Broccolini Zesty Stir Fry Side Dish

Broccolini is a trademark name for a cross hybrid of broccoli and Chinese cabbage. It is amazingly good. The vegetable has a little sweetness to it and peppery taste which makes it different from other types of broccoli. The stocks are long and very tender when cooked. I didn’t even take the leaves off and…

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…

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beautiful addition to any meal that can be served all year around. It is quick to make. It just takes canned beets, a large orange, sugar and corn starch. No one in my family will eat beets and I enjoy them. So every once in a while I get hungry for them. This time I…

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…

Quick and Easy Short Cake From Scratch

This is an old recipe I got from my mother. We had home grown strawberries growing up. So this recipe was her go to recipe for short cake during strawberry season. It mixes together very quick and bakes in a short time. The ingredients are simple and you don’t need to be a baker to…

Tomato Basil Cheese Quick Bread

I had dried some tomatoes this fall and wanted to use them in a bread recipe. I search through all my cookbooks and on line for a recipe that was easy and not loaded with grains. I wanted to keep it simple with ingredients that was usually on hand. I made an exception with the…

Strawberry Pineapple Marmalade

This is an updated recipe from a 50 year old Ball Blue Book recipe. I used to make it the long cook method that was in this canning and freezing cookbook. I just loved the fruit flavor of this marmalade and was willing to stand over it until it reached the jell stage on the…

Watermelon Jam

Great jam to make and give as gifts. You use Sure Jell Low Sugar pectin, lemon juice, sugar and puree watermelon. It is a jam you don’t find in the stores and is pretty in jars. This is what makes it a nice gift to give because it is unusual but tastes really good. It…