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

Smoked Sausage Roll

Although this little slip out of a spiral notebook doesn’t have a name, I’m calling it a Smoked Sausage Roll because it seems like a summer sausage recipe, along with the addition of hickory smoked salt. The Morton’s Tender Quick is a curing salt intended for curing meats and game. Click over to the website … Continue reading


This recipe for antipasto reminds me more of a salsa than a traditional Italian antipasto. However, it could be served over toasted bread like a bruschetta if desired. Typical antipasto is made of fresh meats and cheeses, garnished with herbs and other vegetables. In Italian tradition, antipasto is served at the beginning of the meal … 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

Pickled Tongue

I have a hard and fast rule that I won’t eat anything that could taste me back, so no pickled tongue for me. I realize this is a delicacy for some, and in many Jewish delis you will see tongue on the menu. It is also more common in Hispanic countries. It just isn’t something … 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

Cheese-y Party Recipes

We are back in business, folks! I thank you for your patience for the past year. Let me just say that when you endeavor to renovate your home, it will likely take much longer than you expect, and if you live in your home during the project, add another month or two. O.o Anyway, what … Continue reading