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Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe

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Basic Chili Recipe As I mentioned in my Chili Seasoning Mix recipe, I make Chili almost once a week.  It is easy to make and perfect for lunch or dinner.  I have changed it up over the years.  We used to make Chili with all […]

Chili Seasoning Mix

Chili Seasoning Mix

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Chili Seasoning Mix I don’t use store bought seasoning mixes.  They typically have too much salt for me. I am on a mission to create my own seasoning blends so I will have them on hand and not have to pull out all the spices […]

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

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Bread Pudding (2 Ways) Wow!  It is -11 degrees Fahrenheit here.  -29 with the windchill.  Brr!  It’s hard not to look for something warm to eat in this kind of weather. My Mother used to make WW’s Baked Cup Custard which she would occasionally turn […]

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

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Lemongrass Shrimp Soup I took a Cuisine of Thailand course when I went to culinary school.  Before that, I had never had Thai food.  There are certain dishes I just loved.  This photo features some of the entrées we made during one class. This Lemongrass […]

Mushroom Crêpes

Mushroom Crêpes

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Mushroom Crêpes Mushroom Crêpes make a wonderful and satisfying brunch dish for the weekend.  The filling is made from a flavorful Mushroom Duxelles recipe mixed with cream cheese.  The crêpes can be made from scratch (recipe below) or store bought. Once the crêpes are filled […]

Mushroom Duxelles

Mushroom Duxelles

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Mushroom Duxelles Mushroom Duxelles is a finely chopped mixture of mushrooms, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and reduced down to a paste. Cream may or may not be added. Various liquors have been used, a madeira or sherry is common.  I didn’t have any, […]

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice

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Chicken and Rice A quick and easy family meal that tastes like you cooked all day! This is a recipe I started making back in the 70s.  I used to make it and just serve it over toast.  Remember the chipped beef days.  Same concept, […]

Haluski  (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

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Haluski My Mother frequently made buttered noodles as a side dish.  Occasionally, she made Haluski.  I never heard her call it that, but after seeing videos on YouTube, I realized this is what she had been making.  There are many variations on this dish.  The […]

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

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Yuletide Simmering Potpourri This Yuletide Simmering Potpourri will have your home smelling like the holidays in no time.  As I am writing this, the wonderful holiday spices are wafting through the air.  It smells like Christmas all through the house. This potpourri takes me back.  […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

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Roasted Tomato Soup The weather has been in the 30’s here and when that happens, all I want is something warm and comforting.  I typically turn to making soup.  My Roasted Tomato Soup is so easy to make.  You will never want canned soup again. […]


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Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe As I mentioned in my Chili Seasoning Mix recipe, I make Chili almost once a week.  It is easy to make and perfect for lunch or dinner.  I have changed it up over the years.  We used to make Chili with all […]

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding (2 Ways) Wow!  It is -11 degrees Fahrenheit here.  -29 with the windchill.  Brr!  It’s hard not to look for something warm to eat in this kind of weather. My Mother used to make WW’s Baked Cup Custard which she would occasionally turn […]

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup I took a Cuisine of Thailand course when I went to culinary school.  Before that, I had never had Thai food.  There are certain dishes I just loved.  This photo features some of the entrées we made during one class. This Lemongrass […]

Mushroom Crêpes

Mushroom Crêpes

Mushroom Crêpes Mushroom Crêpes make a wonderful and satisfying brunch dish for the weekend.  The filling is made from a flavorful Mushroom Duxelles recipe mixed with cream cheese.  The crêpes can be made from scratch (recipe below) or store bought. Once the crêpes are filled […]

Haluski  (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski My Mother frequently made buttered noodles as a side dish.  Occasionally, she made Haluski.  I never heard her call it that, but after seeing videos on YouTube, I realized this is what she had been making.  There are many variations on this dish.  The […]


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