Scalloped Rhubarb

Not to be confused with celery, rhubarb is a pink, stalk plant in the vegetable family. The use of rhubarb originated in medicine, but some time in the 18th century, people started using it in the kitchen as well. It has a strong, tart taste which leads it to most often being prepared with sugar. … Continue reading

Chow Mein Hot Dish

Chow Mein as a hot dish is not something I would have expected, but this recipe from an old notebook delivers the goods. Chow mein is often confused with chop suey – both dishes have a vegetable mix and sometimes meat included. The difference is noodles vs rice, and the fact that chow mein is

Baked Beans

Here’s a smaller amount of beans for a family to manage! Interesting that the recipe again calls for pork & beans in a can. It’s probably just the convenience of not having to make the pork & beans, then combine with something else.

Home Style Baked Beans

This recipe isn’t completely “from scratch” because it uses prepared beans, but still, this could be yummy for a barbecue or other large gathering. Because can your family eat 6 pounds of beans? Mine can’t. And, imagine the flatulence, oh my. Also, if you have a Costco or other wholesale type store available to you, … Continue reading

Pineapple Casserole

I’m not 100% sure what a pineapple casserole would taste like, but with the flour and sugar, it sounds like maybe a dessert? This is an interesting one and I wonder how it would taste. The addition of a Ritz cracker topping is very unusual.

Enchilada Casserole

This is another microwave casserole I made during the dark days of no stove or oven during construction. I adapted it from a recipe that required baking, but I realized I could do it the easy way. I have made it with Fritos and gourmet tortilla chips, but I found regular old tortilla chips in … Continue reading

KJ Potatoes

During the past 10 months of construction, I had to get creative in my cooking efforts since I lacked a stove. Or regular oven. Necessity is the mother of invention however, and I made up a dinner that my family enjoyed. I don’t think I will make it again just because it feels like “construction … Continue reading