Our seven favorite canned fruits

Our Seven Favorite Canned Fruits

Before I begin listing our favorite canned fruits, I want to let you know that whenever possible, we purchase fruit that has no added sugar. When that’s not possible, we try to purchase fruits that are canned in fruit juice or light syrup. If you’re interested in learning more about the nutritional value of canned fruits, check out our post “The Truth about Canned Fruits […]

A triangular shaped wedge of orange carrot gelatin salad sitting on top of lettuce leaves.

Orange Carrot Gelatin Salad

Orange Carrot Gelatin Salad may sound like a weird combination, and perhaps, mixing carrots into orange gelatin is strange, but we love it. This recipe is from the mid twentieth century when gelled salads were very popular in households across the country. They were also prevalent at picnics and parties. Now, in the early part of the twenty-first century, gelatin is falling from favor, but […]

Fruit Pops, Melon-sicles

Fresh Fruit “Popsicles”

Summer is a time to enjoy fresh fruit.  Whether Hawaiian pineapple, whose season ends in July, papayas, or melons, which are the true fruit of summer, fruit goes well with summer grilling.   This is a simple idea for twist on serving fresh fruit during the summer.  Insert food grade popsicle sticks into wedges of fresh fruit and serve them chilled or frozen.  Simple, healthy, and […]

Pineapple rice pudding

Pineapple Rice Pudding

This  recipe is a summer dessert that was created after several months of thinking about ways to modify some of my other recipes.  I love rice pudding, Glorified Rice, and Watergate salad.  I was wondering if I could somehow combine the Glorified Rice and Watergate Salad recipes to create a simplified version of rice pudding that would serve as a refreshing dessert for the hot […]

A serving of my mother's glorified Rice

Glorified Rice

With Easter just around the corner, I have been thinking of the food traditions from my childhood.  One of the traditions of the season was Creamed Eggs on Toast.  Another was Glorified Rice.  I don’t know how this dish got its name, so I have no idea  why it was called glorified.  I only know that it was delicious and a childhood favorite.  Occasionally, my […]

Watergate Salad

This is an old and easy salad recipe that dates back to my childhood.  It was allegedly created by a chef at the Watergate Hotel in D.C. and was  served at brunch and on weekends.  This may or may not be true.  The salad reportedly gained popularity after the political scandal of the same name  (Watergate Scandal) that began in June of 1972 when  there […]