Category Archives: General Info

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

Posted in Beef, Casseroles, Entrees or Main Course, General Info, Hearty food, Kid-friendly foods, My life, Stews, Supper

Strawberries Romanoff


This is a quick dessert that can be prepared ahead to add a delightful finish to an elegant meal. Sometimes I’ll slice the strawberries and use this recipe for strawberry shortcake. This came from one of those glossy cards some … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, Gluten free, My life, Vegetarian

Incredible Peach Melba


RECIPE IDEA You should have seen the peaches at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Beautiful rosy-red to almost-yellow skins, firm to the touch and oh the fragrance! So we bought a box. What to do with this luscious fruit? … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking Tips, Desserts, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, My life, Vegetarian

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

Posted in Beef, Casseroles, Cooking Tips, Entrees or Main Course, General Info, Hearty food, My life, Supper, Vegetarian

Easy Way to Plan Your Eating


Here’s a short video that can help you decide how much of which foods to eat to maintain a healthy weight (or lose if you are eating too much!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6LZijdsGu0 ~Lois

Posted in Diabetic, General Info, Health, My life, Nutrition & Diet

Strawberries Romanoff


This is a quick dessert that can be prepared ahead to add a delightful finish to an elegant meal. Sometimes I’ll slice the strawberries and use this recipe for strawberry shortcake. This came from one of those glossy cards some … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, Gluten free, My life, Vegetarian

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

Posted in Casseroles, Cooking Tips, Entrees or Main Course, General Info, Hearty food, My life, Supper, Vegetarian

Caribbean Sweet Potato Gratin


I love the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks. This recipe originally came from Moosewood’s New Classics cookbook. The recipe calls for a crumb topping, but I find this to be gritty (maybe because it doesn’t have much oil in it). I leave … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Cooking Tips, Entrees or Main Course, General Info, Hearty food, Side Dishes, Supper, Vegetarian

Deviled Eggs


Deviled Eggs are a family favorite. They are easy to make, delicious and very pretty to serve. I like to make them for special occasions, and I even have a special crystal serving dish for Deviled Eggs. When Don and … Continue reading

Posted in Accompaniments, Appetizers, Cooking Tips, General Info, Gluten free, Holiday Food, Kid-friendly foods, My life, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

Posted in Accompaniments, Entrees or Main Course, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, Gluten free, Hearty food, Holiday Food, Kid-friendly foods, Lunch, My life, Side Dishes, Supper, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Grain