Tuna Pasta Salad

I know, I know, tuna noodle salad looks gross. Hey, it’s hard to make tuna salad look pretty. I promise, it tastes better than it looks. Use the best ingredients possible for a tasty tuna salad. I have never in my life liked canned tuna. Until I tried Wild Planet Tuna. There are a lot of benefits […]

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

My mom makes these potatoes for every holiday. She usually makes a double batch, so we can all take home leftovers. 

Oven Fried Chicken

I found this recipe for Chicken A La Maryland in my little Pyrex cookbook from 1953. It’s a great oven-fried chicken recipe. Perfect for a picnic with plenty of leftovers for sandwiches.

Crustless Quiche for 2 or 3

My hens have been working overtime. I probably have hundreds of eggs in my refrigerator right now. I’ve been cooking them every way I can think of. We’ve had scrambled eggs, fried eggs, egg salad and breakfast casseroles. I’ve hard-boiled dozens & dozens of eggs for the pigs & dog. I’m still drowning in eggs! Quiche is great, […]


You might think of coleslaw as a summer, picnic food, but when you have half a cabbage hangin’ around, you gotta eat it up. I made golabki & had this big hunk of cabbage sittin’ on the counter. I had a fridge full of veggies, so of course slaw was the obvious choice. Making your […]

Granny’s Gołąbki

Golabki is really just a Polish cabbage roll. They take a while to make, but the process is simple. Golabki makes a hearty, winter dish. Perfect for supper in a little ol’ farmhouse on a cold February evening. I’m pretty sure golabki are the original Polish comfort food. I made mine with venison & they […]

S’mores Pie

Today, my daughter learned to use a torch. My kids are quite proficient with power tools and poop shovels, but I think this is the first time she has used a torch to roast marshmallows. She did great for her first try. I think Julia Child would be proud. I thought Julia was the one who said “Every woman […]

Creamy Leek & Potato Soup

ingredients: 4 tablespoons lard 2 leeks, white & light green parts, chopped 1 pound new potatoes, scrubbed & quartered 4 carrots, scrubbed & coarsely chopped 1 quart ham broth 3 tablespoons white rice flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch salt & pepper In a small bowl, stir together rice flour and cornstarch. Set aside. In dutch oven, heat leeks in […]

Potato Kielbasa Casserole

My kids love their macaroni & cheese. Unfortunately, one of them has had to give-up the gluten, which means no more bread or pasta. It’s hard for a kid to give up his macaroni & cheese! I could have bought a box of gluten-free noodles, but they are pretty expensive compared to the $1 box of […]