.

These soups are enough for a meal, maybe with a small salad. And they’re not that much trouble to make.

You can always save the leftovers and have another meal ready to go. I hope you enjoy them.





Winter Weather Warm-Ups

Dutch oven meals — big on flavors, easy on you

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Dutch oven cooking maximizes meat flavor and minimizes labor.

Once the Dutch oven is filled with the meat of choice, plus other ingredients, it’s simply a matter of throwing it into a slow oven and forgetting about it until the timer goes off.

These dishes are a great way to battle the chill evenings of winter. One of the best things about them is the scent that fills the kitchen while they’re cooking.

I use a cast-iron Dutch oven, but there are several highly rated Dutch ovens on the market made from other materials that produce excellent results.