Creamy Tortellini Soup

The idea for this soup My daughter (Sarah Beth) texted me the other day. “I’m getting ready to make a soup – wish you were here to do it for me,” the text said.  Not to worry, I knew. She’d do fine on her own. I texted back, “Send me photos and the recipe when you’re done and I’ll put it on my blog.” So she did. “I rigged the recipe on my own,” she … Read more

Simple Chicken Pot Pie – by the Gallon

chicken pot pie

Down Home Comfort Chicken Pot Pie Some foods are healthier, tastier, and more appealing if they are made from scratch. This dish is one of them. No preservatives, no extra sodium, and plain good real stuff – that’s what I’m talking about. You’ll need to buy chicken, cook it and then remove the skin and bones. Be sure to save that delicious real broth. You’ll want to use real butter and some flour. Choose skim, … Read more

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