April 19, 2019

Please note: this will be my last post of the season. We are now starting our busy summer schedule. I hope everyone has a happy Easter and a wonderful summer. If all goes well will see you in the fall!!

If you cooked a ham for Easter or even if you didn't, this recipe might appeal to you and your family, it does to mine.  These can be eaten as is, dipped in something, used on a bun or biscuit, topped with an egg, and the list goes on and on. Some of our favo...

April 14, 2019

Many, many, many years ago I admitted defeat on making from scratch dough anything, breads, biscuits, pie crusts, you name it.  Even now, I have problems always with the ready made biscuit dough mix you can buy in the store. Today, for instance, after following closely or so I thought the simple instructions, my biscuit dough stuck to my chopping block/board, to my fingers, to my biscuit cutter, and I even had some on the floor, how the heck did that even h...

April 11, 2019

I love when a lightbulb goes off as the saying goes. This day was one of those days. I needed to make something fast but still yummy, with not a lot of preparation time. As I scoured my meager fridge items I spotted a container of 4 bean salad from my store deli, that included thin sliced red onions also in a nice vinaigrette dressing. Also, this particular day, I had a small piece of leftover ham steak already cooked. Next I headed to my cupboard and grabb...

April 7, 2019

Spring has sprung, sort of finally, and everyone now is looking for some nice light meals and a change of pace from winter comfort foods. I am a fan of spiralized veggies, but not doing the actual work. There are times when one is busy, and it is ok to get the prep work done for you, doesn't make you a bad person or bad cook/chef. This week when I shopped I had the choice of butternut squash spirals, sweet potato or the old stand by zucchini. Today I decide...

April 2, 2019

As I have mentioned before, my mother-in-law was a great cook and we shared many lunches together all those years ago. I would characterize her as an adventurous cook, she definitely had her likes and dislikes, and you never knew what you might get served on any given lunch, could be anything from a killer beef stew she liked to make out of porterhouse or T-bone steak leftovers and often you would see the bones right in the stew, or a butter an onion sandwi...

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