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whole pecan pie in front of two cups of coffee in white china cups

Southern Pecan Pie

Needless to say, Southern pecan pie is a specialty around here. This classic is one of the favorite desserts throughout the South, especially for holidays. I have updated my pecan pie filling recipe just in time for Thanksgiving dinner —…
persimmon jam in jar with knife on counter

Persimmon Jam Recipe

This persimmon jam recipe is one delicious answer to the question, “What to do with lots of persimmons?” This bright orange, sweet jam is wonderful with breakfast. Our fruit orchard is an essential part of self-sufficient living for our family. From apples…
two white plates with servings of fish poached in milk and herbs, slices of toasted bread on the side

Fish in Crazy Water: a Poached Fish Recipe

I’m a regular poacher — of fish, that is! This recipe is one of two poached fish dishes that I make on the latest episode of The Sporting Chef. I definitely don’t recommend the illegal kind of poaching, but you will never…

How to Make an Earthen Oven

This updated post will show you how to build an earthen oven for traditional, sustainable baking. Earthen oven plans vary because you can build them in different ways with different raw materials. Here is how we built ours. Why Build…

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stacy lyn cooking

I’m a best-selling Author, Chef, Blogger and Mother of 7 cooking up wild game and Southern recipes for life on our family’s little slice of heaven. We’ve got lots of living to do!

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