Beef Stroganoff (Low fat)

beef stroganoff

Low-fat beef stroganoff There are as many versions of beef stroganoff as there is chili soup. You can mix the noodles with the sauce or just pour it on top. If times are tight and you know your kids will pour on the sauce, you can go ahead and mix it together. 🙂 This recipe calls for Greek yogurt, but you can use sour cream if you’re not interested in a low-fat dish. OR you … Read more

Easy Homemade Cornbread

Cornbread Cornbread is best when served fresh out of the oven – especially when it’s baked in a cast iron skillet!  You can bake it in any pan, but there’s something about the taste when it’s baked in cast iron that is just plain down-home country. I got this recipe from my friend Bertha Showalter years ago when we had dinner in their home. My kids devoured her cornbread and begged for seconds. Little wonder … Read more

Slow-fried Potatoes

slow fried potatoes

Fry them slowly. This dish is a variation of the Dutch Fried Potatoes I often make. I like to make these potatoes when I’ve been busy and have not taken time to prepare food ahead of time. With this recipe, I don’t need to cook and peel the potatoes ahead of time. Sometimes I peel them and keep them cold in water in the refrigerator to save on time later. The key to these potatoes … Read more

Congealed Jello with Applesauce

The salad This congealed salad is festive for any season or meal, and rather simple to make.  You just need four ingredients: water, jello, applesauce, and lemon juice. One of the things I like about it (besides it cool, refreshing flavor) is that it can be made a day or two ahead.  It’s also easy to fix to serve to a large crowd of folks.  You can put it into a flat storage container and … Read more

5-Bean Chili Soup

Chili soup; same name, different ingredients. There are as many different ways to make chili soup as there are potato salad. Over the years, I’ve added and changed until I’ve got a method for chili soup madness  I usually make several gallons and put some in the freezer. When our kids were small, they didn’t like chili soup if it had kidney beans in it. So I used pinto beans. Then I gradually added kidney … Read more