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…

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…

Instant Pressure Cooker Boston Baked Beans

This is a no fail recipe from dried navy pea beans.  The beans are not presoaked before cooking in the pressure cooker.  Not everyone has time or remembers to presoak the dried beans or 6 hours to slow roast a pot, but you can still have Boston baked beans in a couple of hours. Normally…

Crockpot Express Beef Pot Roast

For Christmas I was given a automatic pressure cooker. It was a Crockpot Express and is very easy to use. It takes the time out of preparing meals.  I prepared my first pot roast in my new pressure cooker.  It turned out wonderful.  I partially cooked the roast first and then add the vegetables to…

Small Batch Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

A simple small batch recipe for broccoli and cheese corn bread that is prefect for size for 2 people.  It is made quickly from self rising cornmeal, with grated cheddar cheese and broccoli florets. I baked this in a 8 inch iron skillet so mine was a little thin.  A small skillet or casserole will…

Senate Bean Soup (How to Can)

It is nice to have jars of bean soup on hand for a quick meal.  A quart jar will make 4 servings when you add cooked potatoes and thicken with instant potatoes. Season to taste and serve with broccoli cheese cornbread. I have a Carey Pressure Cooker.  It is an 8 quart automatic pressure cooker…