Category: Recipe Corner


  • Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne with Beans

    I like to start this recipe the night before and get everything in the crockpot and ready to go.  Then I store it in the refrigerator. Then in the morning, I set it to low and let the chili slow cook all day. If you are in hurry you can omit stew meat & make […]

    June 14, 2022

  • EASY Budget BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    This is the easiest budget-friendly pulled pork recipe I have ever come across. Ingredients 1 (14 oz) can of beef broth 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional) 3 pounds of boneless country pork ribs 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbeque sauce 12 Hamburger buns Sliced cheese (optional) Coleslaw (optional) Directions Step 1 Pour a can of […]

    June 14, 2022

  • Depression Era -Hoover Stew

    Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the box.

    While the pasta cooks, slice the hot dogs into thin “coins.”

    Open cans of tomatoes and corn or beans, but do not drain.
    Combine the contents of the cans and the hot dog slices in a large pot, and bring to a simmer
    Break up the tomatoes into small chunks as the mixture heats.
    Drain the macaroni when it is barely al dente. Reserve the cooking water to add to the stew, if needed.
    Add the macaroni, and continue simmering until all of the ingredients are thoroughly heated and the hot dogs are cooked

    June 8, 2022

  • Mulligan Stew aka Hobo Stew Recipe

    Like many recipes, the naming origins of Mulligan Stew are a bit murky. Mulligan stew is defined as “a stew made from whatever ingredients are available” and its first-known use dates to 1894. It’s essentially a combination of meat, potatoes, and vegetables, in any and all combinations. That means there’s a ton of variety in […]

    June 3, 2022

  • WWII Navy Bean Soup Recipe

    The small, white, and economical Pea Bean or Haricot provided a very filling, and nutritious protein during times of food rationing.  Over time the pea beans also came to be widely known as  Navy Beans because they were such a staple in the U.S. Naval diet during the second half of the 19th Century. The Navy’s original soup was called Bean Soup and this soup was served regularly to Navy members during World War II. Their original recipe called for the use of ham stock instead of chicken broth

    June 3, 2022

  • Hamburger Soup Recipe

    I grew up in a big family with three brothers, so my mother was always trying to stretch a buck when it came to meal planning. Our family did a lot of camping, so making a dish that we all actually liked and would eat for more than one meal was a challenge. We all […]

    June 3, 2022

  • Brussels Sprout Slaw Recipe

    There are a lot of us out there who love brussels sprouts. There are also a lot of those who wrinkle their noses at the mere mention of this cruciferous powerhouse! Love ’em or not so much, they are here to stay. Not only do they find their way onto professional and home chef’s tables, […]

    November 19, 2021

  • Better than Pie Sweet Potato Casserole

    I love sweet potato pie, however, I  am not a huge fan of the marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes/yam casserole. I am also pretty confident that once you have tried this recipe that you won’t ever go back to marshmallow-topped casserole. A couple of things to note about this recipe is that it originally directed baking the […]

    October 29, 2021

  • Elderberry Syrup for Cold/Flu Season

    As we enter cold and flu season, it’s good to have our medicine cabinet stocked with the essentials in case one of those bugs flies unexpectedly into our home. We keep lots of natural items on hand to help boost our immune systems such as Vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D. There are also over […]

    October 25, 2021

  • Grown-Up Smoky Grilled Cheese

    Here is a great fall recipe for comfort food. Because grilled cheese should never just be for kids! Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 tablespoon of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. Chop the chipotle chile finely. 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 small yellow onion, […]

    October 20, 2021