Seared Bay Scallops

Bay scallops are the large scallops that usually very pricey in the seafood case of the grocery or fish market. Normally scallops are cooked for special occasions or just ordered in a upscale restaurant. They are cooked with a lovely brown crust on the top and bottom of the scallop which looks difficult to do….

Pistachio Cookies (Small Batch)

A fun cookie to make and quick to make. It only takes a few ingredients and most of them you will have on hand. The recipe uses a small box of instant pistachio pudding mix, biscuit mix, oil, egg and a snack size bag of shelled pistachios. It makes between 12 to 18 cookies depending…

Cream of Something Soup Base (DIY)

This is a simple mix that you can keep in your cupboard to use in cooking. It is something that can be made when the food budget is small. I received this month dry milk in my food pantry box. This gave me the opportunity to share this DIY and make some more to use….

Baked Moist Chicken Breast

This recipe came off the back of a mayonnaise jar that I tried years ago. It made the best moist baked chicken breasts with a wonderful breading. It is a nice change from crunchy chicken nugget type of crust. Coating the chicken breasts with mayonnaise is the secret to this wonderfully moist baked chicken. Also…

Home Canned Barbeque Baked Beans for Two

I have been canning and I thought I should share this recipe. You can take dried beans and can them. To do that you will need a pressure canner. I have a Carrey pressure canner that I bought a couple of years ago because I have a glass top stove. It is not recommended to…

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Simple and delicious side dish that will compliment any roasted meat. The apple filling is easy to make and only takes a few ingredients that is in the pantry. The squash is baked half way and then finished baking with the apple filling. It just takes one apple for each squash and any baking apple…

Pancake Mix DIY

I haven’t bought pancake mix in a very long time. This is a very inexpensive dry mix recipe that you can keep on hand. It really stores nicely in a container. You only have to use one part water to one part dry mix to make the batter. It is a quick and easy way…

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

When I was looking for recipes to use up 6 acorn squash, I found that my vintage cookbooks had some very interesting ways of cooking this squash. During the depression, acorn squash was used often as a shell to fill with creamed meats and fish. Or filled with ground meats and fruit. It was served…

Microwaved Spaghetti Squash Side Dish Bowl

A really cool way to serve spaghetti squash that is quick and easy. You don’t have to bake this squash and it turns out great. It is a way to cook it when you don’t want to heat the oven or the house. I like to eat it this way as a quick vegetable side…