Archive for the ‘Winter Favorites’ Category

This soup is creamy, filling, rich, and delicious. Oh, did I mention easy?  Perfect for a crowd or a buffet, this soup is a favorite.  Even better, it is just right for dinner and the extras freeze great. The recipe easily adapts to a crock pot. Use fat-free milk and   Read More ...

Cranberries show up in nearly every grocery store or produce market in November. Cranberries added to breads, muffins, jells, and sauces, are a healthy choice. Recently I drove through west-central Wisconsin and could not pass up the roadside stands at local, family owned, cranberry bogs.  So what do to do   Read More ...

There is nothing like a flavorful and flaky pie crust to complement any pie. Whether you are making a dessert pie filled with your favorite fruit, or making a savory chicken pot pie, this crust is perfect for both. The dough freezes well and is very easy to work with.   Read More ...

Fish is always a healthy and popular menu option and becomes even more popular during the Lenten season. Lent or not, this is a recipe I use all the time for lots of different types of fish. Cod is delicious, affordable, and available everywhere.  Cod is a bit sweet and   Read More ...

This isn’t your everyday chicken! It is very flavorful. Fiesta is in the name but I promise those of you who fear spice that it won’t be  too spicy or  too tangy. It is just right. The flavor is mild and delicious. Baked in the oven, it couldn’t be easier.   Read More ...

This is just another winter day in Iowa. True, it is a winter that seems to never end, but I am tough and it will end – sometime. There is a ton of snow, most of which is falling horizontal. OK, I guess that means it is not falling but   Read More ...

This is a simple and basic pasta dish that is just plain good. I love making this sauce and freezing it; it works so well when you need a quick, home-made meal. It is a delicous, fast, sauce that will satisfy just about everyone. I often buy spicy bratwurst to   Read More ...

I must eat with my eyes as I love bread that looks interesting. It doesn’t matter if the chunky whole grains or the unique aromas are calling out to me, I just like them. I don’t eat a lot of bread so I am fussy about what bread I do   Read More ...

 Light but satisfying, this is a great sauce when your pantry is running low and you have just the basics! Though I must say this has become a favorite and I make it even when my pantry is well-stocked! A little bit of Canadian Bacon goes a long way in   Read More ...

Black beans burgers are delicious and easy to make at home. I like to know what is in my burgers so I always prefer to make them myself. There are quite a few ingredients in the recipe that all combine to make them so delicious. Black bean burgers are full   Read More ...

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