Sweet Baked Ham

sweet ham bake

This recipe takes a little over four hours of your time, but it’s not labor-intensive. It is festive, tasty, and makes an elegant ham. We’ve used this recipe for several years for our church’s Christmas dinner for our women, hosted in someone’s home. It is always a hit, and someone always asks for the recipe. You’ll need a pre-cooked, bone-in ham, and a butt portion works well. We buy the hickory smoked flavor. You’ll cook … Read more

Honey Sesame Chicken

honey sesame chicken

There are several things I like about this recipe. For starters, it’s delicious. Dave told me the other week that this is a musty recipe. It must be on the menu at least once a week. Well now, I haven’t quite made it that often, but it’s a keeper. Another thing I like about this recipe is that it can be done in stages. I’ve drowned and dredged double the recipe of chicken and then fried … Read more

Tilapia (Broiled)


Tender, Healthy, and Tasty Tilapia. I’m always interested in healthy cooking, but sometimes it’s hard to find recipes that are tasty and healthy, especially when it comes to fish. This recipe for Tilapia is a keeper. A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a new dish in the home of friends. Merle Eby is the chef on this one, and it’s his recipe. Merle loves trains, his grandkids, and Jane, his bride of 52 years. He also … Read more

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna Born of Friendship More than twenty years ago, my friend Shirley shared this skillet lasagna recipe with me. When I make this dish, I remember her and all the fun times we shared. At the time I met Shirley, both of our families lived in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.  Shirley and I met in a K-Mart store one evening when both our families were Christmas shopping.  We kept running into each other and I decided … Read more

One Dish Hamburger Meal with Potatoes and Green Beans

I had never heard of this one dish hamburger meal until I married into the Slabach family. It was one of Mom’s recipes and the one that her son Paul loved the most. I still think of it as Paul’s favorite dish. I hadn’t made it in years and had to call my sister-in-law Rhoda to ask her how mom did it. She gave me the detail-by-detail method, and I fixed it that evening to … Read more