Corn Chip Salad

Easter Sunday is always special.  It’s especially special when it’s spent with family and friends. This Easter we were invited to Irene’s house for Sunday lunch. As always, she had quite the spread. “I’m not having ham,” she told me when I got the invitation. Who cares, I thought, it’ll be good no matter what she serves.   I was right. It was good. So, so good. The only thing I had to bring was rolls. … Read more

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

  When I make this recipe, I am back in my mother’s kitchen on a winter evening.  I remember the day I wanted to learn how she made her scalloped potatoes.  There really wasn’t anything to it, she said.  All I needed, she assured me, was potatoes, milk, salt and pepper, and a few dabs of butter. Baking potatoes work best.  Wash the potatoes, then peel them.  Slice into thin slices and put them into … Read more

Congealed Jello with Applesauce

  This congealed salad is festive for any season or meal, and rather simple to make.  You just need four ingredients: water, jello, applesauce, and lemon juice. One of the things I like about it (besides it cool, refreshing flavor) is that it can be made a day or two ahead.  It’s also easy to fix to serve to a large crowd of folks.  You can put it into a flat storage container and serve … Read more

Orange Pineapple Carrot Salad

This salad is festive and refreshing. I enjoy it in the summer, but it also makes a nice addition to any meal. You’ll need a box of orange gelatin (regular or sugar-free works), shredded carrots, diced celery and  drained crushed pineapple. My family doesn’t notice if I use the sugar-free jello. I use the liquid from the pineapple for the cold water that is added to the jello, which helps give it a fruity flavor. … Read more

Stuffed Pepper Slices

When you have peppers in your refrigerator that you’ve just got to do something with, this recipe will fill the spot. I was visiting in the home of my friend Marj the day she whipped up this stuffing and used up the peppers in her fridge.   She already had a complete menu, but this added side dish was a hit. If you don’t have bread crumbs on hand, use up the oldest bread you have.  Put … Read more