Homemade Baked Beans

I know there are many choices of beans that a person can buy if they want to serve baked beans for a picnic or a potluck. Let me tell you this: after you’ve made this recipe, you won’t want to be just opening up a can of beans anymore. I got this recipe from my friend and neighbor Joyce who concocted it with a friend a few years back. ¬†They were providing baked beans for … Read more

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

ham scalloped potatoes

When there’s a mess of ham leftover from an event or you want to use up extra ham in your freezer, here’s a recipe that is tasty and filling. You can change the amount of ingredients to suit your fancy. I prefer to use a recipe that doesn’t require flour for thickening, and this one works for me. You can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream, or skip that altogether and just use milk. If … Read more

Easy Dinner Rolls

The backstory of my bread making [This recipe is one of the most popular ones on this blog. I posted it four years ago and am re-posting it today because I know that new readers have probably not seen it yet. This is a keeper, for sure!] I grew up in a home with a bakery attached to the kitchen. My mother had a bread business; she mixed and baked sixty pounds of dough (two-pound … Read more

Homemade Pizza Dough

pizza dough

Homemade is best! My family loves homemade pizza. The recipe for the pizza dough comes from my sister Loretta, who lives in Nebraska. She’s a mom to five and grandmother of twenty-three. I snarfed this recipe from her when we visited in Nebraska many years ago. It’s simple and easy to make. Olive oil and regular dough ingredients such as flour, sugar, yeast and salt make up this recipe. The Dough This recipe makes three … Read more

Stuffed Easter Eggs OR Deviled Eggs

Whatever-You-Call-’em-Eggs Whether you call them deviled eggs, stuffed eggs, salad eggs, picnic eggs or pickled eggs, they’re still the same. Recipes for these are as varied as the persons who make them. To make the whites of the eggs Easter or pastel colors, you simply peel the hard-boiled egg, cut the egg in half and remove the yolk. Store the yokes in a closed container in the refrigerator until ready to use. To color the … Read more