Cooking with Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe’s Lil’ Piggies in a Blanket Recipe  

Honest Abe’s Lil’ Piggies in a Blanket Recipe  

Join us for an episode of Honest Abe living in the kitchen as we whip up a treat close to Axel's heart – the beloved Lil' Piggies in a Blanket! It's a simple yet delightful recipe that brings comfort and flavor in every bite. All you need are some lil' smokies and...

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Nutella Star Bread Recipe

Nutella Star Bread Recipe

Ingredients: 4 cans Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets (or crescent rolls) Nutella (enough to spread between the layers) 1 egg About 1 tablespoon water (for mixing with the egg) 1-2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar (for the top) Instructions: 1. Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven...

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Smoky Three-Bean and Bacon Casserole

Smoky Three-Bean and Bacon Casserole

National Bean Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the versatile and nutritious world of beans. This Smoky Three-Bean and Bacon Casserole combines the rich, smoky flavors of bacon with a trio of hearty beans for a delicious and satisfying dish that’s perfect for a cold winter’s day.

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Blackberry Ice Cream

Blackberry Ice Cream

Blackberry ice cream is a delicious and refreshing frozen dessert that is perfect for summertime. Here is a simple recipe for making homemade blackberry ice cream at home. Blackberry Ice Cream Ingredients: 2 cups fresh blackberries 1 cup granulated sugar 2 cups heavy...

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Food

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Food

Irish soda bread is a traditional Irish bread that is made with just a few simple ingredients and does not require any yeast. Why not give it a try this St. Patrick's Day and serve it alongside the recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage below? Irish Soda Bread...

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Bonbons for Christmas…or Anytime!

Bonbons for Christmas…or Anytime!

Bonbons and cake balls are a traditional Christmas treat that have never gone out of style. Those shown here are served on a 70-year-old bonbon tree that has been handed down through the generations of one of Honest Abe's employees.  Coconut Bonbons Ingredients:...

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Tiramisu for National Coffee Day

Tiramisu for National Coffee Day

Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert that consists of layers of ladyfingers (a type of biscuit) soaked in coffee and liqueur, and a creamy mixture of mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. The name "tiramisu" means "pick me up" in Italian, and it is thought to have...

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Charcuterie Boards for Holiday Gatherings

Charcuterie Boards for Holiday Gatherings

A charcuterie board is a selection of cured meats, cheeses and other accompaniments served on a platter or board. The key to a successful charcuterie board is to include a variety of flavors and textures and to arrange the items aesthetically on the platter or...

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Roasted Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

Roasted Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

Easter lunch during World War I would have likely been a simpler meal than in peacetime due to food shortages and rationing. Many people may have had to make do with whatever food they had on hand or could obtain through rationing. In some areas, people may have been...

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Cooking with Lavender

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender is a fragrant herb that has a distinctive floral flavor and is commonly used in cooking and baking. Both fresh and dried lavender can be used in cooking, but they should be used differently to achieve the best results. Fresh lavender is most commonly used to...

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Fall Squash Soup and More

Fall Squash Soup and More

There are so many delicious ways to use fall squash! Here are a few ideas: Roast it: Cut the squash into small wedges or cubes, toss with a little oil and your favorite spices (such as garlic, rosemary, or chili powder), and roast in the oven at 400°F until tender and...

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Gelato for Your Valentine

Gelato for Your Valentine

Valentine's Day is set aside to celebrate love, usually with something sweet. Instead of candy, perhaps try making this creamy, sweet treat from one of the world's most romantic places, Italy. Gelato is a type of frozen dessert that is similar to ice cream, but it is...

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Cooking Like a Pioneer

Cooking Like a Pioneer

In honor of National Log Home Month, we're looking back at how American pioneers, many of whom most likely lived in log homes, would have prepared meals. While there are many recipes that were popular among pioneers that would still be good today, cornbread was a...

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1940s Fruit Cocktail Cake

1940s Fruit Cocktail Cake

Has it really been eight decades since the 1940s? It does not seem that long ago when watching "All Creatures Great and Small," the PBS series that just happens to be the favorite show of two of Honest Abe's owners, April and Nick Patterson. The meals served by Mrs....

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Venison Summer Sausage and Spicy Cheese Roll

Venison Summer Sausage and Spicy Cheese Roll

Homemade Venison Summer Sausage With deer season and the holiday season both beginning in November, these recipes for Venison Summer Sausage and Spicy Cheese Log from Man that Stuff is Good are right on time. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground venison (deer meat) with a small...

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Sausage Mummies

Sausage Mummies

Not only is October the month of Halloween, it is National Sausage Month. This recipe for sausage mummies takes advantage of both holidays, and they are not just for kids. How fun would it be eat your favorite sausage with it looking back at you? 6 sausages – smoked...

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Santa Fe Spanish Rabbit

Santa Fe Spanish Rabbit

For decades Nashville, Tennessee, Channel 4 personality Bill Hall took viewers on hunting trips to the great Tennessee countryside with his show, "Bill Hall Land and Lakes." The show followed Hall and friends on fishing trips and hunting trips across middle Tennessee....

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Classic S’mores

Classic S’mores

It's been a very hot summer, so the thought of a campfire in August is definitely not appealing. But the thought of S'mores...well, yum, yum.   Every kid who's ever been to summer camp or any family who braves the wilds for camping knows how to roast a...

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Sticks and Twigs

Sticks and Twigs

Need a quick and cool dish to take to a July 4 gathering? Sticks 'n Twigs is simple to make, easy to transport and will tolerate the heat. Layer in a bowl or dish and refrigerate: 2 packages Ramen Noodles, uncooked. Save beef flavor packages for the sauce. 1 package...

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Multi Stripe Delight

Multi Stripe Delight

We all grew up eating Jello, right? What a treat it was and still is. All our moms created these beautiful dishes with gelatin, fruits, whipped topping, nuts, marshmallows and even vegetables. One of the most fun options was the Multi Stripe Delight in which layers of...

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Easy Fresh Fruit Cobbler

Easy Fresh Fruit Cobbler

Here's an easy recipe from food blogger Denise Grisham from Man that Stuff if Good. With summer fruits soon available everywhere, the possibilities are endless. If fresh fruit isn't available, you can whip this up in no time flat with your choice of canned...

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Delicious Deviled Eggs

Delicious Deviled Eggs

Sure, kids want to hunt for eggs at Easter, but adults just want to eat them. Some families call them "dressed eggs" or "stuffed eggs," but no matter what they are called, they disappear quickly. Cooks are pretty smug about their family recipes for this easy side...

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 Cheesy Shrimp & Grits Casserole

 Cheesy Shrimp & Grits Casserole

Here's an easy and succulent Mardi Gras dish by Areeda Schneider-Stampley, author of Areeda’s Southern Cooking, a collection of old-fashioned recipes. 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup old-fashioned grits 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup pepper...

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George Washington’s Cherry Pie

George Washington’s Cherry Pie

In honor of George Washington's birthday on Feb. 22 we are presenting a cherry pie recipe that is adapted from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, a cookbook by Hannah Glasse (1708–1770) first published in 1747. According to the Mt. Vernon website,...

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Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack

On January 19, National Popcorn Day pops onto the scene with a crunch! The annual celebration recognizes a treat that satisfies munchies, day or night.   As early as the 16th century, the Aztecs used popcorn in headdresses worn during ceremonies honoring Tlaloc, their...

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Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums

Some people think of ballerinas and twirling when you mention Sugar Plums. The Tchaikovsky Nutcracker favorite is one of the most recognized pieces of classical music even for those who have never attended a Nutcracker performance. Some of us assume the idea of Sugar...

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Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake

Captain Rodney’s Cheese Bake

If you're looking for an easy and interesting appetizer to take to a holiday party or serve to the family, food blogger Denise Grisham suggests Captain Rodney's Cheese Bake. Denise, author of Man that Stuff is Good, discovered the Captain Rodney's line of products,...

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Prime Rib with Herb Butter Rub

Prime Rib with Herb Butter Rub

If you're looking for an alternative to ham or turkey for holiday feasting, Tennessee blogger Denise Grisham, author of the cooking blog Man that Stuff is Good, offers instructions for cooking a prime rib with a homemade herb butter rub.  How to Make Herb Butter...

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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Food Blogger Denise Inman shares her recipe for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash just in time for fall harvest. Denise says her mission as a blogger it to encourage cooks of all skill levels to prepare good food quickly and inexpensively and use it as a way to reconnect with...

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Fried Okra, A Southern Delicacy

Fried Okra, A Southern Delicacy

Food blogger Denise Grisham shares a distinctively Southern favorite, fried okra, with instructions about how to cook it in the traditional Southern manner. "There are some folks who won’t touch okra because of its “slimy” texture," says Denise, whose blog with dozens...

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Classic Buttermilk Pie

Classic Buttermilk Pie

Thanks to Areeda Schneider Stampley for allowing use of this Southern classic  for this month's Honest Abe Living magazine.  ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted 3 eggs, beaten ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 ¾ cups sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup buttermilk ½ teaspoon...

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Espresso Rubbed Bone-in Pork Chops

Espresso Rubbed Bone-in Pork Chops

Add espresso to paprika, cumin, chipotle powder, and other spices in the dry rub for the best-tasting bone-in pork chops you've had. Best of all, they're ready in under 20 minutes.   Ingredients 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon instant espresso 1 tablespoon...

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June Is Dairy Month

June Is Dairy Month

In honor of June Dairy Month we're offering a simple recipe for a summer favorite. Home-churned Ice Cream   2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 cups half-and-half cream 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Remember that the higher percentage of milkfat the creamier...

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A Modern Pimento Cheese

A Modern Pimento Cheese

Try this new twist on a Southern favorite by Tennessee-based cookbook author and television cook Sheree Kelley. Pimento Cheese is a staple today as it was yesterday. Back when we were working in the garden or canning, we would slap a mixture of 8 ounces grated...

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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Dallas & Margaret Powers of Lead Creek Log Homes have been Honest Abe Independent Dealers in Kentucky since 1999. Dallas is a gifted woodworker who sells the furniture, bookcases, entertainment centers, trunks, trays, rocking horses and turned wood bowls and pens...

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Red Velvet Cake 

Red Velvet Cake 

Look at the FABULOUS Red Velvet Cake baked by Michelle Rowland-Noble, owner of Dream Maker Log Homes, an Independent Dealer of Honest Abe Log Homes in Kentucky. Michelle dropped everything to create this masterpiece just for the the Valentine's Day...

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Strawberry  Creme Puffs

Strawberry  Creme Puffs

Cream Puffs Made with Fresh Strawberries Strawberries  1 quart strawberries  1/2 cup sugar Wash berries in colander and turn out on paper towels to dry.  Hull strawberries. Slice each strawberry into thin slices.  Pour sugar...

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Bacon & Pimento Cheese Pizza

Bacon & Pimento Cheese Pizza

Ingredients Crust 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon active dry yeast ¾ cup warm water 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1½ tablespoons for the pan Toppings 6 ounces mozzarella, grated (about 1 ¼ cups, loosely packed) ½ cup pizza...

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Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy by Josh Beasley, President, Honest Abe Log Home Chocolate gravy and biscuits is a regional dish in my area of Tennessee that's most often served as an after-breakfast dessert or for brunch. Most people turn their nose at the thought when they're first...

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Thanksgiving Tastes Like Dressing

Thanksgiving Tastes Like Dressing

by Claudia Johnson Holidays are inextricably intertwined with food for me. Easter tastes like a plump baked ham. July 4th is hand-churned ice cream. Halloween, popcorn balls made with Amish molasses. Christmas is jam cake, rich with home-canned blackberries and...

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World’s Simplest Roast

World’s Simplest Roast

Lisa and Jeff Clements say this is the world's simplest roast. Jeff is Vice President of Sales at Honest Abe Log Home, and Lisa is a nurse. In addition, the couple are farmers near Honest Abe's National Headquarters in the Tennessee Upper Cumberland. With busy...

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Pinto Beans with Sausage and Spices

Pinto Beans with Sausage and Spices

By David Everitt, Dealer Manager, Honest Abe Log Homes Pintos are a staple for many families around Moss, Tennessee, where Honest Abe Log Homes are manufactured. I decided to add a version to my lunchtime repertoire at my office in Virginia.  This recipe started...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Tammy Taylor is the office manager and sales assistant for Murfreesboro’s Honest Abe Log Homes sales model. She’s also a busy mother and in her “spare time,” she’s a songwriter. She’s shared her favorite muffin recipe with Honest Abe Living and even snapped a photo before she ate one. Here’s her recipe.

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Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle

In honor of Father’s Day, Janie Smith, who along with her late husband, Doug Smith, founded Honest Abe Log Homes in 1979, shares a recipe for turning a humble sweet potato into Sweet Potato Souffle. Janie, daughter April and son Shane own and operate Honest Abe....

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Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies

Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies

Recipe by Melissa Watson, Sales Representative at the Honest Abe Cookeville Model Home and Sales Center   Cookies: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt   (Omit Baking Powder and salt if...

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Chicken and Noodles

Chicken and Noodles

Inez Price is a longtime sales representative at the Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters. In addition to helping dozens of customers achieve their dream log home, Inez and her husband live in their own. She's sharing one of her favorite family recipes this...

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Rosemary & Thyme Cornish Game Hen

Rosemary & Thyme Cornish Game Hen

Wayne Brady, Sales Representative at Honest Abe Log Homes Crossville, provided special occasion recipe that he and wife Lori enjoy preparing and serving. Ingredients:1⁄2 Tsp Rosemary1⁄2 Tsp Thyme1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder1 Tbsp Salt1⁄2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper2 Tbsp Butter...

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Dinner in a Dish

Dinner in a Dish

2 lbs. ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained 3 cups frozen peas (optional) 1⁄2 cup ketchup 1⁄4 cup parsley 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. beef bouillon cubes 2 tsp. dried marjoram 1 tsp. salt 1⁄2 tsp. pepper 6 cups...

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Janie Smith’s Cauliflower Lettuce Salad

Janie Smith’s Cauliflower Lettuce Salad

"A kitchen is the heart of our home and always has been. Growing up we always knew one thing, we would all sit down at the table together and enjoy a meal mom (Janie Smith) had made. No matter how many hours she had put in at work or how exhausted she was, she always,...

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Kenny and Wanda Rogers’ Chili

Kenny and Wanda Rogers’ Chili

2 lb. turkey meat or lean ground beef, browned and drained 1 large yellow pepper 1 large red pepper 1 med. onion 2pkgs. McCormick Chili mix 2 large cans or 4 small Italian recipe style tomatoes 1 8 oz. can tomato paste 2 large cans kidney beans Add to taste: sugar,...

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Loretta Lynn’s Ole Fashioned Apple Pie

Loretta Lynn’s Ole Fashioned Apple Pie

Winesap or any sour apple makes a better pie. Pie Filling Mix the following and put into the prepared crust. 5 or 6 apples, sliced thin 1 t. cinnamon 1 T. butter 2 T. all-purpose flour dash of ground nutmeg My Pie Crust (one top and one bottom) 2 1/2 c. all-purpose...

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Faith Hill’s Coca Cola Cake

Faith Hill’s Coca Cola Cake

Recipe for Coca Cola Cake Sift together: 2 c. unsifted flour 2 c. sugar Heat to boiling the pour over the flour mixture: 2 sticks butter 2 T. cocoa 1 c. Coke Add: 1/2 c buttermilk 1 t. baking soda 2 eggs, beaten 1 T. vanilla 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows The batter will...

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Grilled Steak Nachos

Grilled Steak Nachos

Gooey cheese, crunchy chips, and tender steak are all found in this easy-to-make campfire recipe in the Lodge Cook-It-All. INGREDIENTS Steak Ingredients: 1 skirt steak, flank steak or flap steak 1 lime, juiced Salt and pepper, to taste Nacho Ingredients: 1 bag of...

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Summer Salads

Summer Salads

Chicken Salad Ingredients: 4 cups diced poached chicken, recipe follows 1 stalk celery, diced ½ cup sliced grapes ½ cup chopped pecans (if desired) 1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons strained freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons salt Freshly...

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Healthy Veggie Lasagna

Healthy Veggie Lasagna

Cooking at McFarland Creek Outdoors Amanda Hatcher prepares hearty and delicious meals for guests at McFarland Creek Outdoors, a hunting preserve owned by Shane Smith, one of Honest Abe’s owners. Here Amanda shares a guest favorite, Healthy Veggie Lasagna. 1 box...

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Soup Served in a Bread Bowl

Soup Served in a Bread Bowl

Recipe by Molly Cooper, Cooper & Company INGREDIENTS: 4 slices bacon, diced 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 1/2 cups milk, or more, as needed 3 russet […]

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Air-Fryer Pickles

Air-Fryer Pickles

Fried pickles originated in the Southern United States. If it's possible to fry, Southerners fry it. With the recent popularity of the air fryer, many recipes are being converted to use.  Amanda Hatcher, chef for McFarland Creek Outdoors, an Honest Abe sister...

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Quick French Onion Soup

Quick French Onion Soup

This recipe is onion soup for two made easy. It was developed by onion soup enthusiast Claudia Johnson, marketing director for Honest Abe Log Homes, who wanted a fast way to make traditional-tasting onion soup. From start to finish this recipe takes about 30 minutes....

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Amazing Creamy Potato Soup

Amazing Creamy Potato Soup

April and Nick Patterson love to cook this amazing creamy potato soup on cold winter nights. It's quick and easy, but oh so good. Boil 32 ounces chicken broth Cook 4-5 diced potatoes with 1/2 jumbo clove of garlic and 1/2 onion Cook 15 minutes Add 2 cans cream of...

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Nanny’s Chicken & Rice

Nanny’s Chicken & Rice

Cooking at Southern Grace Farmhouse Honest Abe Log Homes co-owner April Patterson and her husband, Nick Patterson, love cooking together. They often use recipes from the Clay County (TN) Young Farmers' Farm to Fork cookbook, but the recipe for Nanny's Chicken and...

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Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cooking at Southern Grace Farmhouse Honest Abe Log Homes co-owner April Patterson and her husband, Nick Patterson, love cooking together in their new 10" round log home on their Acres of Grace Farm. Pictured above is a secondary kitchen in their full  basement, which...

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Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

Cooking at Southern Grace FarmhouseHonest Abe Log Homes co-owner April Patterson and her husband, Nick Patterson, love cooking together in their new 10" round log home's modern farmhouse kitchen on their Acres of Grace Farm. The Pattersons are very...

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Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Fresh Raspberries

Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Fresh Raspberries

2 whole (4 halves) skin-on, boneless duck breasts (about 1/2 lb. each) Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pt. fresh raspberries or pitted sweet or sour cherries, depending on what’s in season 2 T raspberry vinegar 1/2 t sugar Preheat the oven to 350°. Score the...

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

1 pound zucchini (8 to 10 small or 2 large), ends trimmed 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 large egg, beaten Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon Kosher salt and freshly ground...

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“Salad” of Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Sherry

“Salad” of Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Sherry

2 pounds Brussels sprouts 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1/4 pound sliced bacon, cut across into strips 2 shallots, minced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Bring a large pot of very...

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Florida Blueberry Cobbler

Florida Blueberry Cobbler

Serves 6 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup whole milk 2 cups fresh blueberries, picked over for stems, rinsed, and patted dry Vanilla bean ice cream, for serving Place the butter in a 10-inch cast...

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Wiener Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel

4 (4- to 5-ounce) veal cutlets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk 1 1/2 cups fine dry breadcrumbs, or more if needed Sunflower oil 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf...

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Cooking with Lodge

Cooking with Lodge

Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron Nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains is the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, (population 3,300). It was there that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and in 1896 opened their first foundry. The Lodges'...

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Fried Chicken Gumbo

Fried Chicken Gumbo

Cooking with Fried chicken: 1 (3- to 3 1/2-pound) chicken 6 quarts cold water 1 1/2 cups kosher salt 4 cups buttermilk 3 cups bleached cake flour 1 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon Colman’s dry mustard 1...

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The Lodge Book of Dutch Oven Cooking Wins

The Lodge Book of Dutch Oven Cooking Wins

SEOPA’s Best Outdoors Book Award The Lodge© Book of Dutch Oven Cooking earned The Best Outdoor Book Award from the Southeastern Press Associated (SEOPA) during the organization’s 2017 annual meeting held October 18-20 at Kentucky Dam Village in Gilbertsville, KY....

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Lodge Cast Iron Introduces 5-item Wildlife Series

Lodge Cast Iron Introduces 5-item Wildlife Series

    Lodge Cast Iron, a Tennessee company whose recipes are features in Honest Abe Living, recently released a new Custom Imprint Wildlife Series with four skillets and a griddle. The five-piece collection includes a deer, duck, moose, freshwater fish and a...

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Winter Vegetable Chili

Winter Vegetable Chili

3 T. vegetable oil 1 med. onion, chopped 2 med. garlic cloves, very finely chopped 2 large red, yellow, and/or orange bell peppers, seeded & cut into ½” pieces 4 small parsnips, peeled and cut into ½” pieces 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½” pieces 1 med....

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Pear Tarte Tatin Recipe from Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

Pear Tarte Tatin Recipe from Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

Butter piecrust: 1 c. all-purpose flour  1/2 tsp. fine sea salt 2 T. sugar 6 T. unsalted butter 2 to 4 T. ice cold water Pear filling: 4 small pears, or more as needed (Green Anjou or Bosc pears are best) Juice from 1 lemon 1 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. water 2 T. unsalted...

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Cooking with Lodge    New England Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust Filling: 2 T. butter 2 medium onions, diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 large carrot, diced 3 c. cubed (1-inch) cooked chicken 1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen green peas 1 c. diced fresh mushrooms Salt and...

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Gooey Chocolate Skillets – Cooking with Lodge

Gooey Chocolate Skillets – Cooking with Lodge

Gooey Chocolate Dessert Baked in 5" Skillets 1 (9-oz.) package chocolate wafers 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 3/4 c. bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao) 3/4 c. sugar 1/3 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 2 large eggs, beaten Vanilla ice cream,...

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Crusty Bacon and Cheese Bread

Crusty Bacon and Cheese Bread

3 c. unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for sprinkling on dough and flouring hands 1 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt 1 1/4 c. water 1/4 tsp. instant yeast 1/2 lb. sliced bacon, cooked until crispy, drained, and crumbled or chopped 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar...

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Apple-Pecan Clafloutis

Apple-Pecan Clafloutis

3/4 cup pecan pieces 1 1/2 pounds firm, semi-sweet apples, like Fiji or Pink Lady 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon apple brandy 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt 2 cups...

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Corn Dip

Corn Dip

2 (11-ounce) cans Mexicorn (corn kernels with red and green peppers) 1 (10-ounce) can shoepeg corn  3 green onions, chopped 1 cup sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon ground cumin Fresh lime juice to taste Salt and black pepper to taste...

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Chicken and Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice

Chicken and Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice

Chicken and Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice recipe from Lodge Cast Iron is a delicious way to use a traditional cooking method and healthy ingredients. 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 (2-oz. slice country ham or 2 slices bacon, finely chopped 6 skinless, boneless chicken...

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Red Quinoa with Roasted Acorn Squash

Red Quinoa with Roasted Acorn Squash

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1 acorn squash (1 to 2 pounds) 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 c. red quinoa, rinsed under cold running...

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Spinach, Tomato and Bacon Frittata

Spinach, Tomato and Bacon Frittata

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 lb. sliced bacon 4 oz. baby spinach 1/4 c. halved cherry tomatoes 15 medium...

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Chicken and Dressing Skillet Bake

Chicken and Dressing Skillet Bake

Honest Abe Log Homes and another Tennessee company, Lodge Cast Iron, bring you a recipe by Lodge. Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 (6-ounce) packages Martha White Cotton Country or Buttermilk...

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Polish Pork And Cabbage Stew

Polish Pork And Cabbage Stew

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil 5 ounces thick...

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Cherry Clafouti

Cherry Clafouti

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 6 large eggs 1 1/4 cups milk 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons brandy 1...

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Dutch Oven Danish Cake

Dutch Oven Danish Cake

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients Cake: 3  cups cake flour 4  teaspoons baking powder 1/2  teaspoon salt 3/4  cup vegetable shortening 1...

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Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver

Honest Abe Log Homes and another Tennessee company, Lodge Cast Iron, bring you a recipe by Lodge. Ingredients 4  large eggs, separated  2  cups cake flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1  teaspoon baking powder 1/2  teaspoon salt 1/2  cup vegetable shortening, melted Scant 2...

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Hannah’s Apple Pancake

Hannah’s Apple Pancake

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1/4  cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/4  cup milk 1 apple (Hannah prefers Golden Delicious) 1...

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Tender Venison Roast

Tender Venison Roast

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1  (4-pound) venison or beef roast 1  cup plus 2 teaspoons hot water 1 (1-ounce) envelope dry onion...

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Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salad

Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salad

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1  jalapeno chile, sliced 1/4  cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4  cup plus 1 tablespoon olive...

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Grilled Margherita Pizza

Grilled Margherita Pizza

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1  (14 1/2-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with or without basil, drained. 2  garlic cloves,...

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Simple Berry Skillet Cobbler

Simple Berry Skillet Cobbler

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients One 10-ounce bag individually frozen raspberries or 1 pint fresh berries 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2...

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Lemon-Lavender Pound Cakes

Lemon-Lavender Pound Cakes

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 2  lemons 1 1/2  cups sugar, preferably superfine 1 1/2  cups cake flour (whisk it first before...

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Nannie’s Catfish Cakes & Come Back Sauce

Nannie’s Catfish Cakes & Come Back Sauce

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 1  sleeve premium saltine crackers 2  tablespoons butter 1/4  cup finely diced onion 1/4  cup finely...

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Pan-Fried Fajita Steaks

Pan-Fried Fajita Steaks

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons kosher...

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Upside-Down Salsa Cornbread

Upside-Down Salsa Cornbread

Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients Filling: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon chilli...

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Duck Breast with Sugar Snap Peas and Mushrooms

Duck Breast with Sugar Snap Peas and Mushrooms

Duck Breast with Sugar Snap Peas and Mushrooms – Honest Abe Living Magazine features Cooking with Lodge Cast Iron recipes in each issue along with photos of log cabins, log homes and timber frame homes. Ingredients 4 duck breasts (6 to 8 ounces each) Salt and...

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