Rice Vegetable Medley

vegetable rice

When time is short, this rice-vegetable medley is an easy fix for dinner. I’ve discovered that children who won’t eat the likes of carrots or peas end up liking this dish, especially if they like rice. Carrots and peas add color to the white of rice. I suggest you use rice that only needs to cook for twenty minutes, or wait to add the vegetables until near the end of cooking for rice that needs … Read more

How to Make Pasta

homemade pasta

Homemade Pasta endeavors I have a sister who makes her own noodles and sell them. I have a daughter who makes her own pasta. Me? I have yet to cultivate this dish. This recipe comes from my daughter Sarah Beth Washington. For the past year, she has been perfecting her recipe and willingly shared it with me for this blog.  This recipe serves 3-4 people. You will need three things: eggs, flour, and olive oil. … Read more

Roasted Potatoes with Three Herbs – Rosemary, Thyme, and Basil

potatoes with herbs

The Dish For this dish, you can switch up the herbs as much as you want. You know what your family likes, so have at it! The Herbs You’ll need rosemary, basil, and thyme. Add an onion, some minced garlic, olive oil, and salt – and you’re all set. Don’t forget the potatoes! Russet works best for this recipe. The How to By cooking the potatoes first and allowing them to cool before baking them, … 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

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