Sour Cream and Dill Cucumber Salad

Refreshing salad for those hot summer months.  Just slice up some cucumbers, radishes, onions and dress with a dill and sour cream.  The dressing is made from sour cream, dill, lemon juice and a tiny bit of horseradish for just a kick.  If you are serving kids just leave out the horseradish which is optional….

Tomato Corn and Cucumber Salsa

Fresh salsa from cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, onion, cilantro, and red bell pepper that is wonderful on a hot summer day.  Lime juice and some spices finishes off the flavor.  You can adjust the recipe to make it to your taste.  Leave out the onion, garlic and heat to make it kid friendly.  It is great…

Peanut Butter Oat Quick Bread

Yummy loaf of sweet bread that is easy to make from items that are in your cupboard which stirs up quickly, You will need a jar of peanut butter, sugar, flour, egg, oatmeal, and milk.  While it is baking the bread smells so good. Serve warm with butter, favorite jam or cream cheese. The oat…

Sauerkraut Balls

Snack that goes perfect with beer and sports.  Deep fried sauerkraut balls made from sauerkraut, pork sausage, cream cheese and bread crumbs.  Drain the sauerkraut and brown the pork sausage and then add bread crumbs with cream cheese to hand mix.  When mixture holds together when squeezed you can form golf ball size balls.  What…

Chicken Chowder (Cooking for Two)

Fast and easy made from left over chicken and can of condensed cream of potato soup.  You add chopped celery, carrots, potato, onion, corn and milk.  Finish off with a sprinkle of dill weed and soup crackers.  Wonderful hearty meal anytime of the year.  This is a recipe that you can make your own with…

Brown Rice Turkey Meatball Primavera

A weeknight meal that is easy to make.  Brown rice cooked in chicken broth and topped with turkey meatballs, vegetables and mushroom sauce.  You can make the meatballs yourself or purchase them in your frozen food section at the grocery.  The vegetables are frozen carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.  That sauce base is a can of…

Bing Cherry Coffee Cake

Wonderful inexpensive and easy coffee cake to make from scratch.  You can quickly mix up the batter using oil, sugar, eggs, flavoring, baking powder and flour. Layer the batter with the chopped cherries and top with a simple crumb topping.  This wonderful recipe is a heirloom recipe that will become a staple in your recipe…

Pork with Savory Apple Stuffing

Unstuffed pork chops casserole using regular cut pork chops.  The apple stuffing is made from a stuffing mix or make your own.  Layer the chops on top of the stuffing and top with sweet and sour sauce.  Makes and easy week night meal for a family or just for two. We like stuffed pork chops…

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

I made the chocolate dipped strawberries for a small wedding.  They were prepared in the morning and by the time they were served the green leaf tops was drying up.  Everyone still loved them and used the stems to hold them with. The berries were very sweet and large.  They are fun to make and…

Neapolitan Cauliflower

Completely different but delicious recipe for Cauliflower.  The cauliflower is blanched for 5 minutes in salted water and drained.  Then dressed with a lemon olive oil dressing and tossed with chopped pimento stuffed olives,  green onion, celery, capers and fresh parsley.  Served warm or cold.   It is a light refreshing side dish in the…