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. Baked Beans 1/2 lb hamburger 1/2 lb bacon Brown together and drain … Continue reading

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

Thyme Marinated Flank Steak

I do love old newspaper clippings. They sometimes serve up lost or mysterious sounding recipes, and sometimes they offer a quaint look at humor. This clipping had both. Enjoy! Flank steak is an inexpensive but flavorful cut of meat. It was my family’s traditional Christmas dinner for many years. Dad would grill the meat, Mom … Continue reading

Beef Pie Encore

The recipe above is called Beef Pie Encore, but really it should be “Home made TV dinner.” I can remember when TV dinners came in the foil tray, and as an experiment my mom saved a few and made our own TV dinners. It must not have been a tremendous success because we stopped doing … Continue reading


Most of us are familiar with the beautiful abalone shell, the blue, pink and silver wavy center that makes us think of the ocean, and even the crusty outside that has the mysterious holes. Abalone are a sea creature that lives in the rocky areas of the shore, and up to 30′ deep, and are … Continue reading

Bouquet Garni

A while back, I posted a recipe for a bouquet garni – basically a selection of herbs or spices, either tied or in a cheese cloth pouch. Since we have all new appliances that are significantly better than anything I have ever used in my life, I felt I needed to have a practice run … Continue reading

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