Fruit & Avocado Salad

  When I first read the title of this recipe card, I was a little worried. Fruit AND avocado salad? That can be risky. My mother used to put sliced oranges and avocado into green salad with bleu cheese dressing and it somehow worked. I usually sucked the dressing off the oranges before chewing them … Continue reading

Thoughts on food

I have been preoccupied recently and have not given you many new recipe posts or even a page from Irene’s home ec class, and for that I apologize. It is a truism that life is what happens when you are busy making plans. We went out to dinner last night to a local Mexican joint. … Continue reading

Ham balls with pineapple sauce

  Thanks to Carol Tucker on Bever Street, we have today’s recipe for Ham Balls with Pineapple Sauce. I don’t know where this combo originated, but the ham & pineapple thing is found everywhere from pizza parlors to cocktail parties. It’s not my favorite, but some people rave over it. To each their own. Who … Continue reading

Meat Balls Napoli

Meat balls are known the world over, whether they be Swedish or sweet, as a plated, skewered or spaghetti-adorning lump of spiced and meaty goodness. The meat balls from Naples in southern Italy originally had a soft doughy center, but with the Americanization of Italian cooking, breadcrumbs became the standard. These particular meat balls are … Continue reading

Beets with Orange Sauce

  Beets. With a thick orange sauce on them. Yummmm. Or not. I like beets either pickled or roasted. I guess I’m a bit of a beet purist. My folks grew a variety of vegetables when I was growing up and beets were one of them – carrots, chard, spinach, onions, etc. Anyway, my mother … Continue reading

Late for Lincon’s Luncheon

It always seems like when I plan ahead something comes up and I fall behind again! Here is the menu from Irene B. that I had planned to post for Lincoln’s Birthday, just a week late. I would imagine this to have been a more festive menu that the previous page of menus, of which … Continue reading

Mary’s Nut Rolls

  A slip of paper about the size of a bookmarker serves as the medium for this recipe for nut rolls. I am guessing that once you make the dough, you roll it in some way, maybe like a cinnamon roll? The “can” of milk here refers to condensed milk. I also notice there aren’t … Continue reading