Category Archives: Kid-friendly foods

Chicken Salad


Chicken Salad sandwiches are a favorite at our house. We like Chicken Salad just about any way it is made. My favorite recipe is flavored with tarragon, but Don’s idea of Chicken Salad includes a little bit of sweet relish … Continue reading

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California Pizzas


  The happy cooks: Julie and me (Maggie) California Pizza Crust Makes two 12″ pizza crusts Ingredients 1 cup warm water (110-115F degrees) 2 1/4 t dry yeast (one packet) 3 1/4 cup flour 1 t salt 1/4 cup extra … Continue reading

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Meatloaf


I modified this recipe from my Swedish Meatballs recipe. It was really good as a Meatloaf. It is also very tasty the next day, cold on a sandwich. Meatloaf Serves 6-8 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 3/4 … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Swedish Meatballs


I made these last night for my daughter Erin and her partner Julie. Julie is vegetarian, so I modified my standard Swedish Meatballs recipe to be vegetarian. They were quite good. I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture! Vegetarian … Continue reading

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Quinoa & Black Bean Casserole


I spent the day with Erin and my new grandson Andrew. I have been trying to help out at the house by allowing her to get a bit of rest while I take care of the baby and make dinner. … Continue reading

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Hot Fruited Casserole


When I was in college at VMI, one of my classmate’s parents had a cabin a short distance away. Mrs. Jordan would fix a Sunday afternoon meal for those of us gathered to fish or swim in the creek by … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cakes


Because I sometimes review books (including cookbooks), author and publicists frequently send me free books. My latest one was a copy of Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debby Maugans. It has some amazing recipes in it. I made this … Continue reading

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Pork Chops: The Comfort Food


Yesterday, Don and I drove down to his mother’s house in Wytheville, Virginia to pick up a small chest freezer Momma Betty said we could have. It’s about a 3-hour drive from our house to get there. Of course, it … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes


My granddaughter Amelia stayed over night on Friday. Saturday morning she and I made cupcakes. When I pulled everything together, I found that I had no white flour, but we wanted to make cupcakes. I did have some brown rice … Continue reading

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Swedish Meatballs


This is one of my childrens’ favorite meals. My daughter Erin asks for this meal whenever she comes to visit. I usually make double the meatballs and freeze half of them for the next time. I made these for Erin … Continue reading

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