Simple Pea Salad

Simple Pea Salad

Pea salad is my favorite way to eat peas.   The first time I tried pea salad was at a buffet.  My companion told me it was “delicious,” so I reluctantly tried it.  I’m not a big fan of peas.  We ate them often when I was a child, so they aren’t my favorite vegetable unless raw.  My opinion changed when I tried pea salad, and I spent the next few weeks perfecting the recipe until I believed that my pea salad was perfect.    Baker’s Man and a few other friends, and members of the family, agreed. What will you need […]

Seafood Salad

Simple Seafood Salad

Simple Seafood salad is something that I love.  It’s one of my favorite things to buy at the store, but I don’t do it often because it’s what I consider a luxury item.  I have been making crab salad at home for years, so I decided to try my hand at making a copycat of the seafood salad that’s available in the deli at my local grocer.  Making simple seafood salad is, as the name implies, very simple, and I get much more for less money by making it myself. I’ve received several complaints from my friends regarding the need […]

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

I love hot and creamy dips.  This recipe for Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip is simple, amazing, and very easy to make.  It’s a variation on my slow cooker spinach artichoke dip, but it ‘s made in the oven.  Of course, it’s winter, so I don’t mind turning on the oven,  In the summer I might have a different opinion.  

Tuna and Rice Salad

Tuna and Rice Salad

What do you do when you one have one can of Tuna and a lot of people to  serve? Do you run to the store for another one?  No!  Instead, add something extra to stretch it so that your Tuna Salad for three can become Tuna Salad for 6.   This little secret ingredient can also help to stretch your grocery dollars. 

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

I love chicken salad.  It’s creamy, crunchy, and versatile.  Best of all, I can make it without turning on the stove or oven, as long as I have leftover chicken or some canned chicken in my pantry.    This makes chicken salad perfect for those warmer days.  

Broccoli Salad

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

This delicious Broccoli Salad is very simple to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavors.  It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats, and it’s a great alternative to potato or macaroni salad.  Once you taste Broccoli Salad, you will wonder why you would ever want to eat any other salad.  It’s that good, or maybe, I’m just really in love with it. 

Slow cooker spinach artichoke dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Do you love that creamy, hot spinach and artichoke dip that is available as an appetizer in so many restaurants?  This creamy dip  tastes better, and it’s made entirely in a slow cooker.  It’s  so simple and delicious, you will find that you don’t need a special occasion to make it.  Served with  tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa, this is a definite crowd pleaser.   It’s sure to become a family favorite.

Mexican Corn Casserole

Mexican Style Corn Casserole

I love Mexican style corn on the cob, but it can be messy.  I always seem to end up with the corn toppings on my nose or my cheeks.  Now, I have the perfect solution.  Instead of dressing up a cob of corn, why not mix everything together in a casserole and bake it.  The result is every bit as delicious as the version on the cob, but I get to keep my face clean. This combination of ingredients may sound strange to the uninitiated, and I’ve had friends screw up their faces when I describe it.  For those of […]

Creamy baked tilapia served with rice pilaf and broccoli

Creamy Baked Tilapia

Today, I am sharing another fish recipe that I found among my mother’s recipes.  My mother was not a big fan of fish.  Her favorites were Salmon and Cod, and usually, her methods of preparation were very simple.    As an adult,  I have learned to appreciate other types of fish, but I continue to like simple methods to prepare them.   This recipe is good with pollock or any other mild, white fish. All that is required is to sprinkle the top of the fish with lemon pepper, then top it with a mixture of mayonnaise and shredded, or […]

egg salad finger sandwiches

Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches

I previously posted about my father’s egg salad sandwich, and egg salad is an excellent filling for finger sandwiches.  Finger sandwiches are a great thing to serve at a Mother’s Day tea.  I really think that a tea party is the perfect Mother’s Day lunch.  You don’t even need to serve tea.  You can have juice, cocoa, or lemonade.  Finger sandwiches and sweets are more than adequate.  This egg salad is one of my favorite versions.  It came about one day when I was making lunch and was decided to make things a little fancier by adding chopped celery leaves, […]