Chicken Fried Rice

We love fried rice in my house – it’s quick and so easy to make as a side dish or as the main meal. The secret is to salt and pepper in between every step. I use left over rice because we make rice quite often for our other meals. I even have a fancy … Continue reading

Eggplant Pepper Salad

Here’s a newspaper clipping for a salad I think I would have to pass on. I have tried to like eggplant, but the best way to eat it seems to be (to me) smothered in red sauce and parmesan cheese. The recipe reminds me a little bit of a salad I used to make with … Continue reading

Antipasto

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

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 Relish

This is clearly a summer canning recipe for pickled zucchini relish. It might be good, although I haven’t tried it myself. You will need a large crock or other type of container to hold the relish as you are making it. It also will need to be properly canned, and while it doesn’t indicate the … Continue reading