Ravioli From Scratch (Cooking for two)

There is nothing better then freshly made ravioli and the best part is you can fill them with what you have on hand.  You don’t need to have a production line of family members to help make the dough, then roll it out and fill them.  It is not as intimidating to make as it…

Drying Cherry Tomatoes

I have more little cherry tomatoes than I can possibly eat right now.  Instead of letting them go to waste in the refrigerator, I am drying them and will store them like the expensive sun dried tomatoes you see in the produce department of the grocery store. When I had to replace my stove the…

Corn Waffles and Chicken

The corn waffles is the star of this meal.  It not just any waffle but light and fluffy corn waffles.  The waffle batter is made from cream corn and beaten egg whites folded in the batter.  If you don’t have a waffle iron this batter makes a wonderful pancake.  It is perfect to pair up…

Apple Lasagna

Delicious dessert to finish off a fall dinner.  Easy to make using just 4 cooked lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, and 1 can of apple pie filling.  This recipe makes 6 servings and baked in a 9 inch x 7 inch baking pan.  The noodles is layered with ricotta cheese filling and apple pie filling on…

Baked Eggplant BLT Sandwich

Looking for something different to make with a large eggplant?  Try it in a sandwich, but not just any sandwich, a BLT with provolone cheese.  You start by slicing the egg plant and baking the slices in the oven.  Large eggplant can be bitter, so you can remove some of the bitterness.  Also eggplant can…

Black Bean, Corn and Rice Salad

Very light and refreshing  salad made from cold cooked rice, chopped celery, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, chopped sweet red peppers and chopped fresh baby spinach. It is a complete meal in a bowl because the rice and beans together makes a whole protein. With the addition of corn, tomatoes, celery and spinach gives you…

Freezing Bell Peppers

I was given a dozen large green bell peppers that I knew I would not be able to use them all up before their shelf life expired.  I decided to take eight of them and freeze them in small cooking batches.  Last month I was given sweet red peppers and yellow/orange peppers that I also…

Fried Liver and Onion

What makes this liver and onions recipe different is the onions are fried crispy first and reserved to top the cooked liver.  The liver is dredged in seasoned flour and browned in the same pan that the onions was cooked.  After the liver is browned, the liver is then braised in the same pan until…

Freezing Tomatoes

What can you do with extra tomatoes that are past their shelf life?  Instead of letting them spoil freeze that last tomato.  It is easy to do and it don’t take very long to do.  You just need a pot of boiling water and a small baggie. I had several large tomatoes was close to…

Scotch Broth Soup

A winter soup that is made with lamb neck meat, barely and what vegetables that are on hand to put in the soup. Traditionally the soup was made with only root vegetables and onions during the winter.  Dried garden herbs were added to enhance the flavor. It is a wonderful soup that is filling and…