Okra-and-Corn Maque Choux

A search of the word “maque choux” brings about no literal definition, although the flavors of this dish translate for me as, “Summer Divinity.”  This particular recipe originated in the July, 2010, edition of Southern Living, and since tearing it out three years ago I have worn out the page cooking from it. Summer in … Continue reading

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

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