Tag: Freezes Well

Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana

Want a simple one-pan skillet dinner? Make paella. Seriously. If there’s ever been a simple dish so wrapped in mystique with so many rules, I don’t know what it is. If you want a “world class” Paella, follow them all. If you… Read More


Mexican Pot Roast

Mexican Pot Roast Carne Guisada

If you’re looking for a simple dinner with flavor to die for, this is the one. Mexican Style Pot Roast. Perfect for a family, easy to make and a bounty of succulent, tender meat for dinner (and if there’s any left) some… Read More

Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

Dad's Spaghetti Sauce - this is a gorgeous red sauce with bell pepper & mushrooms.

As many of you know I have been traveling to and fro the past couple of years, from my house to the folks. It ended being a lot more to than fro.

Maid-Rite Sandwiches – Instant Pot or Stove-top

Maid-Rite Sandwiches, Sloppy Joe Tavern Burger old Church Cookbook recipe

I grew up in the Midwest in the 60’s eating various and assorted “loose-meat” sandwiches, mainly Maid-Rite Sandwiches or as they are sometimes called Tavern Burgers. I never heard the word Sloppy Joe until I was an adult and moved away, and then… Read More

Easy White Chicken Chili

Easy White Chicken Chili

I have other White Chicken Chili recipes here, so I’m not real sure how I got inspired to make this one…a hint of fall coming, maybe? Yep. I said it. Fall. I’m glad I made this Chili, though, because Easy White Chicken… Read More

The Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

A while back, in a discussion with some friends about food that’s great to eat when you’d like to knock off a few pounds, someone mentioned Cabbage Soup – in a rather derogatory way. They were talking about The Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup,… Read More

Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

It might seem like my blog has a lot to do with baking, lately. I’ve been updating my dessert menu; organizing it properly and that means posting the results. So if you’re tired of it, thanks for bearing with me – but… Read More

Best Basic Pancakes (Betty Crocker)

Best Basic Pancake (Betty Crocker)

One Saturday morning, I woke up to two beaming youngsters. My daughter had pulled out a couple of cookbooks and found this recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook. To my mind, it’s the first thing she ever really made, and she… Read More

Strawberry Rhubarb “Baby” Cakes

Ever since I picked up my little cake pan tray, below, I’ve been dying to make something in them. When I came across a pic of Panera’s Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Cakes, the anticipation became an obsession. They were so darling!

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga, Mexican Style Shredded Chicken

Hey, I’m a planner but this still happens to me! It’s 4:30 and I open the fridge to make dinner and *duh* I forgot to take out the chicken to thaw. The ravenous octogenarians (my folks, or maybe for you, it’s your… Read More