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

Beer Bread

I can remember beer bread becoming popular in my youth, probably part of that whole artisanal bread resurgence. In my reading about sour dough bread I learned that brewers and bakers were interrelated due to the yeast byproducts in brewing that could be used in baking. Interesting stuff, plus a reminder that cooking really is … 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

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

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading