Category Archives: Vegetarian

Quick Dill Sauce


RECIPE IDEA: We often have salmon for supper. This night as I was cooking it I asked Lois if she had a recipe for dill sauce. She said just mix some dill into sour cream and let’s see how that … Continue reading

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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

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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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The Best Blueberry Pie


IDEA The Johnson’s sent out an email in the middle of last week warning that the last of the blueberries were being picked. So we were up early on Saturday and off to the farmer’s market to get 6 pints. … Continue reading

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Vinegar Dressing for Bitter Lettuce, Cucumbers & Onions or Tomatoes


We had more of our bitter leaf lettuce tonight. As Don was looking for another recipe, he came across this one, which is exactly what I was looking for when I made the Wilted Lettuce Salad over the weekend. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Accompaniments, Gluten free, Lunch, My life, Salad, Supper, Vegetables, Vegetarian

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

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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

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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