Category Archives: General

Baked Beans

There are many techniques for cooking dried beans. I use this method for dried butter beans but it can be used for black beans, cannellini beans, or Great Northern beans. 1 pound dried butter beans or other of your choice … Continue reading

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Potato, Green Bean, and Mushroom Salad (Easter Salad)

This recipe is excellent and worth the effort. We often make it during Springtime especially for an Easter Dinner celebration. You just need a ham or lamb chops and you have a meal. The salad has potatoes, mushrooms, green beans, … Continue reading

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Corn, Onion, and Cheddar “Pie”

This is one of our most requested recipes. We make this recipe to go with flank steak, BBQ chicken, and lamb chops. We make it throughout the year and more frequently in the warmer months. I am reposting it with … Continue reading

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Artichoke Surprise Updated

This appetizer spread is perfect for a party or New Year’s open house. It is easy to make and delicious. 1 14-oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped about the size of the green chilies 1 4-oz. can chopped green … Continue reading

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Cranberry–Orange Sauce

The traditional cranberry sauce is tart and slightly bitter for some palates. Here is another variation. This recipe adds orange juice and orange rind. The tartness is more balanced and it has a wonderful orange flavor along with the cranberry … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce Variation

Cranberry sauce can be too tart for some. The addition of port wine softens the tartness and is a nice variation for the adults. 12 oz. package fresh cranberries 1/2 cup of sugar 1 cup port wine ¼ teaspoon cinnamon … Continue reading

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Mom’s Pie Crust

My mother worked in a bakery in her teenage years. This is her “no fail” pie crust recipe. It makes 5 pie crusts which are enough for 2 double crust pies and a single crust pie. Again, the important steps … Continue reading

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