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…

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

When I was looking for recipes to use up 6 acorn squash, I found that my vintage cookbooks had some very interesting ways of cooking this squash. During the depression, acorn squash was used often as a shell to fill with creamed meats and fish. Or filled with ground meats and fruit. It was served…

Microwaved Spaghetti Squash Side Dish Bowl

A really cool way to serve spaghetti squash that is quick and easy. You don’t have to bake this squash and it turns out great. It is a way to cook it when you don’t want to heat the oven or the house. I like to eat it this way as a quick vegetable side…

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…

Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…

Stir Fried Chicken and Pineapple(Make Ahead Meal Starter)

I have an abundance of chicken in my freezer.  I thawed some of the skinless boneless chicken breasts that was in a very large package.  It is the time of the year when things get hectic because of the fall and winter holidays.  This is something I like to do is prepare make ahead meal…