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

Chow Chow #2

I think the best way to describe chow chow might be “pickled vegetables.” Do you agree? This particular version of chow chow calls for onions, peppers, and celery. See our previous post for Chow Chow or green tomato relish for other versions, plus I have another to post at some point. Remember that mangoes are … Continue reading

Sheppards Pie (Shepherds Pie)

Here where I live, it is finally getting cold enough to make some of the wonderful comfort foods & casseroles that sustain us through the long winter (if you consider a high of 65º cold lol! We have thin skins here haha) Shepherds Pie is a favorite in my family, and I made it recently. … Continue reading

Mushroom Sauce

Well, hello there! I got behind on posting, procrastinated, and all of a sudden it’s November! What the heck happened?? Here’s a recipe for a mushroom sauce that might be nice with a steak or chicken dish.

Mushroom Stroganoff

  Usually when I think of stroganoff, I think of that creamy, beefy dish my mother used to make, served over noodles. This recipe for mushroom stroganoff has no meat in it. If you needed to you could make it completely vegan. This is another recipe that has left out some information. I suggest that … Continue reading

Creamed Mushrooms (Aunt Dottie)

Earlier I said that you would hear from Aunt Dottie again.  Here is another of her mushroom (from mushroom country) recipes.  Mushrooms are grown in the dark, in a building (a mushroom house).  They are grown in flats only inches apart and when they are harvested, the person harvesting wears a cap like a miner’s … Continue reading