Cooler Corn

I had my first go at making cooler corn, and I think it was a success. We planted a whole bunch of corn on the cob and then by the time it was perfect and ready for picking Derek was trying to eat keto and not wanting to eat any corn. I needed to find…

Cauliflower Rice

My husband has been doing well on the keto diet for a few months now. I can’t say my culinary spirited self is in love with the restrictions this seems to place on my dinner creations, but I am trying. I had my first go at cauliflower rice from an actual cauliflower head. It actually…

Asian Sauteed String Beans

The other day Derek let me know just a couple hours before dinner that the missionaries, whom he is in charge of arranging dinners for, would be joining us for dinner because their previous dinner plans had fallen through.  Then, he also informed me that one of them could eat neither dairy or gluten.  That…

Succotash

Do you know what Succotash is?  Well, all that ever came to my mind when I heard succotash was Sylvester the looney tunes cat saying “Sufferin Succotash!” until a few years ago when Derek’s Mom made some for dinner.  It was essentially some frozen veggies including corn and some milk or cream and spices.  I…

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

I loved my baked macaroni and cheese casserole, but it takes a bit of time to make, and my kids always look at it and think that’s not the kraft macaroni and cheese that they were expecting when I said I was making mac n cheese for dinner.   But when I found this recipe…

Sauteed Snap Peas

I forgot about the sugar snap peas in the garden for a few days, and when I went to check on them today there were way more than we could eat in one sitting.  Not necessarily a problem since they keep well in the fridge, but I remembered seeing a recipe for sauteed snap peas…

Corn Fritters

It’s corn season!  Just plain ol’ corn on the cob is great, but I also love to cook with fresh corn.  Tonight I made some corn fritters that had the perfect amount of whole corn kernels the consistency wasn’t too runny or soggy or greasy.  Credit goes to my latest issue of Cooks Illustrated for…

Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes

Was trying to come up with an accompaniment to my neighbor Jay’s smoked meat he volunteered to bring us from dinner (so good), and I had a bunch of red potatoes that needed using so I sort of followed a recipe on Allrecipes.com/ made a few variations of my own.  They turned out good.  Derek…

Lemon Pepper Red Potatoes

I have to give another shout out to Jenny Sarantis for this idea.  She served these to us for dinner one night, and I thought they were so good.  She basically just boiled red potatoes and dressed them with olive oil, lemon pepper, and fresh dill.  I never would have come up with that combination…

Spinach Quinoa

This is a recipe I found off the weight watchers site back in the day when Derek was following weight watchers.  I love quinoa and am always trying to come up with new ways to use it.  I love this as a side.  Tonight, I made it on the side of salmon. SPINACH QUINOA Ingredients:…

Spanish Rice

This is a recipe I found in my Betty Crocker Cookbook back in the early years of marriage. It’s so simple and can honestly be made in the same amount of time that you were spend making one of those box of rices, so I often opt for this. Tonight, I was making enchiladas and…

Corn Bread

I love this cornbread recipe.  I found it in my Fannie Farmer Cookbook.  It’s pretty simple and can be made in just 30 minutes while my chili is simmering.  I have a couple corn bread recipes I like.  Actually, I don’t usually like cornbread much at all.  It’s often crumbly and sticks to your mouth like…