Shrimp Creole 

Creole type dishes originate with the Creole people of Louisiana.  Creole dishes can be prepared in any number of ways, but they all include the Holy trinity of onions, celery and bell peppers.  Instead of shrimp, chicken or other types of seafood may be used to make the creole dish.  Creole dishes are usually served […]

Several Recipes for Potatoes 

Many people enjoy some potato salad with a meal or for a barbeque or picnic.  Here is a recipe for German potato salad and also a recipe for country potato salad.  German Potato Salad  3 lbs. potatoes1 lb. bacon, diced  1 large green pepper, diced1 large onion, diced  1 heaping Tbsp flour1 ½ cups vinegar  1 cup water2 heaping Tbsp […]

Pork Chops 

Pork chops come either boneless or with the bone.  There are various pork chop cuts such as the loin chop, or the rib chop, then there are the shoulder or blade chop, and the sirloin chop.  The shoulder and sirloin chops contain more connective tissue and may be fattier than the loin or rib chop.  […]

Hot Milk Cake and 1-2-3-4 Cake 

Years ago there were no box cake mixes.  If you wanted a cake made at home it had to be made from scratch.  Two cake recipes that have been popular for generations and are still the favorites of many people today are the hot milk cake and the 1-2-3-4 cake.  Hot Milk Cake  2 cups […]

Broccoli Recipes

The basic recipe for cooking broccoli is to place the broccoli in a covered saucepan with a small amount of salted boiling water and cook until the stalks are tender which is about 12 to 15 minutes.  Drain the broccoli and season as desired.  Seasonings often used are lemon, oregano, or nutmeg, butter and salt […]

Roast Beef 

You can roast your favorite cut of beef for a delicious meal.  There are various cuts of beef you might choose to roast such as a standing rib roast, boneless rib roast, rib eye, tenderloin, high quality boneless rolled rump roast.  high quality sirloin tip roast or a top round roast.  Whichever roast you choose you want it to have […]

Mac and Cheese 

Macaroni and cheese is one of the all-time favorite comfort foods.  One of the beauties of macaroni and cheese is that you can add your own favorite touches to the basic recipe to make it special.  There are any number of foods that can be added to mac and cheese including cooked ground beef, baked […]

Meatloaf Recipes 

There are lots of meatloaf recipes, some are fancy and other are plain.  Here is a sampling of some meatloaf recipes.  Basic Meatloaf  1 ½ lb. ground beef1/4 teas salt  ¼ cup uncooked quick oats1 1/2 teas pepper  2 eggs, beaten1 cup tomato sauce*  ¼ c chopped onion  *Note: If you use tomato sauce that is seasoned, such […]

Summertime Recipes 

When the weather turns warm we are looking for recipes that are a little lighter and are easy to prepare.    Here are a few suggestions for some delicious warm weather foods you might like to try.  Big, sweet, juicy cherries are plentiful in the produce section of your favorite store.  Cherries can be added to […]

Snacks For Your Toddler 

Toddlers need to snack during the day in addition to their regular meals.  A snack before bedtime is also a good idea.  You want to provide your child with healthy snacks and limit the amount of sugary, highly processed snacks.  Your toddler should not be given snacks while he or she is crawling around the house.  Instead, for […]