January 30, 2017

My first wedding gift after we got married was a Better Homes and Gardens cook book, one of the best gifts I ever received in my mind...I had never been allowed to cook as I was growing up because my mother did not like to cook and did not want messes in her kitchen, so cooking was a new experience for me that I was looking forward to, so this cook book gift meant a lot to me...I would jot down my thoughts and ideas on the pages, stick in little notes, etc....

January 26, 2017

I have been a crab cake lover for as long as I can remember. But after stopping in a small diner in New Jersey on one of our many trips passing through, and having theirs, I became even more in love with them. Since then I have made them from every kind of crab meat I could find, with everything in them I could think of, and have had some crazy combos to be sure....my daughter is also a crab cake lover, and requested this recipe go in this blog..and my son...

January 23, 2017

What is under that cheese today is what I call my Mexican meat loaf. Some days it is made with ground beef, other times with ground turkey, but the ingredients stay the same...

Tip: if you have never used oatmeal in your loafs, give it a try, keeps the loaf moist, bulks it up, and is healthier then bread crumbs to boot! also, always use a fork to mix up your meat loafs, keeps them lighter..

Oven 375 degrees

Time 45-50 minutes

I love peppers stuffed with rice, v...

January 18, 2017

My grandfather was precious to me, as are all grandfathers. Skinny as a rail, way over 6 feet tall, and ate to live, not lived to eat as they say...he had the typical menu of that generation, lots of eggs, butter, milk, beef, fresh caught fish, a hunted partridge now and then, potatoes, a simple vegetable, no salads for him, and a little shot of whiskey now and then, hidden in his garage,...once in a while a bowl of oatmeal might be made to change things up...

January 16, 2017

Many years ago we lived in Florida for 10 years and would travel back and forth summers for 6 months here, and Florida for 6 months, by way of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Cape May Lewis Ferry, and would stop in Atlantic City to break up the trip..

Not having the funds to stay on the Boardwalk, we stayed in a little motel back away from the glitz and glamour and expensive motels, restaurants, and such.

One day we found this little restaurant on a side st...

January 12, 2017

Cats Away, Mice Will Play Stuffed Squash

Oven 375

Time 40-45 minutes

Squash of choice

Hubby is out to a business lunch today, so am making something he would not eat, but I love.

Please note the squash is light in color, am used to the darker colored ones, but was still delish.

Preheat oven to 375 and fix squash by cutting in half, removing seeds, spraying with a little spray and some seasoning of choice, I used Greek here. Stick in oven cut side down and let pre...

January 9, 2017

My Simple Sunday Pot Roast, Plus 2!!

Oven 375, 325

Time 3 1/2 to 4 hours

A pot roast is a great meal plan on the weekend for leftovers for the week, when you are busy with kids, and work, etc. it saves time and money..

This is simple and I get at least 3 meals out of the one dish, depending on the size of your family.

I was told by a meat manager years ago the best pot roasts are chuck roasts with a little fat for flavor and tenderness....you can also use round...

January 6, 2017

Olives Italian Sausage Soup, Hot or Not!!

This post is not a picture of the soup for a reason....my mother-in-law, Olive Miller, was an awesome cook....she made this soup for all her family, kids, grandkids, friends, neighbors, and was one of her most loved recipes by most all of them....since her passing every few years a request pops up from someone wanting the recipe who has never made it before...and the search begins....fortunately I was the lucky one w...

January 3, 2017

"Mom I Don't Feel Good" Basic Chicken Soup!

As the saying goes "if I had a nickel for every time I made this soup through the years I would be rich"...and am still making it for sick kids and people today...

Simple and basic with a few of my own hints....I am not giving amounts here, it will depend on what you want for your purpose....but the basics most everyone who home cooks would have around the house....

Years ago I read some place to make a great flavore...

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