Turkey Gumbo

This is a sure-fire recipe to use up Thanksgiving (or Christmas) leftovers.  ‘Only thing  is, there really isn’t a recipe.  You just use up your left-over dishes and layer them into a casserole dish. This year,  due to most of my kids being out of town, one down with the flu, and someone who ended up working longer than planned, we only had thirteen folks at our table.  Our 15-pound bird was more than enough … Read more

Porcupine Balls

When Dave was a child, his  mother allowed her kids to choose their birthday supper. This recipe was his pick. Porcupine balls are easy to throw together as well as make a double batch and put some in the freezer for a later time. The recipe doesn’t call for Ketchup on the top, but Dave likes to have some on the top.  Guess what this gal does when she makes this recipe! The key to … Read more

Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

On cool fall evenings and on chilly wintry evenings, homemade vegetable soup will fit the bill. Choose your vegetables and add what you like best. If you’re a fan of garlic, saute one or two cloves of garlic in melted butter while your other vegetables are cooking. Wash potatoes and carrots; you do not need to peel them.  (Remember that the peelings contain the most nutrition.)  Add onion and celery and enough water to cover, then … Read more

Low Country Boil

When you’re cooking for a crowd, this is an easy – and fun – meal to do.  We served this recently at our annual church campout and it was a hit.  While folks were finishing up a corn hole tournament, this food was cooking away in a kettle. We added homemade bread with peanut butter and jelly in case someone didn’t care for the menu. The adults loved it – and so did the kids. … Read more

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken

If you’re looking for a fairly easy recipe for chicken – and one that you can do ahead – try this one. When chicken is on sale and you want to purchase a good amount, fix up this recipe before you put the chicken into the freezer. When you are ready to serve, thaw your chicken and pour the sauce on top. Bake it for under an hour, and you’re done. If you’ve got to … Read more