Beans, Main Courses - meatless, Pasta, Rice, Sandwiches, Soup, Vegetables and Salads

Meatless Main Courses

Are you following us on Facebook? You are missing out if you aren't. The other day I asked for people's best Vegetarian / Meatless / Lenten meals and I got some delicious responses. Too bad you missed them.  Just kidding. Of course I am going to share them with you here too. My college roomie… Continue reading Meatless Main Courses

Black Eyed Peas in the Pressure Cooker
Beans, Main Courses - meat, Pork

Ham Hocks and Black Eyed Peas in a Pressure Cooker

Ham Hocks and Black Eyed Peas with Cornbread are a family tradition on New Year's Day. My brother and I were told (as Ma'am and her brothers were told and probably generations before were told) that you will earn a dollar in the coming year for every black eyed pea you eat on New Year's Day. I… Continue reading Ham Hocks and Black Eyed Peas in a Pressure Cooker

Chasen's Chili -
Beans, Beef, Breads, Main Courses - meat, Pork

Chasen’s Chili and Cornbread

Chili can be a very controversial dish. Some people wouldn't dream of putting beans in it, where as others will omit the meat entirely and make it vegetarian. Some want it scorching hot from the peppers put in, others prefer it mild. There are contests all over the place to determine the "best" chili. I am not going to… Continue reading Chasen’s Chili and Cornbread

Garlic Recipes -
Appetizers, Beans, Beef, Cheese and Eggs, Main Courses - meat, Main Courses - meatless, Pasta, Pork, Poultry, Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Rice, Sauces, Seafood

Garlic Garlic Everywhere!

Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won't have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he'll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY… Continue reading Garlic Garlic Everywhere!

21 Summer Side Dishes
Beans, Breads, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice, Side Dishes, Vegetables and Salads

Summer Side Dishes

It is officially summer here in California as of 10:04 p.m. tonight! To me summer means grill time. Here's a list of 21 great side dishes to go along with whatever you are grilling up. Salads Caesar Salad Claremont Salad Cold Celery Salad Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad Lime Gelatin with Pineapple and Cheddar Cheese Melon Pineapple Fruit… Continue reading Summer Side Dishes

Appetizers, Beans, Beef, Beverages, Breads, Main Courses - meat, Main Courses - meatless, Pork, Poultry, Rice, Sandwiches, Sauces, Seafood

And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party

And they'll be saying, "Who's got it better than us? NOBODY!" I have waited 18 years for this, as have the rest of the 49er Faithful. Oh, and I suppose Ravens fans are pretty excited too. But, for the rest of the world that doesn't care who wins or loses, this coming Sunday is about… Continue reading And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party

Beans, Main Courses - meatless, Potatoes, Rice, Side Dishes

Isn’t That Conveeeenient.

My mother-in-law has recently been diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues and has had to drastically change her diet. No fried foods, less fat, whole grains, and toughest of all little to no sodium. You know, the way we all should be eating. Besides the dietary restrictions, she hasn't had any energy to move… Continue reading Isn’t That Conveeeenient.