Category Archives: Entrees or Main Course

Garmer’s Goulash


A hearty stew, just right for supper on a cold winter’s night RECIPE IDEA: This recipe was a regular in the winter rotation while living in Chicago. Our home was filled with the fragrance of simmering goulash and bread baking. … Continue reading

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Ratatouille (Vegan)


Recipe Idea: Surprisingly, until I met Don, I had never even heard of Ratatouille. I love vegetables, but it has taken me a long time to move away from a “meat, potatoes and vegetable” supper. A lot of people in … Continue reading

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Crab Cakes


RECIPE IDEA I used to think you could only get really good crab cakes at a Baltimore restaurant. Then my friend Harry Cole invited a group of us to spend the weekend at his home on the Eastern Shore of … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan for Carnivores


RECIPE IDEA We went to the farmer’s market in  Harrisonburg Saturday and the eggplants at our favorite organic farmer were beautiful so we bought one. I love Eggplant Parmesan. It’s the primary dish I use to evaluate any new Italian … Continue reading

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Italian Chicken


This is one of the simplest, but tastiest, chicken recipes I make. You can grill the chicken indoors on a George Foreman Grill or outdoors on a gas or charcoal grill. We enjoyed this Saturday night with Risotto and Indian … Continue reading

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What is Gratin?


My daughter Erin recently tried one of the new recipes I posted, Caribbean Sweet Potato Gratin. She was disappointed because it wasn’t creamy like she expected it to be. When I told Don about Erin’s comments, he said, “Why wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Baked Ziti


One of the casseroles my two youngest children, Roni and Nessa, loved when they were young was Baked Ziti. A Quaker friend, Mary Jane Foley, brought Baked Ziti often to potluck gatherings and the girls loved it. Mary Jane made … Continue reading

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A New Way to Eat Chilean Bean & Corn Stew


Don and I had Chilean Bean & Corn Stew this evening for supper. He had the brilliant idea to add a dollop of sour cream to it, and it completely changed the flavor. It is excellent both ways. ~Lois

Posted in Casseroles, Cooking Tips, Entrees or Main Course, Gluten free, My life, Side Dishes, Soups, Stews, Supper, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Moussaka


Don and I had Moussaka this evening. I had never made it before (nothing unusual),  but Don had made it in the past. My recipe didn’t call for potatoes, but his does. His also doesn’t use a Red Sauce; his … Continue reading

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The Best Tomato (Red) Sauce for Lasagna, Spaghetti or Pizza


I have made this red sauce multiple times and used it in many different dishes. It’s awesome and very easy to make. I have used it in Lasagna, Spaghetti, Baked Ziti and Moussaka, but it would be terrific for Pizza, Meatball … Continue reading

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