Jun 192015
 
Chickpea Hummus

My hummus recipe uses fresh parsley to give it extra flavor. I’ve also used fresh spinach when I have no parsley, or cilantro, and one memorable time dandelion leaves. They all make good hummus. Lots of recipes for humus do not include parsley, so you could probably leave it out if you really wanted too. […]

Jun 182015
 
Hoecakes or Corn Pone

And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. — Genesis 18:6 Hoe-Cakes or Corn Pone Ingredients 2 cups whole grain cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups boiling water fat for frying–margarine, bacon grease, shortening, vegetable oil or […]

Jun 172015
 
Best Budget-Friendly Gluten Free Dairy Free Flavor Boosters

Top 10 Best Budget-Friendly Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Flavor Boosters I could have sub-titled this one, Top Ten ways to combat food fatigue, so you don’t get tired of your own cooking and blow the budget going out to eat. That was even wordier than the title I chose, though, so… um… yeah. This is my list […]

Jun 162015
 
Quality VS. Quantity

Okay. So I’m standing in the produce aisle, comparing costs between the cherries, which have just come into season and cost $4.99/lb–peaches, which aren’t quite in season, and cost $2.89/lb, and a 5-pound bag of apples, that costs $4.99, or $1/lb. I would really like the cherries. We haven’t had a lot of them since […]

Jun 152015
 
Changes in USDA Dietary Guidelines for 2015

  As a nutritionally minded woman, I like to keep abreast of the changes in the USDA Dietary Guidelines. The recommendations are updated every 5 years. In 2010 there were a lot of changes, and this year there are a few more. The most astonishing change this year, is that dietary Cholesterol, like the kind […]

Apr 282015
 
Cowgirl Beef & Bean Skillet

My boys have been eating this since they were in diapers and it’s still a family favorite. We always serve it over cooked rice. Start the rice before you fry the ground beef and the rice will done about the same time as the Beef & Beans. When the boys were little, and their sisters were […]

Apr 282015
 
Six Layer Beef Bake

This is another one of those casseroles that’s been around since the 1960’s. Raw ground beef, rice, vegetables and canned tomatoes all bake in a covered casserole for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until done. The casserole can be put together the day before and refrigerated overnight. Then, 3-hours before you need supper, place the […]

Apr 282015
 
Porcupine Meatballs

This recipe has been around since the 1960’s. It expands 1-pound of raw ground beef with 1/2-cup of uncooked rice. Modern variations of this recipe often use minute rice, and condensed tomato soup as the sauce. This is the original version that used uncooked dry white rice and canned tomato sauce. The seasonings are mild so […]

Apr 282015
 
Meatball Master Recipe

Meatballs used to be a lot more popular than they currently are. People still like them of course, but not as many home cooks prepare them these days, as they did in the previous century. Meatballs take more time to prepare than simply frying up a pound of ground beef. When you’re trying to get […]

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