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The End Of The Road

The End Of The Road

Email-only subscribers, this is my final post-the end of the road for The Old School Cook. I won’t be blogging any more. I have enjoyed most aspects of blogging, but the time it entails versus the too little blog traffic just doesn’t make it worthwhile. […]

Quick Cheese & Broccoli Chicken Soup

Quick Cheese & Broccoli Chicken Soup

Brrrr. It only takes one cold snap and suddenly my attention is drawn away from the barbecue grill and focused completely on the soup pot. Today’s recipe is part of the quick, easy, and shortcut Friday recipes on the blog. And quick it is. A […]

Cinnamon Bun Scones

Cinnamon Bun Scones

Cinnamon bun-merely seeing the word conjures up images of dough spread with butter, sugar, and cinnamon, being rolled and sliced. You can imagine the warmth emanating from the oven filled with yeasty rolls and the smell of cinnamon from the kitchen wafting through the house. […]

Bierocks

Bierocks

Do you like bierocks? Pronounced “beer rocks”, these meat-filled buns don’t contain any beer (sorry if you were hopeful for that). Their name is probably derived from the Russian word “pirog”, meaning pie. They are sometimes called runzas (lower German for “bun”) in Nebraska. In Kansas, […]

Six Finger Lickin’ Chicken Recipes

Six Finger Lickin’ Chicken Recipes

Chicken at your house again? We have it often at ours, too. Besides being a lower fat meat choice, it’s simple economics: chicken just costs less, so our grocery dollars go further. Need a few ideas for something different to make with chicken? I’ve rounded […]

Apple Crumble Thumbprint Cookies

Apple Crumble Thumbprint Cookies

Cookies that taste like little individual apple crumbles? Yes, please, especially if you’re serving them alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Guys, these are my oatmeal cookies, minus raisins, transformed simply with some nuts and apple pie filling (I purchased mine-you can make your own, […]

Pumpkin Bread {With Optional Maple Glaze}

Pumpkin Bread {With Optional Maple Glaze}

Its time to get your pumpkin on, folks. Pie, cake, cookies, soup, scones, drinks, muffins-and bread, of course. Spicy, moist pumpkin bread is the epitome of fall eating. Pair it with another fall flavor favorite, maple, and you’ll wonder why the two aren’t joined together […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The last featured cookie on Cookie Classics Week is surely the most popular-I mean, unless you don’t like chocolate. (We can still be friends if you don’t like it-after all, you’re going to need somebody to eat it for you, and I’d eat do anything for […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

No cookie seems more homespun, more down-to-earth, and less pretentious to me than an oatmeal raisin cookie. Quasi-healthy (at least compared to most cookies), generally lacking frostings and melty chocolate pieces, it keeps well in cookie jars and lunch boxes and paper bags on farmers’ […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft, sugary cookies with loads of peanut butter flavor never go out of style. These classic cookies are easy to make with pantry staples and literally melt in your mouth. You can customize them with either creamy or chunky peanut butter, or sandwich them together […]

Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies

This recipe brought to you by…my husband’s family, who gave these spur-of-the-moment cookies their collective thumbs up at a recent birthday celebration. Apparently, me craving something coconut, but needing to use up some caramel as well, was fortuitous. And this, friends, is how blog posts […]

Pear Cheddar Walnut Bread

Pear Cheddar Walnut Bread

This bread reminds me of a fall cheese board someone might serve at a party-except in bread form. Juicy crimson pears, sharp cheddar cheese, and crunchy walnuts are all things I’d pile on my little appetizer plate, so it just made sense to pile ’em […]