Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…

Chickpea Corn Soup

One of the wonderful comfort soups from Italy is garbanzo soup.  That was my inspiration for this soup. Normally the soup is made from soaked dry beans. I didn’t have everything needed to make it from the recipes I had or that was on the internet.  Soup is one of those dishes that have endless…

Lentil and Maple Sausage Soup

One of our food bloggers here at WordPress,Tammy Algood, posted a wonderful recipe for Maple Sausage and Lentil Soup. My pantry is full of lentils right now because it is one of the common items that is distributed at my local pantry. The recipe looked simple and inexpensive and the maple sausage I had in…

Bavarian Style Sausage Pasta Dinner

Years ago this recipe was inspired by the back of a soup can. I don’t remember what the recipe’s title was but that it had Bavarian in it. It was inexpensive and quick to make.  It takes only 30 minutes to make this.  My family loved it.  I have been making a version of it…

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Dressing

You start this salad with the combination of strawberries, nuts, onions and heartier greens as well as tender greens.  Chicken can be leftovers or a boneless breast that has been cooked before making the salad.  The dressing is added to the salad warm and will wilt the tender greens. It is a great lunch meal or…

Steamed Ribbon Squash

A fun way to make a lovely side dish that will dress up a special meal.  You simple slice yellow squash or zucchini length wise using a vegetable peeler. Hold the squash and slice away from you making thin slices. Lightly salt them before putting them into a steamer basket. Bring a couple of inches…

Snap Peas And Small Potatoes With Brown Butter Sauce

A fresh tasting side dish that will put some zing into a everyday meal. The brown butter sauce has a light lime flavor that brightens up the flavor of the vegetables. Do not limit this sauce to just this combination but it will dress up other vegetable dishes.  Right now snap peas are in the…

Arugula, Tomato,Bacon and Provolone Salad

Simple easy salad for any time of the year.  You can make this with any greens you have and any mild cheese.  I used a pastry wheel to cut the slice of cheese into wedges.  I sometimes see this salad pictured with the tomatoes stacked up with the cheese between them on a bed of…

Blueberry Pecan Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Weather is starting to get warm and cool refreshing summer salads make their way into our meals.  This salad is great because it takes advantage of fresh produce that you can find at the farmer’s markets. This salad has amazing flavors that really awakens your palate and easy to make. It starts with mixed baby…

Chilled Cucumber Salad

My mother always had cucumbers in her garden. She would not plant them until June in little mounds of dirt.  Then we would eat cucumbers everyday in late summer thru fall.  Of coarse she would can different kinds of pickles to eat all year. She would make this simple salad and put it in the…

Carrot Cornbread(Heirloom Recipe)

Cornbread is a family favorite. There is not many people who don’t like cornbread. Most of the time we just grab a box of mix at the store and follow the directions. It is not difficult to make from scratch. Cornmeal is an inexpensive staples that you should keep on hand when you are trying…

Pork Leg Shank Crackling Roast

Pork leg shank roasts or sometimes called fresh picnic hams are usually very inexpensive to buy.  I found this nice 6 pound leg shank for $.99 per pound. For $6.00 I could get several meals from it.  Easter was coming and I didn’t have the room in my budget for an Easter ham. I actually…