Yogurt or Sour Cream Gingerbread Cake

We had friends for dinner the other night. They wanted to bring the main to cook here so I thought I’d make a dessert, which I don’t do very often. ¬†I’ve been partial to the taste of molasses and hence gingerbread since I was kid and Chowhound’s dish of the month is spice cake so […]

Easy Sausage, Potato and Cabbage Soup

It’s gotten chilly here and my eldest was feeling poorly. She was staying here earlier this week while some work was done at her apartment and asked if I’d make some vegetable soup one evening. I made a version of chicken soup with rice, skipping the chicken and adding some sliced zucchini because I have […]

Spaghetti with Zucchini

When the garden is giving you lots of zucchini, pick some small ones with the blossoms still attached and make this spaghetti. It’s so simple but tastes great–and it’s super easy to make!  It probably tastes just as good without the blossoms so make it with small zucchini without the blossoms if need be.   […]

Easy Baked Chicken and Rice

When you’re brain-dead and still need to get a nice warm dinner on the table, try this easy Baked Chicken and Rice. Serve with a green salad or a simple vegetable like green beans or peas.

Easy Mustard Baked Pork Chops

I could not believe how great these tasted given the simple ingredients. I served them to visiting family and my brother was amazed at how easy and delicious they were too. It’s also a great recipe to scale up or down as needed. You don’t really need to measure anything¬† – just guestimate and adjust! […]