Category Archives: Recipes

Fried Chicken – Tips and Tricks

Fried Chicken – Love it! I started a cooking class and one of my students asked if I was going to fry chicken. She said she had problems with the crust falling off.  I have a few tips and tricks to … Continue reading

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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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Saladmaster Salad

I was a Saladmaster Chef for 15 years, but I will never forget a man who saw me making a salad with cabbage and he told me that he wouldn’t eat it!!  I told if he didn’t try my salad … 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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What’s for lunch?

Usually after we get done with breakfast and clean up it is not too long before I hear, “What’s for lunch?” My daughter Amy said she wanted to make rice for lunch.  I asked here how she was going to … Continue reading

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Cooking breakfast with what I got on hand!

It is a cold winter weekend here in Missouri. I woke up this morning to 4 degrees F and did not want to get out of bed because it was so nice and warm. I thought while everyone else was … Continue reading

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Parmesan crusted chicken breast

Throw together dinner. I had some bone in breast I needed to use up so I decided to use several techniques I have picked up for getting a fried chicken flavor but by baking. It turned out awesome! RECIPE Pre-heat … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

This was a great breakfast with the family. Buttermilk Pancakes (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 2006) 2 cups flour 2 T sugar 2 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1 egg 3 T unsalted butter, melted 2 cups … 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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