Herbed Rice

My rice container is full from all the rice that is in the food box I get each week.  A friend of mine that live across the country from me came to my rescue with several recipes she sent for me to try out and share with you.  This one is her favorite and I…

Bran Applesauce Quick Bread

This is a nice do ahead breakfast or brunch bread.  You can make it beforehand for a addition to a family breakfast.  It is also yummy for a midday snack with a  cup of coffee. It is really easy to make and it uses up bran flakes that are going stale in your cupboard. In…

Baked Milk Chocolate Custard Pie

I was digging through my heirloom recipes for a good chocolate pie that was inexpensive to make and easy.  What I was looking for was a recipe that didn’t require a prebaked pie crust.  I get lazy and would rather just bake the pie.  I also wanted to use cocoa powder instead of baker’s chocolate….

Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

This recipe calls for 4 staples that I keep on hand. Honey, lemon juice, parsley  and soy sauce. Because I keep them on hand I have found many dishes that calls for those ingredients. These items are easily found at local stores in small inexpensive sizes.  I store the lemon juice in the refrigerator after…

Applesauce Bran Muffins With Raisins

A wonderful way to start your day or to grab out the door in a hurry.  These are delicious to eat anytime.   You might not be able to get your kids to eat bran flakes but they will enjoy the muffins.  Just don’t tell them you used that cereal. I have been trying different…

How to dry Cilantro

I sometimes have fresh cilantro left over from cooking a Mexican dish.  I don’t like to let it go to waste after lingering in the refrigerator for a few days.  Cilantro dries very nice and stays green afterward.  Some herbs that are green can turn brown or black when dried but cilantro stays green. I…

Chicken Marsala

What do you do with s small package of boneless chicken breasts?  There is only 2 breasts and you need to feed more than 2 people or you would like to get a second meal out of it. I did a no buy month last month to use up what I had on hand and…

Fresh Strawberry Meringue Pie

This pie is an old recipe that I have had since I was a kid in the 1950’s. The pie crust must have it’s roots in Australia’s desert, pavlova. This pie was originally in the 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook. This recipe is different because it is made in a pie pan with a circle of parchment…

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…

Hearty Turkey Sausage And Tomato Macaroni

There are days when I forget to plan dinner.  I end up digging through my freezer trying to decide what I can whip up in a hurry. You know, like a half hour ago it should have been on the table?  Today was one of those days and the only thing that I had was…