Black Bean, Corn and Rice Salad

Very light and refreshing  salad made from cold cooked rice, chopped celery, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, chopped sweet red peppers and chopped fresh baby spinach. It is a complete meal in a bowl because the rice and beans together makes a whole protein. With the addition of corn, tomatoes, celery and spinach gives you…

Freezing Bell Peppers

I was given a dozen large green bell peppers that I knew I would not be able to use them all up before their shelf life expired.  I decided to take eight of them and freeze them in small cooking batches.  Last month I was given sweet red peppers and yellow/orange peppers that I also…

Fried Liver and Onion

What makes this liver and onions recipe different is the onions are fried crispy first and reserved to top the cooked liver.  The liver is dredged in seasoned flour and browned in the same pan that the onions was cooked.  After the liver is browned, the liver is then braised in the same pan until…

Freezing Tomatoes

What can you do with extra tomatoes that are past their shelf life?  Instead of letting them spoil freeze that last tomato.  It is easy to do and it don’t take very long to do.  You just need a pot of boiling water and a small baggie. I had several large tomatoes was close to…

Scotch Broth Soup

A winter soup that is made with lamb neck meat, barely and what vegetables that are on hand to put in the soup. Traditionally the soup was made with only root vegetables and onions during the winter.  Dried garden herbs were added to enhance the flavor. It is a wonderful soup that is filling and…

Pasta With Spinach, Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes

Very quick meal that can be made for as little as one person or a crowd. As the pasta is cooking, the bacon and onion can be sauté in a skillet.  Crumble the bacon add the cooked pasta to the skillet then add tomatoes, torn fresh spinach and shredded cheese.  Toss and serve.  This meal…

Krumkake

I bought a stove top krumkake (crum caga) maker several decades ago at a yard sale.  I thought this looked like a pizzelle maker and that was what I wanted it for.  It mostly just sat around in my cupboard because I had a difficult time making cookies with it.  Then the internet happened and…

Buffalo Wings Recipe

Buffalo wings recipe was given to me many years ago that feeds just 4 people.  You will need  8 wings to cut up into pieces discarding the tips.  The wings are baked first with a little salt, oil and flour.  The sauce is made from butter, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic and vinegar.  It is…

Halloween Skeleton Brownies

Wilton has brought back every year for the last 6 years Halloween skeleton bones candy mold.  I make brownies and decorate them with these skeleton pieces.  The mold can be seen  here .  Any hobby shop that carries candy making supplies will probably have this inexpensive mold.  I was surprised that they still made the…

Ice Box Apple Cookies

A fun cookie to make from a simple recipe of refrigerator cookie dough.  I making these for fall but you can really make them anytime.  You don’t need any special kitchen equipment except some parchment paper or wax paper and food coloring. The apple seeds are miniature chocolate chips.  The little chocolate chips are easy…