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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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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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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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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Loaded Broccoli and Cauliflower

My friend Peggy shared a post on her wall with a picture and recipe for Loaded Cauliflower.  It caught my attention because I just happened to have a head of cauliflower in my refrigerator.  You know what I mean?  Any other day I might have looked past it, but not that day because I needed…

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Taco Dip For Fiesta Fun

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, last week the Brown Eyed Baker (a favorite blogger of mine) featured a few recipes with a Mexican flavor.  Her Taco Dip caught my eye because it is so colorful and just looked "fun!"  I had just made our favorite outstanding meatloaf for dinner and had set…

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Fried Zucchini Flowers

And they say "in the South they fry just about anything ..."  Well, I beg your pardon, but my fry pan is 1200 miles away from my friend Sue in Alliance, Nebraska when she asked if I have any zucchini.  First, you must know that zucchini, Sue and I, go waaaayyy back to the time…

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Au Gratin

Last fall The Brown Eyed Baker shared a recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin.  I liked the look of the recipe and filed it on my to-do list.  All I can say is this -- oh my gosh! My sous-chef dish-washing mom does not eat Brussels sprouts - until now. Once I fixed this…

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