Category Archives: main dish

Garden Greens and Sausage Strata

No joke. The grocery prices are in the stratosphere. So I went shopping in my deep freezer for lunch again. I adapted this recipe from the book, “A New Way to Bake” by Martha Stewart. I didn’t have a loaf … Continue reading

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Tuna Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Right after I graduated from college, I made this salad quite often because it is very economical. Also I was a terrible cook then. I have redeemed myself on that score. Now I make this dish because it is something … Continue reading

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Cheesy Potato Cauliflower Soup

This soup came about, as usual, from my quick sale produce. I bought two 10 pound bags of russet potatoes for $1.00 each and a head of cauliflower for $2.00. The cauliflower was a bit more expensive than usual but … Continue reading

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Asparagus Bacon Mushroom Quiche

This recipe came about because I harvested asparagus from my neglected asparagus patch. I had a quick sale crumbled Chevre goat cheese in the fridge. I had a package of bacon in the deep freezer and today I scored a … Continue reading

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Balsamic Pork Bites with Rice

I found two quick sale family packs of boneless pork chops during one of my recent grocery runs into town. I used both packs for this meal but it will stretch over several days. I do like to cook in … Continue reading

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Pasta with Bacon Mushroom Cheese Sauce

This is such as easy dish to make on a Sunday because it will keep wonderfully in the fridge and can be used as leftovers for the rest of the week. I didn’t have fresh mushrooms but I had dehydrated … Continue reading

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Peasant Cooking for Modern Day Home Cooks

By peasant cooking I do not mean porridge gruel three times a day. I mean thoughtfully using ingredients to stretch meals. Many home cooks do this instinctually to feed the family. I am certain that everyone has experienced sticker shock … Continue reading

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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet Casserole

This so easy and quick. I had everything in my pantry when I decided to make this for dinner last night. Earlier in the day  I went to town on grocery and mail run.  I found some quick sale cuts … Continue reading

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Country Style Pork Ribs Braised in Spiced Ginger Beer

I made this dish with a black-eye Pea Salad for New Year’s dinner. The salad is a Carla Hall recipe.  Here in the sort-of South people eat black-eye peas on New Year’s day for luck, health and prosperity.  These pork … Continue reading

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Garden Greens and Red Pepper Quiche

This a quick and easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even breakfast for dinner. You can use a variety of greens in this quiche. Use what you have on hand.  I had blanched kale and mustard greens in my … Continue reading

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