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…

Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Fudge is always a welcome treat. Many of us think of it as a holiday candy and there are always recipes that are shared during that time for holiday giving and entertaining.  It is something my family enjoys making anytime.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Eggless Yogurt Blueberry Coffee Cake

Because of the H5N2 avian flu epidemic in chickens, many farmers have lost their flocks.  Eggs are now getting very expensive. I won’t be able to buy as many now and have to make adjustments in my cooking. It will be even harder for those that have limited income and depend on SNAP to supplement…

Peach Pie From Canned Peaches

I don’t live in an area that is suitable for peaches trees. Growing up my parents had peach trees and mom would can peaches every summer.  She liked making pies and canned plenty of fruit to make pies with. Fresh peaches are always the best for pies and cobblers but my food budget doesn’t allow…