Chow Mein Hot Dish

Chow Mein as a hot dish is not something I would have expected, but this recipe from an old notebook delivers the goods. Chow mein is often confused with chop suey – both dishes have a vegetable mix and sometimes meat included. The difference is noodles vs rice, and the fact that chow mein is

Man’s Salad

This recipe for a layered salad is called “Man’s Salad” but I have questions. Does this refer to a particular man? Does it mean humans in general? Is it a restaurant named Man’s? What about a manly salad? So many questions for a simple salad and that doesn’t even take into consideration the possible misspelling … 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!

Vegetable Pasta Salad

Written on a note pad from the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, DE is this recipe for Vegetable Pasta Salad. It seems like a fairly straight forward pasta salad side dish, although I personally would not use any of these veggies. I’d probably make it with fresh veggies, no beans, chopped red onion, and sliced … Continue reading

Grape Juice (Doris Sallada)

I never really thought about how grape juice is made, except to assume it is cooked, strained, and processed. This recipe shows us how very simple it really is. I have not tried it…yet. It would be easy to make this with organic grapes if that is a concern to you, and even with sugar … Continue reading

Zucchini Pie

Have we gotten away from things like vegetable pies for a reason? My cousin recently showed me the tomato pie his wife makes with fresh grown tomatoes, and then I saw this recipe for zucchini pie. Both are lovely and different ways to prepare a side dish, or even for a light luncheon. I wonder … Continue reading

BBQ Sauce

Have you ever made your own barbecue sauce? My mother used to make one called Black Knight sauce. It was deep, rich and spicy. I also remember one that included coffee in it. This recipe for barbecue sauce sounds lovely, smooth and flavorful. The inclusion of butter will give it a mellow taste, although how … Continue reading