Valarie Russell on June 20th, 2017

This is another great use of all the abundant squash now available. It makes a great side dish for any meal… delicious too.   3 pounds yellow squash, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 eggs 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Valarie Russell on March 15th, 2016

Our  “Meatless Mondays” continue, this week was roasted Brussel sprouts. This was plenty for me but, Kenny opted to add a baked potato with his meal.  The Brussel sprouts were amazing. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup onion, thin sliced ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper, Coarse Ground 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed […]

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Valarie Russell on March 1st, 2016

Meatless Mondays is a recent global campaign aimed at lowering our overall meat consumption for our health and the environment. Believe it or not, the movement has a history stretching back to World War I. It all started with Herbert Hoover prior to his presidency… and it was originally Tuesdays, not Mondays, when Americans were […]

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Valarie Russell on February 24th, 2015

This spicy, creamy plate of pasta rivals any Italian restaurant fare—and comes together in 30 minutes.  Add with this a small simple salad and a nice slice of homemade bread, talk about delicious! 1 lb. Italian sausage 1 each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips 1 medium onion, cut into thin strips 1 jar […]

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Valarie Russell on February 17th, 2015

What an awesome day to just hang out inside where its toasty warm and watch the snow collecting outside. I was trying to come up with something yummy to cook from our panty stash, this was something quick and easy I fixed for lunch. 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 3 1/2 cups canned […]

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Valarie Russell on July 7th, 2014

Here is another yummy recipe for zucchini, it’s that time of year and the zucchini is plentiful. This makes a delicious side dish for any evening meal.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 3 cups grated zucchini 1 cup diced onion 2 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 […]

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Valarie Russell on July 7th, 2014

This time of the summer we have so much zucchini, we could have it every night and still be over run with it.  This is so quick and easy you can fix it tonight for dinner.  We had ours with a piece of grilled chicken and a couple slices Kenny’s fresh tomatoes.  Delicious! 3 eggs […]

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Valarie Russell on May 13th, 2014

Our daughter-in-law, Deanna, makes Manicotti for her family often and was sharing her recipe a couple weeks ago. It sounded great and was definitely something I had never tried to make before, so I tried my hand at it this week. I tweaked her recipe a bit, mine is a meatless version but you could add ground beef, […]

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Valarie Russell on March 4th, 2014

This is a great recipe I have used several times. I fixed this tonight for dinner and it was yummy, but I cut the recipe in half because it was just Kenny and myself and I wanted to take pictures. I don’t really recommend this unless you have a very small skillet, it  was really thin in the small […]

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Valarie Russell on February 18th, 2014

Kenny loves soups in the winter, actually he likes them year around. I just don’t, I think soups are for cold winter days like today. This soup is one I thought up trying to make use of leftover ham.  In the past few years we stopped purchasing sliced ham from the deli because it is […]

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