Cranberry Molded Salad

Old fashioned cranberry molded salad recipe that I have been making for many years.  This is from the first half of the 20th century when congealed salads was very popular.  The newspapers always featured these type of salads on a regular basis because readers sent them in to share.  Refrigeration was new as towns became…

Garden Popovers (Herbed Garlic)

This recipe I have had since I was in girl scouts. It came out of a little pamphlet cookbook that was given to each girl in the troop for a cooking badge project.  The price on the cookbook is $.39.  and the date is 1958. What is fun about this little cookbook is that many…

Orange Flounder and Dill Mayonnaise

Everyone knows that lemon goes well on fish but did you know that orange and fish are a tasty combination? Navel oranges will soon show up in the produce section of the grocery store here in North America. I like to use a navel orange for this simple easy and low calorie fish dish. The…

English Pea Salad with Cashews

Making your own salad dressing is not that hard and it is less expensive. I keep a jar in the refrigerator with oil and vinegar already mixed. I run it through a blender and it takes weeks to separate again. By that time I have used it all up. I use it as the base…

Pork Chops and Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Water Chestnuts

I bought something new this summer that I normally don’t buy, because of budget restraints I don’t buy high end spices.  Some of the blogs have been talking about smoked paprika and how its unique flavor sets off a salad dressing or meat.  So I used it on fried pork chops and it turned out…

Pennsylvania Chicken Soup (Waste Not, Want Not)

Couple of weeks ago I cooked roast chicken for Sunday dinner.  I had found about a 5 pound bird for $4.51 and was happy because I would get a couple of meals and soup out of it.  Every week I make soup out of something because I grew up eating home made soup once a week…

Cooking For One (Chicken)

One of the hardest things to adjust to when living alone is cooking.  There is a few cook books that have been published for cooking for two but you end up only finding a few recipes that you like.  I have many retired single friends who have come up with some simple recipes for cooking chicken…