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Toasted Corn

Toasted corn CornBacon grease Cut the kernels off of an ear of corn. Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in an iron skillet on high heat. When the grease begins to smoke, toss in corn, smooth out to form one layer, and cover. Reduce heat to medium high. Be careful! This stuff pops. […]

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Sandi’s Ceviche

Sandi’s Ceviche I don’t have much experience with fish, and I haven’t found many recipes that really did it for me. I recently discovered that I like sushi, but I haven’t been brave enough to try making it at home. So, I decided to try “cooking” fish with lemon juice instead of heat. I knew […]

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Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip/Spread I discovered this because I had three cans of pumpkin that I needed to use up before they were too old. Unlike chocolate or bacon, I’m picky about pumpkin. I’m not really a fan of pumpkin pie. I used one can for soup, but I wanted to try something different, too. That’s how […]

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Simple Salsa

Simple Salsa, by Sandra Yvonne Duke 1 medium onion4 medium tomatoes½ bulb garlic3 jalapenosJuice of ½ limeSalt Peel the onions and garlic. Cut the stems off the jalapenos and tomatoes. Cut the onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos into small enough sections to put in food processor. Put it all in the food processor and pulse to […]

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What I’m Cooking This Weekend

I like to cook several things at once, when I can. It just makes things so much easier for me later on. Yesterday I made stuffed green chilies, salsa, refried beans, and jasmine rice. I also started to different kinds of beans soaking to make two different kinds of bean soup today – black bean […]

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Stuffed Green Chilies

Stuffed Green Chilies, by Sandra Yvonne Duke 4 large green chilies1 lb ground beef10oz muenster cheese (shredded)1 small Vidalia onion4 large cloves garlicOreganoSaltFresh ground black pepperGreen chili or green chili enchilada sauce Brown meat, drain, and season with oregano salt and black pepper. While the meat is cooking, cut up onion and garlic (I use […]

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Cooking Ahead

If you’re like me, you don’t always have the time or energy to cook a big meal. Cooking ahead and freezing food can mean having food on hand whenever you need it, but for some that sounds like spending all day, or at least several hours, in the kitchen. It doesn’t have to be that […]

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Food Recalls

I’ve said it before, but it’s just getting worse. EATING IS SCARY!!! It seems like there has been a recall on every type of food imaginable, lately. If I weren’t so addicted to food I’d be tempted to give it up. In case you don’t know already, I am no fan of the FDA, but […]

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Turkey Wrapped Zucchini Spears

Turkey Wrapped Zucchini Spears, by Sandra Yvonne Duke1 large zucchini8 slices honey roasted turkeySwiss cheeseCream cheeseSalt Peel zucchini and slice lengthwise into 8 pieces. Cut 8 slices of Swiss cheese (about ¼” by 1” by 3”). Lay one piece of zucchini and one piece of Swiss cheese across one piece of turkey, and add cream […]

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Steak and Sweet Potato Soup

Steak and Sweet Potato Soup, by Sandra Yvonne Duke1 cooked steak (cut into very small pieces, leave fat on)1 sweet potato (peeled and thinly sliced)1 onion (diced)5 cups water1 cup chicken stock or brothPowdered garlicBasilOreganoThymeGarlic chivesParsleyChili Pequin2 cups milk Place all ingredients except milk in a pan and boil for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and […]