Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes - Cheddar Bacon and Parmesan Herb -
Cheese and Eggs, Potatoes, Side Dishes

Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

I had a few cups of mashed potatoes leftover and the fridge and didn't want to do plain old Mashed Potato Pancakes - which are great, mind you - I just thought I'd better add a little something extra if I didn't want J to snub them. So, I came up with two versions: Parmesan… Continue reading Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

Giblet Gravy -
Main Courses - meat, Potatoes, Poultry, Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Sauces, Side Dishes

Giblet Gravy and other Thanksgiving Recipes

I have always loved Thanksgiving. Food and Football, what more do you need? And I freely admit I am a Food Snob - Thanksgiving Dinner needs to be home made not dumped out of a box or can. I am guessing you feel the same way or you wouldn't be reading this. Here are some… Continue reading Giblet Gravy and other Thanksgiving Recipes

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

southern style cornbread stuffing
Breads, Breakfast, Potatoes, Side Dishes, Soup

Recipes from my Grandma Ruth

My Grandma Ruth passed away Saturday at the age of 98. I have some stories over on Aud the Broad if you are interested. Considering she is the reason this website was created, in a round about way, I figured I'd share a few of her recipes. Ma'am tried to make Mashed Potato Pancakes once and they came… Continue reading Recipes from my Grandma Ruth

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.

Potato Soup - vichyssoise -
Beans, Beef, Breakfast, Cheese and Eggs, Desserts, Main Courses - meat, Main Courses - meatless, Pork, Potatoes, Poultry, Rice

Money’s scarce and that ain’t funny

Cheap is small and not too steep But best of all cheap is cheap Circumstance has forced my hand To be a cut price person in a low budget land Times are hard but we’ll all survive I just got to learn to economize (Low Budget by The Kinks) I recently read an article in… Continue reading Money’s scarce and that ain’t funny

red white and blue rocket pops
Appetizers, Breads, Breakfast, Desserts, Holidays, Potatoes, Side Dishes

Hurray for the Red White and Blue

Three big patriotic holidays are right around the corner. Yes, three. I bet you forget to count Flag Day on June 14th. That's okay, I think I am one of the few people that remembers to put out the American Flag on that day because my Dad always did. The whole meal doesn't need to be… Continue reading Hurray for the Red White and Blue