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


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

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

Chow Chow #3

Our third and final (for now) recipe for Chow Chow. This one calls for tomatoes, onions, celery, mango peppers (aka bell peppers), cabbage and cauliflower. I’m guessing either this person had a prodigious back garden, or she just loved to can. It may have been “the thing” she was known for, or her family relied … Continue reading

Zucchini Pizza

Two recipes for zucchini pizza with only one variation – the addition of garlic in one of them. This seems like a side dish, maybe in place of a bread or as the veggie to a meal. Have you made something like this? Tell us, please!

Swiss Vegetable Medly

The thing about this being *my* website is that I pontificate on my opinions about these recipes, all while sharing factual information, history of types of foods, and educating in a general sense, but if *you* have an opinion, I am entirely open to it! Feel free to comment on these recipes if they sound … Continue reading