Pasta Ham Alfredo-Quick and Easy Meal


There was some left over ham from Sunday’s dinner that I needed to use up.  The weather has been very hot and muggy which is normal for South Florida this time of the year.  I do most of my baking now at night to keep the air conditioning from working hard.  I wanted to make something light and tasty without to much fuss. So it was time to look at what I had on hand to work with and a quick look through my cook books. I settled on pasta alfredo sauce only I didn’t have all the cream these recipes were calling for and the cheeses.  I lightened up the sauce with whole milk and used the what cheese I had.  It turned out to be a light meal that was perfect on a hot day. Continue reading Pasta Ham Alfredo-Quick and Easy Meal

German Potato Salad and Pineapple Casserole


I was lucky and last week bought a ham for just a dollar a pound.  I was going to freeze it for a special occasion but the family begged me to cook it today for Sunday dinner.  This was a fully cooked ham so I had to come up with the fixings to go with it since I had not planned for it. I settled on German potato salad and pineapple casserole.  I had everything I needed for both. Continue reading German Potato Salad and Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Almost Ready to Harvest


I have 4 plants in my garden.  Last year one produced a small pineapple and now has little plants growing around where the old plant was.  It died back after the pineapple was picked.  New plants came out of the base.  This year I have 2 plants that have produced fruit. Both of these are twice the size of the one from last year.  It was the first year I had one. These two are just a little smaller then what you find in the stores. Continue reading Pineapple Almost Ready to Harvest

Zucchini Pie Recipe


This recipe has been around for several decades.  I know I made it years ago and it must of come from a Bisquick advertisement or off the back of the box.  It has been so long that I have forgotten. I recently seen a recipe for it using sliced zucchini that it reminded me to hunt down my recipe for it. I found it in a recipe box of clipped recipes and folded papers with recipes scribbled on them.  I do copy recipes onto cards when they are recipes that I like and make.  This one had long been forgotten because a certain family member made a big fuss because it had a green vegetable in it. I have been rediscovering great recipes that I had that was banned by a picky eater. Continue reading Zucchini Pie Recipe

Cashew Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots


I am always looking for recipes that I can adapt to my budget and family’s taste.  This recipe was adapted from Pillsbury’s Annual Recipe 2010 cookbook.  The cookbook was a wonderful find at my local Goodwill this past month.  It is a beautiful cookbook with lots of really nice recipes.  It is sitting in honor on my coffee table. It was one of those exciting $4 finds that I sometimes run across. I bought my first Pillsbury cookbook the summer I graduated from high school in 1966. It was a coupon offering that I sent away for.  I still have it and it is held together with a rubber band.  It is like an old friend. Continue reading Cashew Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots

Egg Less Yogurt Raisin Muffins


Yummy muffins from only 4 ingredients that are eggless.  Great quick breakfast idea.  It makes 18 muffins or a little more. I used cupcake size pans and liners because I pack them in lunches.  You can make them as traditional muffins with out cupcake liners. They are moist and full of flavor. Continue reading Egg Less Yogurt Raisin Muffins

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