Category Archives: cooking

COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF LOWELL

Pantry Basics “Cooking During Hard Times” This is the name of my new cooking class and soon to be available cookbook.  In May 2011, Joplin, Mo experienced a F-5 tornado.  At that time I was unemployed and wondering what God … Continue reading

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Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

This is a easy and simple recipe for a Double Crusted Pot Pie.   Thank you to Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe. Here is her recipe Her recipe is for a 9 inch pie plate, but I wanted to … Continue reading

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BACON! How to prepare

After years of making bacon at home, I then found the best way to make it when I open a restaurant.  BAKE IT! This is so easy and so much better than pan frying. First step: Line a baking sheet … Continue reading

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Fajitas at home

My wife and I love fajitas!  Our favorite restaurant in Joplin to get them is Festival Mexican Restaurant at the corner of 7th and Duquesne. We decided to make fajitas at home.  So let’s go! We purchased this fajita mix … Continue reading

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What’s cooking?

  I have been busy busy busy. Are you trying to feed your family on a limited budget?  Join the crowd.   I  finished working on my new cookbook that addresses cooking during rough times.   Keep your eyes out … Continue reading

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Wood fired pizza oven

I have wanted a wood fire pizza oven for a long time, so today I built one. I found a video of a simple design on Youtube, so I thought I would try it. I had all the supplies here … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Vacation 2013

Breakfast. I have never had these before.  My kids said they are called a toad in the whole?? Remember I made homemade bread earlier this week, so i just sliced my bread about 1/2 thick.  I heat my skillet, add … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Vacation 2013

As of Monday 8-12-13, I am officially on vacation.  I have not had a two week vacation since 1987 when I worked at a bank, and they required you to be out of the bank for two weeks. Pastor Daniel … Continue reading

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French Silk Pie

I made pie this morning, and it was so good and easy, so let’s make a pie. First, we need to make a homemade pie crust. 1 1/4 cup flour 4 Tablespoons butter (ice-cold) 4 Tablespoons Crisco (ice-cold) 1 t salt 4-6 … Continue reading

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Valentines 2013 cooking and love

This Valentines was a day filled with cooking and ending with a wonderful evening with my wife for our 31st Valentine together. The morning started with giving Laura a gift.  She loves to sew and has been making handcrafted sewn … Continue reading

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