Monthly Archives: August 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Ranch Dressing

A nice little snack as a veggie dip or even a great salad dressing. 1/2 cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise 1/4 cup Buttermilk 1/4 cup Sour Cream 1/2 cup Roasted Red Peppers, chopped 2 tablespoons Green Onions, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh Parsley, … Continue reading

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Stub-Gruber House Potato Corn Soup

Waaaaaaaaay back in my younger days I visited an 18th century German House Museum in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and the guide gave our tour group this recipe. I have added some modern seasonings to it, but I could just imagine … Continue reading

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Creamy Potato Soup

Woo hoo! Our high temp today was 96 F. And we’re supposed to get some cool weather this weekend. So in celebration here’s another soup recipe! 2 tablespoons Butter 1 medium Onion, chopped 4 medium Potatoes, peeled and diced 1 … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Need to get more Vitamin C? Try eating more peppers. It’s been said that peppers have more vitamin C than oranges. There is even a hot pepper diet. Vitamin C and bacon, count me in!!! 1 dozen large Jalapeno Peppers … Continue reading

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Aunt Dot’s Saurbraten

This recipe comes from an old friend who told me that it was in his family for years. This is not a fast technique but well worth the effort for a special family dinner. I love sauerbraten enough to make … Continue reading

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Country Potato and Kale Soup

This is a great tasting and quick cooking soup you can make for a work day dinner. Easily made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable broth and substituting smoked Tofu or TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) for the kielbasa. 6 cups Low Sodium … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Noodles

I grew up on buttered cabbage and noodles. My Eastern European family called this dish Haluski.  6 tablespoons Butter 1 pound Green Cabbage, chopped 1 medium Onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt 1/4 teaspoon Pepper 2 cups Half & Half or … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

Nice dish for snacking with tortilla chips. Sometimes we like this on tacos rather than salsa or picante. 2 pounds Tomatoes, diced 1 pound Sweet Onion, diced 15 Serrano Pepper, minced 1 bunch Cilantro, destemmed and minced 3 tablespoons fresh … Continue reading

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Scotch Barley Broth

On a Scotland trip I had a version of this soup sitting in a pub by a fire in the Highlands with a cold rain beating on the windows. This does take more time to cook than most of my recipes but … Continue reading

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Venison Bowl

Hunting season is right around the corner. Time to get all of your favorite wild game recipes out of the cabinet and dusted off. 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 1 large Onion, diced 1 pound of Sweet Italian … Continue reading

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