Category Archives: Kid-friendly foods

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

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

Posted in Beef, Casseroles, Entrees or Main Course, Kid-friendly foods, Lunch, My life, Supper, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Entrees or Main Course, Kid-friendly foods, My life, Sauces, 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

Sour Cream Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake


I wanted to bring coffee cake to work today because one of our grant sponsors was coming to visit us to discuss a couple of projects. I found a terrific coffee cake in a cookbook by daughter Erin gave me … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Cakes, General Info, Holiday Food, Kid-friendly foods, My life, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian

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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Paprika Chicken and Dumplings


I haven’t made this recipe in years, but this creamy, Hungarian-style chicken and dumplings dish is beautiful and scrumptious. The dumplings are very similar to the ones my mother called “noodles” that she put in her onion-soup-based potato soup. Chicken … Continue reading

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How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg


With Easter coming, everyone is thinking about decorating eggs. Before you do that, you have to boil some eggs. It’s not difficult to do, but two of my kids have asked me how long to boil them, so I thought … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Banana Bread


The other day I volunteered to take food to a young Harrisonburg Quaker couple who just had a new baby. In addition to bringing a supper meal, I decided to also make banana bread. I had some bananas in my … Continue reading

Posted in Accompaniments, Breads, Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, Fruits and Jellies, Kid-friendly foods, My life | 2 Comments