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

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini and pancakes are not two words that work together in my mind, and the concept of a sweet, syrupy mass of shredded zucchini is just not very appealing to me. Luckily, these zucchini pancakes appear to be of the savory variety, more like a latke or other veggie cake.

Mock Drumsticks

I can remember as a teen, wanting a hotdog but we only had ground beef, so I formed a hotdog shape of hamburger, cooked it and at it in a hotdog bun. It fell apart but it tasted good. This particular recipe reminded me of that funny experience because it calls for the cook to … Continue reading

Chicken Loaf

Here’s an interesting recipe called Chicken Loaf. I assume it is similar to meatloaf or ham loaf, in that it is shaped into a loaf and baked in a loaf pan. I just don’t know, though.┬áIn general, meat in a loaf has great potential to be delicious, but the farther you get from beef, the … Continue reading

Baked Hamburg & Rice

Here’s a funny little bit of history for you. Supposedly, in Hamburg Germany, ground round was being used to create a Hamburg Steak, or Hamburger Steak, a form of meat dish possibly originating as early as the 1860s. In America we often think of it as a Salisbury Steak, topped with mushroom gravy or other … Continue reading