Chicken Rice Vegetable Soup

A winter warm up soup that has lots of flavor.  The broth is made from leg quarters ahead of time in the crock pot or automatic pressure cooker.  Then the soup is put together fresh at meal time with what vegetables that are on hand with rice.  The extra broth with the shredded chicken can…

Orange Banana Salad With Lime Honey Salad Dressing

Orange banana salad with lime honey salad dressing is a wonderful winter salad that can be made for one person or for a family dinner. The lime honey dressing is quick and easy to make. The extra dressing can be stored for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. Just place it in a jar…

Creamy Celery Seed Salad Dressing

Making salad dressing is easy and inexpensive to make.  It is also a way to stretch your food budget.  You control how much sugar and salt goes into the dressing.  This recipe for celery seed dressing is traditionally known as a French dressing.  A French dressing is a mixture of oil, herbs, seasonings and vinegar. …

Ham and Vegetable Pot Pie

Leftover ham is used for this tasty everyday pie.   The pie is made in a casserole dish and topped with just a pie crust.  It is quick and easy when you use prepared pie dough from the deli case at the grocery store.  Perfect for an evening meal using leftover ham.    

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…