Puffy bread and cheese

If you have milk, eggs and bread, you have the fixings for this delicious breakfast or luncheon dish. It's meatless, so you can fix it for supper the night before payday when your pantry is almost empty.


What do you do when you need croutons for salad or a dressing? Do you shell out good money for toasted stale bread at the store? You don't have to do that. Croutons are easy to make. You can use any kind of bread you like. Let's face it, the bread you buy is at least a day old when you buy it. Open it and it's on its way to being too stale to use for anything other than toast or croutons. So you do have stale bread at home. Don't throw it out. Make croutons. You might add some dried spices for different flavors.

Corn flour tortillas

What can you do with the masa harina flour you see on the grocery shelf? I know mass farina flour is used to make tortillas, so that is what I do. It's different. Try it next time you need flour tortillas

Potato corn cakes

Cream style corn goes well with mashed potatoes. Of course, the other ingredients in this recipe help. We have potatoes at almost every meal at our house. If your meat entree is a little skimpy or not their favorite, these potato cakes will make up for it.,

Turkey Leftover Casserole

I have a number of leftover turkey recipes. If you have leftover chicken, that works, too. One thing about cooked meat is that it can be put on the table in a hurry. Most of the time in less than 30 minutes. I have a collection of quick supper meals.

Marinated vegetable salad

This salad makes a big batch. It keeps well in the fridge. I make it and much on it for several days. Very good..

In small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil and salt.. Bring to a boil over medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add dressing. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Serve with slotted spoon. Makes 25 servings.


Was your Thanksgiving dinner when you were a youngster different than what you celebrate now? Mine was. Mother and Dad are gone as are my two brothers. Back in the day that was it, just the five of us. We seldom had company during the dark days of the Great Depression. It was just the five of us and Banjo, our supposed Beagle.

Impossible turkey pie

Do you remember when Bisquick came out with several "impossible pie" recipes? They are super easy to do. However, I had forgotten about them until I was going through my recipe file a while back. I found this one. It's easy . I hope you'll try it.

Baked chili and crackers

Need to fix supper in a hurry? Try this recipe. Supper in half an hour.
Butter a 10 by 7 inch baking pan. Spoon a third of canned chili into bottom of dish. Arrange half of round crackers over chili. Sprinkle half of shredded cheese and seasonings over chili. Repeat layers. Top with remaining chili. Bake in preheated 400 F. oen for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Hawaiian carrots

Carrots and pineapple go good together. What would we do without pineapple? It certainly gets along well with carrots. Try this recipe when you are looking for a change. It is good.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

When a cold west wind is swirling snow around the yard, I think of "Chicken Soup". You may think of skiing at Gatlinburg; I think of soup. There is no way I am leaving the house unless it’s going to church or I need groceries. If it can wait, I’ll get my groceries after church. I'll open the door only to feed the birds. Anne will drive down to the mailbox to get the mail rather than walk. That is more than I will do on a cold snowy day; but I will make soup. I have lots of soup recipes. Some take a while to make. Some are quick.

Sweet potato delight

Here is a different way to prepare sweet potatoes. Cook and serve vanilla pudding mix is the mystery ingredient. Just add the dry mix to the hot mashed sweet potatoes. Top with the marshmallows. Your family will think this is the usual sweet potato casserole. That is until they take their first bite. Surprise 'em. Try it.

Hopping John

I wonder where this recipe got its name? Calling it ham, rice and bean casserole doesn't have the charm that the name "Hopping John" has. It tastes good. That is all that matters.

Creamed curried cabbage

Here we go again with cabbage. Have you ever added curry powder to your cream sauce for cabbage? I like curry powder, but not too much of it. Just enough to flavor is my style. This recipe is so good.

Buttermilk potatoes

You don't usually thick of buttermilk and potatoes together. You don't need any flour to thicken this dish. The potatoes do that tick themselves. An electric skillet will make the preparation easier. Yes, there are so many ways to fix potatoes. Add this to your recipe box. The recipe doubles easily..

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is so pretty resting there in the produce counter next to its green cousin. I had never found a satisfying recipe for red cabbage until recently. The flavor is different from that of the green variety so it needs to be prepared differently. Try this.

Potato Crusted Quiche

This makes a tasty dish for lunch or meatless supper. To make this quiche extra special, cook and crumble 4 slices bacon, adding it to the egg mixture with the cheese and onions.