Easy Homemade Granola
Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake
Guacamole
Mandarin Orange Cake
Simple Pea Salad
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
beef barbecue muffin

Barbecue Beef Muffins

Putting barbecue sauced ground beef, cheese, and biscuits together in a muffin tin makes an easy alternative to a traditional sloppy beef sandwich. However, these barbecue beef muffins are easy to store, transport, and reheat making them a great item for next day lunches. The original recipe was in one of my compilation cookbooks. After […]

Baked Egg

Baked Eggs in Muffin Tins

Baking eggs in muffin cups is such a simple concept that I just wonder why I did not know about it earlier. This technique uses little to no fat and makes an egg that can be a perfect fit for an English muffin or a Southern biscuit. Baked eggs are a great way to go […]

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse a.k.a. Mousse Au Chocolat

I am not sure what prompted my fascination with a recipe for Mousse Au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse) I found in the French section of my mom’s early 1960’s McCall’s Cook Book, but I find that, on some level, it still continues to this day. I started making it as a teen for my chocolate-loving dad […]

Mushrooms and barley

Mushrooms and Barley

A cold, rainy spring day seems better with a dish of hearty, but not too heavy, mushrooms and barely. Laden with fiber and minerals, this risotto-ish dish can satisfy both vegans and omnivores. Although reminiscent of risotto, I do not cook it exactly like a traditional risotto or even my orzo with mushroom  risotto-ish dish. […]

ice cream

Mom’s Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Have you ever left a partial carton of ice cream in a sink to melt so you could discard it only to find that it would not really turn into a liquid? Instead, the melted ice cream produced some liquid and a blob of a substance that did not look very appetizing. Moreover, it was […]