Re-discover family favorite comfort foods from days gone by, and learn how to make them in your kitchen today.


Latest Recipes

ice cream & frozen treats

Gather your family together for homemade ice cream and refreshing frozen desserts everyone will love!

Canning & Freezing

Preserve fresh fruit and garden fresh vegetables with delicious recipes for jams, jellies, applesauce, and more!

camping recipes

Create mouthwatering camping meals and campfire desserts that are sure to please!

Welcome to my kitchen!

My name is Mel and I love making family-friendly comfort food in my kitchen on our Missouri Ozarks farm. I also love sharing those
recipes with you. Join me for simple breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes the whole family will love! Read more about me ->


Make dinner in a cinch with easy recipes for beef, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, and more!

Side Dish Heaven

A really good side dish can totally trump the main dish and bring them back for seconds!

kitchen tips & tools

Favorite kitchen hacks and tools from my kitchen to yours.

reader favorites

I love my readers! Here's a handful of their most loved recipes.

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