Macaroni Skillet

A favorite of children,  and mommies alike.  Simple, nutritious, and speedy to make.  Macaroni skillet is another, “formula” style recipe.  As long as you have the three basic ingredients; meat, pasta and liquid,  you will have a one skillet,  satisfying...

Salmon Au Gratin

You can use fresh,  but the real beauty in this recipe is what it does for frozen salmon.  I like to keep individually frozen, wild salmon in my freezer.  It is cost effective, convenient, and good for you, but let’s face it,  frozen is not as good as fresh....

Tomato French Dressing

This classic vinaigrette is adapted from one of my favorite vintage cookbooks when oil and vinegar dressings were referred too as “French Dressing”.  I just love that!  It sounds so much fancier that way.    The perfect balance of sweet and tangy,  and so...

BBQ Fried Chicken

I can’t imagine why anyone would want to cook fried chicken in their kitchen.  It makes such a mess on the stove.  That’s what Cast iron skillets and BBQ’s are for.  My family loves this lighter version of BBQ chicken,  and I don’t mind making...

Oatmeal Bread

In my quest for healthy, sandwich worthy,  homemade bread,  this Oatmeal Bread recipe delivers consistent results.  I found it in one of my oldest cookbooks that I bought at a library book store.  Score!  Originally printed in 1948,  from the stand holders of the...