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21 Mar

Scalloped Cabbage

Preheat the oven to 350°F Butter a 2-quart casserole. It is fine to double this recipe.  Cabbage: Finely shred 3 cups of cabbage  Cook cabbage in a small amount of boiling water with a pinch of salt in a covered saucepan until tender-crisp. (Takes about 5 minutes) Drain, mix with cheese sauce and sprinkle with topping....  Continue Reading


11 Aug

Spinach Pie

Most recipes in my file are jam-packed with memories. This simple, delicious side dish came to me from Carol Ann Hanson. She left this life way too soon, and I miss her terribly, but she is alive in my heart every time I make one of her recipes.  CA, as we called her, was my daughters’ dance teacher for the years we lived in...  Continue Reading


20 Feb

Baked Beets and Onions

Baked Beets and Onions I have converted many beet-haters into beet-lovers by serving this dish. One of my readers tried this recipe using assorted beet varieties and told me it was delicious. She grows golden beets, and her family enjoys them each fall until they are gone. She says It would be nice to have too many so that she ...  Continue Reading


26 Feb

Oven-Baked Rice Medley

Preheat oven to 350°F Try this oven-baked rice recipe. It bakes in 30 minutes at 350°F, so it is ready in the time it takes to rest and carve a roast.  Pour two cups of good quality chicken broth (I prefer Campbell’s Stock First) into an ovenproof casserole and heat on high in the microwave for two minutes per cup. Saut...  Continue Reading


08 Dec

Maureen’s Savoury Spritz Cookies

Savoury spritz cookies are a lovely addition to a plate of appetizer treats, like olives, sausage bites, and vegetable sticks. The oregano in these makes them a delicious accompaniment for tomato soup or ministrone.   If you need to refresh your memory about using a cookie press click here. Or watch our From the Cookie Jar t...  Continue Reading


24 Oct

Oven-Baked Pinto Bean Salad

Here is my recipe for Oven-Baked Pinto Bean Salad, which is delicious on its own or served as a side dish for a roast beef dinner. It makes a yummy protein accompaniment to a rice and salad meal. This recipe is gluten-free, as long as you choose gluten-free crackers. I keep individual servings of baked bean salad in the freez...  Continue Reading


18 Mar

Tea Party Toast Cups

Preheat oven to 350°F Crispy tiny toast cups are delicious with almost any filling and can be made from your choice of bread (even gluten free). Children and adults will enjoy creating new taste combinations.      To Make Toast Cups: Select sandwich style loaves of bread. Each slice of bread will provide you with four t...  Continue Reading