Swedish Meatballs for an easy main dish!

 Swedish Meatballs . . . easy and delicious! Swedish Meatballs was not a dish that anyone in my family ever made. But, as I was looking through a cookbook I bought years ago,  I found a recipe for them. And, since I had some ground beef, it seemed the perfect time to try them! If you have never eaten Swedish Meatballs, you are missing out on a delightful easy main dish. The meatballs are simmered in a tasty sauce, then served over buttered noodles. Yum!!! Now for the recipe! Making Swedish Meatballs . . . The recipe for Swedish Meatballs I actually ended up making was one from the Taste of Home website called, "Mom's Swedish Meatballs". I chose this recipe because most of the others used both ground pork and ground beef, as well as … [Read more...]

Leprechaun Munch for St. Patrick’s Day!

Who's ready for St. Patrick's Day? I love St. Patrick's Day! And, I love everything about St. Patrick's Day . . . especially the food!!! And this year, I made a new snack, Leprechaun Munch, for my kids and grandkids. The original recipe is from a Monster Munch I did for Halloween.  I just substituted a few ingredients and had a new treat! My son, Jason, likes Munch! When I made the Monster Munch, I gave some to my youngest son, Jason. He LOVED it!!! So, when St. Patrick's Day was coming, I wanted to make the munch again and give some, not only to Jason, but to all my children and grandchildren. My three grown children all were born in March, so I try to have them all come for a dinner together. This year, I made them "goodie boxes" … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Pie for Pi(e) Day!

Celebrate Pi(e) Day with an Easy Strawberry Pie! Easy Strawberry Pie is a great pie for Pi(e) Day, which is celebrated every year on March 14th. And, bloggers everywhere will be posting their favorite pies for you to try. I decided to post this pie, which is a variation of Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie, but easier. Because of the mild winter, fresh strawberries are already available here. But, even if they aren't in your area, you can always buy fresh strawberries at your local grocery store. Last week, I decided to adapt Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe, using a jello filling instead of Mama's cooked filling. This is what you would typically get in a restaurant that serves strawberry pie. I got the filling recipe from my cousin, La Nan, … [Read more...]

Liza Ashley’s Baking Powder Biscuits, a quick bread for dinner!

Baking Powder vs. Buttermilk Biscuits? I have never made baking powder biscuits. I have always made buttermilk biscuits because that's what my Grandmama Hall would make. But, I always wanted to try the biscuits made with baking powder to see if there was much difference. I found a recipe in my Liza Ashley cookbook, "Thirty Years at the Mansion", for baking powder biscuits and decided to try it. She was the main cook for governors in Arkansas for 30 years, maybe longer. She had to be a really good cook to have that position for such a long time, don't you think? Anyway, I made them. The difference . . . The baking powder biscuits were easy to mix up, but they were a little more crumbly than their buttermilk counterpart. And, the … [Read more...]

Watergate Salad, the perfect salad for St. Patrick’s Day!

Watergate Salad, a perfect salad for St. Patrick's Day! I have been making Watergate Salad during the month of March, and for St. Patrick's Day, for several years. In fact, ever since I first found the recipe! While I can't say a "green" fruit salad was on my list of "must haves", I do LOVE this one! It is an easy, creamy green (pistachio pudding) fluff salad! And, as in years past, I made it for our dinner tonight! If you have never heard of Watergate Salad, essentially it is "a side dish, salad or dessert salad made from pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, whipped topping, and marshmallows." (Source: Wikipedia) However, the recipe I made tonight, from Liza Ashley's "Thirty Years at the Mansion", is a bit different. It has all the … [Read more...]