Blog Archives for category Growing up in Rhode Island

My mother use to make a roast with mashed potatoes almost every Sunday when I was growing up.  I think I attempted to make one in my early to mid twenties that turned out to be shoe leather, so I never made another.  Although I was hesitant with the recipe, I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome.  The roast was very tender, juicy and delicious.  Not to mention extremely easy to prepare.

Tender Roast Beef

PrintTender Roast Beef 12 Servings – Serving Size: 3 Ounces My mother use to make a roast with mashed potatoes… Continue reading »

Growing up in New England of course I love lobster rolls, or as more commonly pronounced 'lobstah' rolls.  There seems to be some very strong opinions on what exactly a lobster roll consist of.  I like them both ways.  Mine are "poor man's" because I don't use lobster at all but instead imitation crab.  Hey don't hate, I'm in land-locked Oklahoma and lobster is very expensive here.

Poor Man’s Lobster Rolls

PrintPoor Man’s Lobster Rolls 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Lobster Roll Growing up in New England of course I… Continue reading »

This is a rich, creamy chowder with sweet crab and corn.  It is sure to warm your soul any day.

Crab and Corn Chowder

PrintCrab and Corn Chowder 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Cup This is a rich, creamy chowder with sweet crab… Continue reading »

This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad.  This is how my mom always made it.  This dish goes great with a barbequed or grilled meat.

Macaroni Salad

PrintMacaroni Salad 8 Servings This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad. This is how my mom always made… Continue reading »

My stepfather use to make this all the time.  We usually had it served over boiled potatoes and had it for the dinner meal.  Since I was wanting to have it for brunch, I served it over a biscuit with browned ham.  I know most would think the combination of white gravy with carrots and hard boiled eggs is a bit odd.  It's very good, you really should give it a try.  Another great recipe for left over Easter ham.

White Gravy with Carrots & Hard Boiled Eggs

PrintWhite Gravy with Carrots & Hard Boiled Eggs 6 Servings My stepfather use to make this all the time. We… Continue reading »

When I was a preschooler, there was an elderly woman who lived a couple of houses down.  My sister and I would play under her large cedar tree and she would bake goodies for us.  Her banana cake has been on my mind for over 40 years.  I finally found one that taste just like hers.  I'm in heaven!

Banana Cake with Real Banana Frosting

PrintBanana Cake with Real Banana Frosting When I was a preschooler, there was an elderly woman who lived a couple… Continue reading »

Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only "hot dog" we ever ate.  It's really nothing like a typical hot dog.  The wiener has a natural casing on it and comes in a long string like sausage.  This particular wiener is obviously not available here in the Midwest so I used a regular wiener.  The sauce is cooked for hours and the wiener must be assembled in the correct order to make it authentic "all the way".  The bun must be steamed as well.  I love recipes like this that bring me back a few years.

New York System Wieners

PrintNew York System Wieners 16 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Wiener Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only… Continue reading »