Autumn in Montana
The greatest season is upon us in the land of ghostly hills and phantom sunshine. The scents of crumbling leaves and the sounds of footsteps upon the crisp early morning frost have invaded the world here in Montana.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a cowgirl, a paranormal romance author, and an avid reader living in the timber and finding inspiration in a back to the land lifestyle. And recently, we have spent many hours out in the hills readying our home for the harsh winter to come.
I am fortunate to work in as an author—I can pack up my computer and travel to the tops of mountains where are all a person can see for miles are peaks so large that they act as speed bumps for the heavy fall clouds that try to invade. I have written novels at the tops of many a mountain, near gurgling waterfalls, and places that seem so desolate it’s easy to believe no person has been there before. I have written as snow falls on the car around me and then a few minutes later I’m forced to hide from the melting heat of the sun.
Here in the fall, we go back to a different time, we revert to the recipes of our ancestors, the ones who have gone before. In honor of the change of the seasons and as a thank you to my fans, who keep me writing, I wish to give you a piece of Montana in the only way I can. I wish to share a Montana recipe with you. Please enjoy this with your family and friends. And as you do so, think of the dusky blue mountains, the tall pines and the scents of a Montana Fall.
Kneplfa: (similar to a dumpling)
1 c. flour
Pinch of salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
Bring pot of salted and buttered water to a boil. Mix ingredients until dough is stiff. Make into a ball and the cut with scissors into small chunks. Drop pieces into boiling water (carefully). Boil until they are floating and fully cooked.
(from here there are several different recipes that you can add the knepfla to i.e. chicken, pork, beef, and cream based soups etc.)
Next: Fry up a Smoked Kielbasa or Polish Sausage, add sauerkraut, and boiled knepfla. Serve hot.
Author Bio: Danica Winters is an Amazon best-selling romance author based in Montana. She is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Greater Seattle Romance Writers. She is a contributor to magazines, websites, and news organizations. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, the outdoors, and the bliss brought by the printed word.
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