On the home stretch…

My dear, patient readers and friends, Last year I asked for your patience as I went on hiatus for some home construction. You can look at the post previous to this one to see where we were at that time – concrete floors, framed walls, no insulation.  Although it has taken longer than predicted – … 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!

Chicken Cacciatore (Mary Lou Yanosik)

Chicken cacciatore is traditionally made with onions, herbs, tomatoes and wine. Many recipes include peppers and garlic, sometimes mushrooms. This particular recipe includes all of the above. The style is called “hunter style” I can only assume because hunters would have these types of herbs and spices somewhat available to them. Furthermore, there is a … Continue reading

Beef Casserole (Deluxe)

Not just beef casserole, but a deluxe beef casserole…whee! I’m not sure on this one. The beef part sounds fine, but adding cottage and cream cheese just goes in the wrong direction for me.

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

Spiced Apple Rings

Two for the price of one! These are virtually identical, with just a bit of added detail on the second card. They sound yummy and perfect for fall canning.

Pork Roast (FHK)

Back before internet searches and cooking channel shows, we didn’t have many celebrity chefs, mainly the humble home cook and a few Julia Child types from which to source our recipes. In this instance, FHK refers to the person who shared this recipe, and I think it was Freida Koch. I believe I saw that … Continue reading