Alice’s Freezer Corn

Many years ago my sous-chef dish-washing mom used a recipe for simple freezer corn that makes all other recipes not even worth the time it takes to work the corn! Each summer friends and family contact mom for this recipe.  I apologize it has taken me so long to share it with you. Our Chief…

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Clean My House or Make Alice’s Delicious Broccoli Salad?

I used to really, really like to clean my house.  I loved starting with some dusty shelves, really shine them up, standing back and feeling totally satisfied with a job well done.  👏 Mopping floors? No problem! Love it!  The nice clean smell when it was all done and the beautiful hardwood and shiny tile and…

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Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin
Brussel Sprouts Augratin

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Happy New Year!  Who doesn't like to start the new year with some healthy new recipes?  I cooked up this skillet of Brussels Sprout Gratin earlier this fall.  The recipe came from Guy Fieri.  Well, not to me personally, but via the Food Network!  The bacon - well that is my addition.  Yum. I've made…

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Autumn’s Best Cooked Apples

When Abby shared some of her favorite things of fall, I knew it was time for me to put a pot of apples on the stove.  Apples are plentiful this time of year in the United States.  Not only are they available at farmers markets but even the grocery stores are selling from new crops.…

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Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

In the spring I visited my son Cory, and he introduced me to Blue Apron meal delivery service.  The Sumac-Spiced Salmon he made for us was outstanding.  Recently he sent me an invitation to try Blue Apron and they sent me one free delivery of 3 meals for 2 people.  One of the meals was for Empanadas de…

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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Have you ever baked potatoes in your Crock Pot?  Why would you? I can think of several reasons.  On this particular day I was going to be gone all afternoon and when I got home I put some meat on the grill for supper.  I wanted the potatoes done at the same time.  The outside…

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Garden Fresh Green Beans
Fresh Green Beans

Garden Fresh Green Beans

Have you been given a bag of fresh green beans from a neighbor or friend?  How about that basket of freshly picked green beans from the farmer's market?  Green beans are that one vegetable that just about everyone loves to eat. A few years ago I was standing in line at the grocery store and a woman…

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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd
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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd

This is the time of year that farmer's markets are plentiful around the United States and other areas of the world that are enjoying summertime!  If you aren't in the habit of shopping your farmers market I might say you are missing some of the best summer has to offer.  Most generally the vegetables and…

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Not Your Mama’s Potato Salad

God just winked at me.  I am where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing.  It's a wonderful feeling.  Peace comes over me. I've been recruited to make potato salad for 85 hungry folks that will show up in about 8 hours for the 4th of July BBQ lunch.…

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