Best Baked Potatoes

There’s nothing that satisfies like a baked potato! Our family has always loved to set out all kinds of potato fixings and make a baked potato “bar” as our entire meal. If you’re vegan, the Tofutti company makes a good mock sour cream. Some of the fixings we’ve put out on our baked potato bar…

Mikey’s Baked Fries

One morning I woke up to a delicious plate of home baked fries! My son Mikey made them and they were so good, he’s now the fry maker. I can’t tell you how delicious these are. It’s amazing that there’s so few ingredients. These would go great with Rosemary’s Vegetarian Sloppy Joe sandwiches! Mikey’s Baked…

Cashew-Rice Casserole

This delicious casserole is special enough to stand in for your traditional stuffing dish during the holidays. Cashew-Rice Casserole 1 onion, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 1 1/4 c. raw cashews, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 c. raw mushrooms, chopped 1 c. COOKED brown rice 1 1/4 c. seasoned dry bread cubes 1 T. Bragg’s Liquid…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Tired of the same ol’ fry? Try using sweet potatoes! They’re rich in beta-carotene and a delicious change of pace. Baked Sweet Potato Fries Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and thinly slice 3-4 sweet potatoes. Toss in 1 tbsp of oil. Bake for 20-25 mins on a cookie sheet, flipping every 5 mins or…

Fried Summer Squash

We usually serve this in the summer when there is an abundance of squash. We add corn-on-the-cob, steamed red parslied potatoes, sliced cucumbers in vinegar (dilute the vinegar with a little water and add a sprinkle of pepper) and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert! Fried Summer Squash 2 medium sized summer squash (zucchini may also be…

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

Here is a recipe that my friend Shelby modified from allrecipes.com It looks absolutely delicious! Check out Shelby’s site: Grumpy’s Honeybunch. She has many wonderful recipes there. Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 teaspoons dried rosemary…

Baked Acorn Squash

We serve this almost every Thanksgiving as it is easy to prepare. You can use margarine instead of butter, and may also replace the brown sugar with maple syrup. Experiment with your seasonings (such as cinnamon and a little nutmeg) for different flavors. Baked Acorn Squash 2 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed…

Fast and Easy Potato Wedges for Two

My husband and I have had these scrumptious wedges many times. They are so quick and easy to make! Feel free to experiment with the seasonings. Some good ones would be: garlic salt, sea salt and cracked pepper, or some cajun seasoning for some zip. Just be careful when you’re broiling that they don’t burn!…

Perfect Brown Rice

Need an easy, no-fail recipe for brown rice? Look no further. There’s only 3 simple ingredients. Make a huge batch because this rice freezes beautifully. Perfect Brown Rice 2 c. brown rice 3 c. water 1/4 t. salt For a mild nutty, chewier rice, toast rice first in a dry skillet for a couple of…

Fried Rice

There aren’t too many who don’t love fried rice. Try our version and see if you like it. I “guestimated” on all of the measurements as I usually take a handful of this and a handful of that (my Italian upbringing I imagine). I usually serve this with a side of egg rolls or stir-fried…

Scalloped Corn

This is something special instead of ordinary corn. It whips up really fast and has been taken to many a potluck. Scalloped Corn 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. soymilk 1/4 c. flour 1/4 c. cornmeal 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 t. salt dash pepper (opt.) 1 c. grated cheddar cheese 4 c. corn (1 can creamed…

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage 1 small red cabbage, sliced 1/4 c. water 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1/2 t. salt 1 t. sugar 1 t. vinegar In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve.

Buttery Dill Carrots

Butter and dill are a great combination, especially with this easily prepared dish. I often use baby carrots for convenience, but about 8 carrots could be substituted. Enjoy! Buttery Dill Carrots 1 lb. baby carrots 1/2 cup water 2 Tbsp. butter 1 t. white sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. dill weed In a medium-sized…

Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets 1/2 c. sugar 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 1/4 c. water (if using fresh, cooked beets) OR liquid from canned beets 1 Tbsp. orange juice 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine (opt.) 2 cans beets, drained (save 1/4 c. of the liquid) OR about 2 medium fresh beets, cooked In a…

Simple Collard Greens

These are so simple that I debated on whether or not to post them. I decided to because most people forget about collards when thinking of a side dish. I think they’re wonderful for many reasons. They cook up quick and easy, are tender and flavorful, and are loaded with Calcium. What’s not to love?…

Potato Patties

I have a daughter who loves potatoes so we have them quite frequently. When we have leftover mashed potatoes, she often requests that I make potato patties out of them. Some people call them potato pancakes. Whatever you call them, I think you’ll agree they’re delicious, not to mention easy! Potato Patties Leftover mashed potatoes…

Herbed Green Beans

Herbed Green Beans 1 lb. fresh green beans 2 Tbsp. olive oil or butter 3 large thinly sliced shallots 1/2 t. sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 2 t. grated lemon zest 1/4 c. thinly sliced basil leaves lemon wedges, for garnish Bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil in a covered non-stick…

Chiles Rellenos

If you’ve never tried Chiles Rellenos, you’re missing out! I first had them at a Women’s Retreat and I couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted. This will be one recipe where you might be challenged in the temperance department! Chiles Rellenos 6-8 long green chili peppers *(Anaheim) 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper (opt.) 1/2…

Mushrooms

This is a simple but tasty way to use mushrooms in your cooking. Enjoy the possibilities! Mushrooms Take thinly sliced mushrooms and sauté in a small amount of butter. Add *Worcestershire Sauce and seasoned salt and sauté until all the liquid is absorbed. Spread Italian Bread with garlic butter and place under the broiler until…

Crockpot Stuffing

During the holidays our oven is so loaded that I welcome the crockpot to do it’s share. Try out this recipe; it just might replace your traditional one. Feel free to adjust the seasonings and additions to suit your family’s tastes. Crockpot Stuffing 2 onions, chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped 1 large carrot, grated 1…