German Potato Salad (Pantry Cooking)

Warm winter salad that is easy to prepare, that even tastes better the next day.  I used canned sliced potatoes to speed up the cooking time that I have in my pantry.  Sometimes I use a quart of my home canned potatoes.  You can boil your potatoes with the skins on if you are not…

Winter Broccoli Salad

Easy cold weather salad that features broccoli, cauliflower and seedless grapes.  I love throwing this salad together in late fall and early winter.  Broccoli, cauliflower and seedless grapes is available in the produce section of the grocery stores during that season.  It is a hardy salad that goes well with a sandwich or soup.  It…

Fiesta Corn Bake

An heirloom recipe from grandmother’s recipe box.  My mother used to make different versions of this when I was young child in the 1950’s.  She had a large garden and corn grew well for her.  She would can many pints of corn.  It is a wonderful side dish and leftovers make a great lunch.  If…

Savannah Red Rice

Budget friendly casserole for when you are out of ideas and money. An easy dish to make from rice, canned crushed tomatoes and bacon or ham. It can be served as a side dish or the main coarse. I have made this on the top of the stove when I didn’t want to wait for…

Pan Fried Yellow Summer Squash

Simple easy vegetable side dish that everyone will love. When I was a child yellow squash was a seasonal vegetable, and now it is available year around. My mother would get so excited when it would first show up in the stores. She would buy it before her own squash was ready to pick. The…

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…

Corn and Black Bean Salsa (Home Canned)

It was time to make some more canned salsa because we had used up all the other I made last fall. I wanted to try making corn and black bean this time. I used my recipe from last fall and this time water bathed it. I just added one cup of corn and 2 cups…

Harvest Rice

Delicious side dish made with rice, carrots, apples, raisins and onions. It is a savory sweet dish that complements most meat dishes. Perfect dish to serve year around. Double the recipe and take to a covered dish. I discovered it is just as good cold as it is hot so you can make it the…

Carrot and Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Mayonnaise

Refreshing salad to make when you are out of ideas. Summertime treat perfect for just a couple of servings or to make for a crowd. It is a simple combination of grated carrots and cabbage . The dressing is a oriental ginger mayonnaise that really gives it fresh taste. The extra dressing can be stored…

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…