Sandwich Rolls (Buns) (Whatever)

Evidently, I've been calling these small bits of bread by the wrong name for my entire life. I have always called them rolls, but now I'm told that the rest of the world calls them buns. When I crowd-sourced it, consensus was that if you put meat on it, like for a sandwich or a … Continue reading Sandwich Rolls (Buns) (Whatever)

Sausage and 15-Bean Soup

You guys: I don't like to brag, but I made some really great soup over the weekend. I just threw it together (if you've been reading me for a while, you know that's just what I do). You should probably make this before Winter's over - it's supreme comfort in a bowl.  You can't be in … Continue reading Sausage and 15-Bean Soup

Aunt May’s “Carmel Corn”

I made caramel corn on New Year's Eve. I knew I had this recipe in my card box, and while I remember making it many years ago, I used it as inspiration and modified it - and it was great.     This card makes me giggle - first, other than in crossword puzzles, you … Continue reading Aunt May’s “Carmel Corn”

Scalloped (sort of) Potatoes

It isn't news that I love potatoes cooked almost any way possible. I like them baked, pan-fried, mashed, hash-browned, French-fried, chips, cubed & roasted, or mixed with cheese and baked. Yesterday, I made another favorite potato dish to go with my Easter ham: It's a scalloped potato casserole. Or, kind of. I've I've been throwing … Continue reading Scalloped (sort of) Potatoes

Pennsylvania Dutch-style Soft Pretzels

I got this recipe from my cousin Sarah, who attributes it to her friend, Ronda. Like me, they both grew up in rural south-central Pennsylvania, so this is one of those recipes that reminds me of home.  You know that smell when you walk by the pretzel stand in the mall? That somewhat intoxicating mixture … Continue reading Pennsylvania Dutch-style Soft Pretzels

Chicken in Sour Cream Mushroom Sauce

This one is a go-to easy baked chicken dish that I first enjoyed thanks to my mom's friend Bill in the early 1990s. I loved it so much that I immediately adopted it as my own and have modified it somewhat. It was in heavy rotation for many years in my kitchen. I remember telling … Continue reading Chicken in Sour Cream Mushroom Sauce

Dried Beef Appetizer Pie

THIS WAS MY GO-TO dish for many years and I don't know why I've gotten away from it. I don't remember who gave it to me, but I vaguely recall being at some party and tasting it and insisting the hostess share her recipe with me.  (If you remember giving it to me, please let … Continue reading Dried Beef Appetizer Pie