Archive for the ‘Spring Favorites’ Category

Peas and carrots are a staple and easy vegetable dish. Skip the frozen peas and diced carrots. Buy whole sugar snap peas and cut your carrots about the same size to make an interesting dish. The simple sauce is made with maple syrup and whole grain mustard. Don’t worry; the   Read More ...

Ham salad has been a favorite way back from when I was a little girl. We called it ‘sandwich spread’. Sometimes it would be made from leftover ham. Often it was made from ring bologna. We would have it on sandwiches for lunch and even broiled on buns. It was   Read More ...

Homemade guacamole is delicious, nutritious, and easy. Hmm, I am thinking this sounds a bit familiar as I say this about so many of my recipes. True for other recipes, true for this one too. Guacamole is served with pita or tortilla chips. Well most of the time that is   Read More ...

Cheesy potatoes are a favorite. For some reason I always find these on my table around Easter. I don’t know why, I just do. Maybe it is because they go so well with Maple Glazed Ham, and every thing else Easter. Oh, and not to forget everyone likes them. The   Read More ...

It doesn’t matter what vegetables you have on hand, zucchini, onion, carrot, mushrooms, asparagus, squash, peppers, broccoli, radish, or just about anything else all make a quick and nutritious vegetable dish. You can use this as a side dish, or even as a main dish if you are not a   Read More ...

The other day I was craving fried onion rings. Sure there are healthy versions but I wanted the real thing. I had been feeling a bit ‘fried’ so perhaps that is why I was craving fried food. Actually I was craving bar food, but that is another story. I think   Read More ...

Lucky for us leeks are available just about everywhere, and just about all the time. Leeks used to an expensive, almost exotic treat not so very long ago.  Roasted in the oven with cauliflower they provide a wonderful change of pace to any meal. The vegetables are glazed with a   Read More ...

These tacos are absolutely one of my new favorite things to eat. It is hard to believe they are low-fat and low-sodium, but they are! They are packed with flavor. The rich chili crème is fantastic with the fish. The diced green chilies pack a lot of flavor into the   Read More ...

Asparagus heralds spring for many, especially gardeners, since those little emerald tips poke up through the ground before most even have their vegetable gardens tilled. Asparagus shows up in mass in the markets in early spring. That to me living in the midwest is encouraging: It is warm somewhere! We   Read More ...

Homemade bread is so good. It is not hard to do and worth the time. I love homemade bread because I know exactly what is in it, and what isn’t!  This recipe makes a flavorful and soft bread, just the way I like it. My recipe has only a third   Read More ...

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