Archive for the ‘Fall Favorites’ Category

Raspberries are luscious. Stretch them out by making these little pies. They are one-bite jewels!  Simple and very low in fat, they are hard to resist.  The ‘pie crust’ is made by using mini-phyllo dough shells that are found in the frozen food aisle at your grocery store.  These usually   Read More ...

Tomatoes appear everywhere in September in the Midwest. Grocers, farmers markets, and generous neighbors often host more tomatoes than you would think anyone could possible use.  Cherry tomatoes are no exception, and are the star in this salad. The barley, which by the way if you haven’t tried you should,   Read More ...

Mushroom sauce is delicious served so many ways! Mixed into any pasta with a bit of Parmesan cheese and you have an easy, but delicious meal. When my kids were little they loved it spooned on buttered bread and eaten for lunch. They were fussy about the mushrooms though, they   Read More ...

While visiting my daughter recently she mentioned eating baked oatmeal. Thoughts of mushy, gooey, porridge came to mind. Our grandchildren instantly perked up! “Yum!” Their ‘yum’ surprised me, and intrigued me. The girls were too hungry to wait the thirty-minute baking time and enjoyed stove top oatmeal laden with fruit.   Read More ...

Sloppy Joes seem to have been around forever. Ever wonder how they came to be? Loose meat sandwiches were popular in the early 50’s. Legend has it that a cook named Joe (of course) in Sioux City, Iowa (of all places!) added tomato sauce to his loose meat sandwiches and   Read More ...

Sweet potatoes and holiday dinners seem to go hand in hand. Mashed sweet potatoes are good, but not traditional. Baked sweet potatoes oozing with brown sugar, butter, and marshmallows are present on many, many, holiday dinner tables. Sweet potatoes are delicious this way, but usually everyone who eats them, if   Read More ...

Oh my! May I just say these bars are a nice change of pace!  If you have never combined cranberries and bananas, you haven’t lived. For some silly reason we always think of cranberries in the fall around Thanksgiving time. I am sure it is because cranberries ripen and are   Read More ...

  Corn chips are a great go-to snack. They seem to go with just about anything and everything.  I remember a friend who was sharing a bit of wine with me pulled out a bag of generic corn chips. She apologized saying, “I know these aren’t very good….’. What? I   Read More ...

It seems as though any traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas meal would not be complete without cranberry sauce. I remember a friend who never liked it, but still had to include it on every one of her holiday meal menus. ‘Store-bought’ cranberry sauce, whether strained or whole, doesn’t come close to   Read More ...

Just the thought of this rich, creamy, stroganoff makes my mouth water. Ladled over perfect mashed potatoes and I am in food heaven. Stroganoff, a Russian dish, is often served over noodles but when I want to really indulge I serve it on mashed potatoes, the more traditional method. The   Read More ...

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