Bavarian Style Sausage Pasta Dinner

Years ago this recipe was inspired by the back of a soup can. I don’t remember what the recipe’s title was but that it had Bavarian in it. It was inexpensive and quick to make.  It takes only 30 minutes to make this.  My family loved it.  I have been making a version of it…

Five Apple Pie (Small Family Pie)

In 1915 Corning Glass introduced clear glass oven bake ware called Pyrex. In that line of bake ware was a 7 1/2 inch pie plate.  It became a very popular size.  They continued to make that size until the 1960’s.  What made this size popular during that period was it only took one can of…

French Toast (Simple and Easy)

  If you are like me, you don’t like to see bread go to waste. One of the things that you can do with day old bread is make French toast. It is really quick and easy.  The artisan breads are my favorite to make French toast with.  Just slice them about 3/4 inch thick…

Coconut Custard Pie Without Pastry Shell

During the 1960’s. Bisquick created a series of recipes for using their product known as Impossible Pies.  These were pies that formed their own crust so you didn’t have to make a pie shell, thus the name “impossible.”  The pies were quick and easy to make.  The recipes were featured on the back of the…

Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce

This is something different to make with chicken.  The recipe called for boneless chicken breasts but I had thighs. Moreover, I still have several pounds of dry cherries to use and this recipe called for dried cherries.  Everything that was needed I had on hand except sweet and sour sauce so I made my own…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies

Mmm…mmm, these are really good.  Just the right gooeyness that a brownie should have. Every once in a while I get hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My go to recipe for this is a simple and easy one. You start with a brownie mix and a jar of peanut butter. I have had this…

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Dressing

You start this salad with the combination of strawberries, nuts, onions and heartier greens as well as tender greens.  Chicken can be leftovers or a boneless breast that has been cooked before making the salad.  The dressing is added to the salad warm and will wilt the tender greens. It is a great lunch meal or…

Steamed Ribbon Squash

A fun way to make a lovely side dish that will dress up a special meal.  You simple slice yellow squash or zucchini length wise using a vegetable peeler. Hold the squash and slice away from you making thin slices. Lightly salt them before putting them into a steamer basket. Bring a couple of inches…

Snap Peas And Small Potatoes With Brown Butter Sauce

A fresh tasting side dish that will put some zing into a everyday meal. The brown butter sauce has a light lime flavor that brightens up the flavor of the vegetables. Do not limit this sauce to just this combination but it will dress up other vegetable dishes.  Right now snap peas are in the…

Arugula, Tomato,Bacon and Provolone Salad

Simple easy salad for any time of the year.  You can make this with any greens you have and any mild cheese.  I used a pastry wheel to cut the slice of cheese into wedges.  I sometimes see this salad pictured with the tomatoes stacked up with the cheese between them on a bed of…

Pineapple Cake Quick and Easy

  At the end of the month I run out of ideas as to what to make from the assortment of food that is in my cupboard. It just depends on what I receive from the local Food Bank. So cooking is always an adventure for me. They give you what has been donated, sometimes…

Blueberry Pecan Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Weather is starting to get warm and cool refreshing summer salads make their way into our meals.  This salad is great because it takes advantage of fresh produce that you can find at the farmer’s markets. This salad has amazing flavors that really awakens your palate and easy to make. It starts with mixed baby…