Harvest Rice

Delicious side dish made with rice, carrots, apples, raisins and onions. It is a savory sweet dish that complements most meat dishes. Perfect dish to serve year around. Double the recipe and take to a covered dish. I discovered it is just as good cold as it is hot so you can make it the…

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

When I was looking for recipes to use up 6 acorn squash, I found that my vintage cookbooks had some very interesting ways of cooking this squash. During the depression, acorn squash was used often as a shell to fill with creamed meats and fish. Or filled with ground meats and fruit. It was served…

Pressure Canning Pizza Sauce

I was given tomatoes that needed to be used up.  These were locally grown tomatoes here in Florida.  So over the week of Thanksgiving I was canning them.  I put the sauce in half pints which enough to make one large pizza.  I made my sauce the lazy way in the crock pot to reduce…

Chicken Chop Suey (Freezer Meal Starter)

I had thawed a large package of skinless chicken breasts and decided to spend the morning making meals ahead for the up and coming holiday season.  This package was taking up a lot of space in the freezer.  These meal packages will actually make more space available then the large package.  Since this was for…

Honey Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Just a refreshing anytime salad that is quick and easy to make.  The secret to it is rice vinegar.  The cucumbers I used was end of the season large and full of seeds.  I seeded them and peeled them.  You can slice them the way you want. Add tomatoes cut in wedges and thinly sliced…

Pressure Canning Salsa

My mother used to make a version of this salsa.  She used to call it hot sauce.  She usually made it at the end of the summer season.  The heat she would use was Hungarian banana peppers because they grew well in her garden.  I didn’t want my salsa to be real hot and I…

Chicago Style Sweet Cucumber Relish

A wonderful recipe for using up end of season cucumbers that are too large and seedy to use for other canning or dishes.  The relish is sweet and sour with a wonderful aroma of pickling spices.  It is sparkling green with bits of red and yellow sweet pepper.  Perfect for gift giving during the holidays….

Three Bean Salad

A delicious side dish that can be brought to a picnic, pot luck dinner, party or family get together. It is easy to put together the night before and taste better the next day.  It just takes three different cans of different beans and chopped onion.  The dressing is just sugar, vinegar, oil and spices….

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…