Category: Recipes Blog

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Corn Hogs!

Hi Everyone! The time really flies, and it is time once more for the Super Bowl. This is the one day of the year I let my family eat all the comfort/junk food they want, and it seems to work, because they don’t seem to want junk by the time dinner comes, reaching...

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Surprise Meatloaf!

Hello everyone! This year has gone by so fast. Christmas came upon us sooner than usual (It seems!) For those of us on a budget, I have pulled this recipe out for Christmas dinner. We all wish we could afford prime rib, but for those of us who can not afford the roast,...

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Christmas Fruit Cake Cookies

CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE COOKIES 2 oz. candied cherries 1/2 lb. dried figs 2 oz. apricots chopped coarsely 1/4 lb. raisins 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup brandy 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 6 oz. chopped pecans 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup extra fine...

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Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup When I am under the weather, I love comfort food. My Butternut Squash Soup packs comfort into every little sip. I have been having health issues and need to rest frequently, so I made this soup and Bill and I really loved it. It stays in the refrigerator overnight very...

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Tamales

Hello to everyone! Because of some health problems, and some personal stuff I haven’t been able to blog for a while. I have been cooking up a storm here in Northern California and would like to share a tamale journey with you. Tamales are not for beginner cooks as they have many steps...

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Blue Cheese Nachos

You won’t believe how decadent this nacho recipe is. Serve it as a great starter. I like a nice glass of champagne with these extremely tasty nachos. Make sure whoever you serve this to likes blue cheese or they will not enjoy these as they are very blue-cheesy. Scrumptious! You will need: 1...

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Christmas Latkes

Italy collides with the Mid East in these lively Latkes. Simple use of pesto sauce and mashed potatoes can create a colorful Christmas morning brunch featuring these wonderful potato pancakes. Top them with sour cream and pair them with your favorite champagne for rave reviews! You can use leftover mashed potatoes and left...

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Laura’s Christmas Kitchen

Laura’s Christmas Kitchen           These Christmas cookies and candies are sure to delight. My friends and family seem to like the White Christmas Fudge the best but I like the Fruit Cake Cookies the most. Try these great recipes for huge raves at Christmas time.   Fruitcake cookies  ...

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Swedish Style Meatballs

Swedish Style Meatballs   1-½ lb. lean organic ground beef 1 shallot finely diced 1-½ cups sour cream (divided) 2 T organic flat leaf parsley, finely chopped ¼ cup bread crumbs fine crumble (Do not use Panko bread crumbs for this as they get too soggy inside the meatballs.) 2 tsp ground pepper (divided)...

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Greek Tostadas

Greek Tostadas I wanted something that would take me on vacation in my mouth, so I visited Greece in my mind and made a version of tostadas that were inspired by a TV show called “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” We will explore Greek flavors and mix them up with Latin ingredients, however,...