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anadama bread

One of my favorite Christmas gifts was the book The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. The first recipe I tried was Anadama Bread. Made with cornmeal, it makes wonderful toast. The bread requires an overnight soaking of the cornmeal which I’ve never done for a bread recipe before. It also asks for 4 oz. light molasses. All […]

chicken and dumpling soup

Chicken soup is one of those recipes you can fudge to your heart’s content. Use what you have, substitute, leave this out, add that. Yesterday I wanted to make chicken and dumpling soup. Instead of following the recipe I found online, I put together my own combo. Near as I can remember, the following is […]


Tacoritos…delicious. The entire family gave them a big thumbs up. 🙂 Not hard to make, at all. If your family and/or friends like tacos, burritos, Tex-Mex, etc., they will enjoy this. And I must say, as good as they were, they were even better the next day. Next time I make them, I will consider […]

stir fried shrimp

Last night’s supper was quick and easy. The rice took the longest to cook at 20 minutes. Check this link for the recipe for Pan Seared Shrimp I started with, from Gina’s site. She has a lot of recipes worth perusing. I stir-fried our shrimp and used the following ingredients. 14 oz. bag frozen medium […]

crunchy baked pork chops

Supper this evening was late, but good. Crunchy Baked Pork Chops, Creamy Mushroom Bake, spinach with cashews, and corn. Crunchy Baked Pork Chops Click the link for the original recipe. I made a couple of minor changes. salt 4 boneless center-cut pork chops, 6 to 8 ounces each, 3/4 to 1 inch thick, trimmed of […]

stuffed shells florentine

Dinner tonight was Stuffed Shells Florentine. We’ve had this before and it’s really good. Stuffed Shells Florentine [Click the link for the original recipe.] 1 12-oz box jumbo shells for stuffing 3 c. spaghetti sauce 3 c. fresh spinach, chopped 24 oz. Ricotta or cottage cheese 2 eggs 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 […]

hearty ham casserole

I perused several food blogs, looking for a recipe to use the extra ham I had in the fridge. I came across this one and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t sure about the corn it called for, but it was delicious! We all put it on the “have it again!” list. Hearty […]

hearty lentil soup

I made the Hearty Lentil Soup for supper and it is delicious. My thanks to Laura for sharing the recipe! I made some changes, leaving a few things out, and also added ham to the soup. The changes I made are shown below in bold. My version probably makes more than Laura’s as I used […]

baked salmon with honey mustard glaze

Salmon is easy to cook and delicious. Not to mention good for you! Joy, here’s the recipe you asked for. Next time I make this, I’ll take some pictures and update the post. Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze 2 salmon fillets 2 T. honey or brown sugar or maple syrup 2 T. Dijon mustard […]

baked chicken parmesan

Last night, I made Baked Chicken Parmesan and Baked Zucchini Sticks from the website Gina’s WW Recipes. The chicken was delicious and moist! I’m putting this on my company-worthy list. The family commented several times on what a good supper this was. Baked Chicken Parmesan Check the link for Gina’s version. I changed a few […]