Loving Henry

It was really hard to be Henry’s mother.  From the moment he was born, he cried.  He cried because he was hungry and my milk hadn’t come in yet.  He cried because it had been twenty minutes since his last nursing and he was hungry again.  He cried because I wasn’t holding him.  And, increasingly, […]

Chicken Fajita Soup

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 can diced tomatoes 1 red bell pepper; chopped 1 can black beans (or 2 cups cooked beans) 1 green bell pepper; chopped 2 cups chicken broth 1 jalapeno pepper diced 2 tbsp fajita seasoning 1 large onion; chopped Salt and pepper; to taste 3 cups cooked chicken (see Chicken […]

Blue Ribbon Chili

Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce 1 large onion; chopped 1 cup salsa 1 tsp black pepper 4 tbsp chili seasoning mix 1/2 tsp garlic powder 4-6 cups cooked or canned beans Preparation In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and the onion and saute for 10 […]

Bacon and Tomato Dip

This is one of our Kentucky Proud recipes!  I sampled it at the extension office one day, and it was so good.  🙂 Ingredients 1 cup sour cream 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 large tomatoes diced and drained Preparation Combine all ingredients. Add reserved tomato […]

Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

I don’t have a recipe per say, but this is how I make them. I haven’t gotten any complaints. 🙂 First, I thinly slice a quantity of peppers and onions appropriate to the number of sandwiches I’m making. I mostly use only green peppers, because red peppers are often obscenely expensive, but today, I have […]

Kusherie (Egyptian Rice and Lentils)

I found this recipe for Egyptian Rice and Lentils in my More-With-Less Cookbook. Honestly, I didn’t have much hope for it. Even though it looked unusually good for a bean dish, my kids are notoriously bad eaters of all things bean and terribly suspicious of anything they haven’t seen before. On top of that, my […]

Italian Chicken Squash Stuffing: A Recipe

This was just about the best squash stuffing I’ve ever made or eaten.  I had to make it up, because I couldn’t find the recipe I wanted.  🙂 Ingredients: 1 medium onion, diced 12 oz bacon, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz mushrooms, sliced 2 cans diced tomatoes 2 cups cooked chicken, diced 1 […]