Fresh Garden Creamed Peas

Fresh Garden Creamed Peas

My mom always had a large garden, and one of the first produce we’d enjoy from the garden was Fresh Garden Creamed Peas. Sweet tender peas in a creamy base with lots of butter melting on top. Yum! We often served this side dish with …

Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe for Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is so delicious and the perfect addition to your next breakfast, brunch, or light supper. The asparagus lightly bakes along with the bacon and is then glazed with honey and balsamic vinegar for a touch of sweet and …

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

I like to serve Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce for special meals, such as with Chicken Cordon Bleu. A creamy dill sauce with mushrooms and garlic, served over steamed asparagus and julienned carrots. It really adds a special “wow-factor” or je ne sais quoi to the …

Pork Lo Mein

Pork Lo Mein

Pork Lo Mein is a Asian recipe to try making for your family. Tender pieces of thinly sliced pork and vegetables in a tangy sauce served over perfectly cooked linguine. So good! We love Asian food in our house and I always enjoy going out …

Kansas-Style Herbed Pasty

Kansas-Style Herbed Pasty

Kansas-Style Herbed Pasty are not what some consider traditional Cornish pasties. They have more meat and seasonings, and we like them with a brown gravy. Apparently, the Cornish immigrants brought the pasty into Michigan’s iron mills in early 1800’s. Cornish Pasties (meat pies) are said …

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables (and Gnocchi) is an amazingly easy sheet pan dinner to prepare for your family. Packed with vegetables, it’s loaded with roasted potatoes, green peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and brussels sprouts. Plus it has the added bonus of crisp, yet chewy and …

Baked Italian Zucchini Boats

Baked Italian Zucchini Boats

A few summers ago, I tried making Baked Italian Zucchini Boats, and it has become one of my go-to side dishes when I want something a little special. Especially for an Italian dinner, but really, it goes well with many dishes. It’s quite pleasing to …

Cheesy Squash Bake

Cheesy Squash Bake

Cheesy Squash Bake is perfect when you have a lot of squash in your garden.  Back when our daughters were young, my husband and I planted a huge garden with corn, green beans, potatoes, broccoli, lettuce, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, cucumbers. And yes, zucchini …

Skillet Fried Morels

Skillet Fried Morels

Skillet Fried Morels. My husband’s uncle found some morels in the woods and brought us some to try. They were delicious.   Love-Hate Relationships with Mushrooms Of course, my husband wouldn’t eat them. He hates mushrooms of any kind. Sometimes he will eat a fresh …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It took me 50 years before I tried Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and I must admit that I adore and love them! Lesson learned: It shouldn’t take a person so long to try new things! Now, I have to admit that the first time I tried …