Monthly Archives: April 2011

There use to be a local deli that served the most amazing chicken salad on flaky butter croissants.  It was to die for but that little sandwich was so expensive.  I was on a mission to make the same sandwich at home for a fraction of the cost.  I succeeded.

Chicken Salad

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This is a very light but filling meal on a hot summer day.  Serve with a side bowl of your favorite chilled fruit.

Mashed Potato Salad

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Yet another recipe from my family growing up.  I know it used to be made with butter, milk, flour and Velveeta cheese but looks like I took a short cut somewhere along the way.  I like this served with a couple slices of bread with butter and sweet pickles.

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

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Another one of my favorite go-to comfort foods.  We had this quite a bit while I was growing up.  Mom's was pretty bland so I've tweaked it over the years.  The orange potatoes were a pretty common thing in my house as my Mom always mashed carrots with our mashed potatoes.  I'm not sure if that was her way of getting us to eat the carrots or to stretch the potatoes.

Shepherds Pie

PrintShepherds Pie 9 Servings Another one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. We had this quite a bit while I… Continue reading »

You can throw together this recipe faster than you can drive across town to the nearest BBQ joint.  I usually make a double batch as this freezes very well.

Pulled Pork

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A hearty soup made in the crock-pot.  Works well with a left over ham bone from a boiled dinner.  Always better the next day as it naturally thickens.  This dish freezes well.

Split Pea with Ham Soup

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A healthy alternative to meat sauce. This freezes well without the pasta.

Chicken Cacciatore

PrintChicken Cacciatore 8 Servings A healthy alternative to meat sauce. This freezes well without the pasta.Ingredients:4 chicken breast boneless, skinless… Continue reading »