Three Bean Salad

A delicious side dish that can be brought to a picnic, pot luck dinner, party or family get together. It is easy to put together the night before and taste better the next day.  It just takes three different cans of different beans and chopped onion.  The dressing is just sugar, vinegar, oil and spices….

Rice and Peas

A favorable rice side dish that is easy to make and inexpensive. The secrete to this dish is the rice is cooked in chicken broth.  If you don’t have chicken broth you can use chicken bullion cubes or soup base.  Add some peas and a sprinkle of your favorite herbs will give you a side…

Tomato Soup Aspic

A wonderful retro gelatin recipe that has stood the test of time.  It is made from a can of concentrated tomato soup, unflavored gelatin, chopped vegetables and Worcestershire sauce.  In addition to that there is red wine, a small amount of lemon gelatin and some herbs.   This is a salad that you will have…

Easy Egg Rolls and Chicken Lo Mein

Egg rolls are easy to make and not expensive.  Just takes premade wrappers, ground meat, shredded cabbage, shredded carrot, chopped green onion, ginger, soy sauce and frying oil.  Pair it up with a quick chicken lo mein stir fry for a satisfying Asian meal.      

Cherry Tomato Crouton Salad

A zesty salad that take no time to prepare for yourself or a crowd.  Make croutons your self from slices of bread.  Other ingredients are cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil vinaigrette. The salad can be served by it’s self or on a bed of greens. Also you can use the cheese…

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…

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…