Seafood Pasta in a Foil Package

This combination of real cream, fresh basil, and tomatoes, makes for a melt-in-your-mouth pasta dish that feeds a crowd.  If you are lucky enough to live in a city, with access to good, fresh seafood, this dish is unbeatable.  Living here in Podunk, I had to use frozen shrimp and bay scallops, but I do … Continue reading

Ham and Bacon Quiche

In 1982 a man named Bruce Feirstein wrote a book entitled, Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche and subtitled, “A Guidebook to All That Is Truly Masculine.”  It was a spoof, of course, which satirized stereotypes of masculinity.  According to Feirstein’s humorous look at the expected roles of the sexes, a man who eats quiche is … Continue reading

Greek Chicken Salad

Down here on the Gulf Coast, the summers can get blazing hot, like an oven.  That Southern heat slaps me in the face and takes me down.  Most of us just stay inside on those days, sucking on air conditioning while we can.  During those times, salads come to mind – crispy, cold, and refreshing. … Continue reading

White Chili

Chili is a Fall staple around our house, and I am always looking for ways to break up the monotony of the ground beef and tomato variety.  Cook a box of Jiffy cornbread (or make your own from scratch) and this meal will be ready in no time.  If you have cooked, chopped, and frozen … Continue reading

Cowboy Soup

Every now and then, if ground beef is on sale or if I have a little extra time, I’ll buy 5 pounds of the stuff and cook it.   Then I place it in 5 zipper bags and freeze.  That makes several soup recipes and cuts down drastically on time.  The same goes for chicken … Continue reading

Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

My daughter-in-law, like me, believes in speed in the kitchen.  This recipe, one of her favorites, is exactly what it says – awesome, easy, and creamy. The combination of crunchy cornbread and creamy corn, not to mention butter and sour cream, make this a dish to remember.  The prep is 8 minutes flat.  It’s a … Continue reading

Irish Apple Cake a la Mode

Eating this cake is like taking a trip to Apple heaven.  Unless you have some strange aversion to butterscotch and apples, then waste no time running to the grocery store to grab the ingredients for this one.  I have made this recipe more times than I can count.  It involves chopping up some pecans and … Continue reading