Category Archives: Hearty food

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

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

Aunt Pauline’s Dillie Bread


This is a great bread recipe passed down from my mother’s Aunt Pauline. She lived in an era where most bread was made at home. My mother used to make creamed chip beef gravy to serve over toasted slices of … Continue reading

Posted in Breads, Hearty food

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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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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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

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

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas


Don and I have a house guest from Pakistan, Muhamad Ishaq Israr. We are all learning a great deal about one another. Ishaq is attending Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. This is the third year we have had SPI … Continue reading

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Indian Ratatouille


Don and I have the pleasure of hosting a young man from Pakistan by the name of Muhammad Ishaq Israr. He is here to attend Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Ishaq works for a nongovernmental organization, Just Peace, in his … Continue reading

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My Favorite Beef Enchiladas


Well, Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. It has been a bit busy for us the past several days, so it has taken me some time to get this post written. We own a townhouse in Elkton, Virginia, and … Continue reading

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