Honey Ginger Glazed Acorn Squash

A delicious way to bake this vegetable. Acorn squash has a very mild flavor that honey just enhances with a light dusting of ground ginger. There is few ingredients and can be baked in 45 minutes. It is a nice complement side dish to any roast meat. One acorn squash makes 2 large servings or…

Oven Fried Red Potatoes

Nice side dish for a oven baked dinner. I try to bake more then one item when using the oven to save energy. Oven fried potatoes are very easy to add to the menu. Just wash the amount of small red potatoes you need for servings. Cut them in half and place in a bag…

Orange Rosemary Chicken Stew

This is a very aromatic stew and it fills the house with a wonderful orange and rosemary sent while cooking. It doesn’t take long to make. It takes about 10 minutes to prep and about 30 minutes to cook. I had thawed out a package of chicken breasts to make two meals with. I posted…

Chicken Casserole with Cabbage and Pasta

Surprisingly good and hardy casserole that doesn’t look that good at the first glance at the recipe. I was looking through all my recipes and cook books looking for recipes to use up items that was lingering in my refrigerator and freezer when I found this old depression recipe. I think it came from a…

Old Fashion Prunella Quick Bread

Over the years I have seen recipes in old cookbooks for Prunella Cakes and Breads.  It is a recipe that doesn’t show up in modern cookbooks.  Originally prunes were chopped and added to the batter but this is a version that was popular in the mid 20th century made from using 2 jars of plum…

Small Family Meat Loaf

An easy meat loaf that only takes 1 pound of lean ground beef.  It only takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake.  It will serve four to five servings, just right for a small family.  In my case there is a enough left over for a couple of sandwiches the next day.   I…

Peanut Butter Tomato Soup

My aunt used to make this quick soup for my uncle.  I always thought is was just one of his food quarks.  It turns out to be a recipe from the Depression or at least a way to add flavor to a can of condensed tomato soup.  One of Taste of Home readers sent in…

Peach Cobbler from Canned Peaches

This is a very quick cobbler that only takes one 15 ounce can of sliced peaches and a half a cup of baking mix (Bisquick.)  The recipe makes three servings and bakes in 20 minutes.  It is a wonderful weeknight dessert on a cold day.  You serve it fresh out of the oven with a…

Shake and Scramble Eggs Breakfast for Two

I have been making scrambled eggs this way for many years.  It is quick and easy to do.  You just need a container with a tight fitting lid.  A glass jar with a screw top lid works well.  In the early morning hours and in a hurry to get out the door, you don’t want…

Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…