Pat Gratton

Contributing is easy. Answer a request for someone who needs assistance, ask for assistance from the readership, share a recipe that brought raves, tell us about something you read about in a magazine that bears repeating, share your summer book author, let us know about a pattern for something you knitted or crocheted, tell us about an idea for an occasion or craft, let us know of a date for a happening… anything that sounds good to you is good for us. Send your contributions to Pat Gratton, Boomtown Media 11928 N. Williams St., Ste.3 Dunnellon, FL 34432 or email me at [email protected]

PIE CRUST (EXCELLENT)

Lastly, readers, let me share my favorite recipe for pie crust.  I love this recipe!!! PIE CRUST (EXCELLENT) 12 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter 3 cups all-purpose...

RAVIOLIS

I will be making ravioli’s again this Christmas.  My son will be happy!  I always made ravioli without measurements.  This is a tried and true Italian cook’s easy...

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST LASAGNA

SAUCE: 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 3/4 pound ground beef 1/2 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 2 cans (6 ounces) tomato...

MOM’S MEATBALLS

1 pound ground beef 1 minced garlic clove 1 small onion, chopped fine 3 tablespoons parsley 2 beaten eggs 1/4 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste Pepperidge Farms bread...

BRACIOLE

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:  6 servings 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds) 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs 1/2 cup...

REMEMBERING CHRISTMASES PAST…

Dear Readers: Once again I wish you the merriest Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa…wondering at the same time where the time went. This is the time for reflection for...

HOMEMADE COUGH SYRUP

One last thought, everyone, please stay healthy!  This last recipe sounds like it is off the wall, but it is an old recipe that I can remember talking about on The Pat...

CRANBERRY SAUCE

JUST A BIT DIFFERENT… Hi Pat, I am sure that there are others like me who are not crazy about canned cranberry sauce.  About 45 years ago my step-mother-in-law gave...

TOM’S THANKSGIVING CRANBERRY DISH

In response to your request for holiday recipes, I have a recipe for a cranberry dish given to me in the 1980’s by the late Tom Riser, a gourmet cook from Norfolk,...

SLOW COOKER PEPPER STEAK

Serves: 4 2 pounds top sirloin steak 1 red bell pepper, cut in a large dice 1 green bell pepper, cut in a large dice 1 onion, cut in a large dice 1 cup beef broth, plus...