Category: Recipe Corner

  • 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

    here 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, but they are good for you!
    Rich in antioxidants, they are also high in vitamins K and C and are a good source of fiber which promotes regularity and a healthy gut biome.

    Roasting brussels sprouts over steaming or boiling is one of my favorite ways to eat them. The outer leaves get a little crispy and caramelized which upgrades
    their flavor spectrum. Another way is to slice them thinly on a mandolin and make a slaw. They have a bold flavor, so creating a slaw with ingredients that compliment or
    offset the bitterness of the brussels sprout is key. I’ve provided a recipe below that tastes pretty great. It’s a little sweet and tangy with lots of flavors that meld and bring the salad together.

    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

  • Backyard Tomato Mozzarella Salad

    There is nothing more lovely in my garden during the height of summer than a beautiful, ripe juicy brandy wine tomato! Not only are they pretty to look at but they taste amazingly delicious. Being a huge fan of the tomato, I usually grow a few different varieties. I love them all, so this salad […]

    August 26, 2021

  • Juneberry Pie

    Juneberry Pie Recipe

    a.k.a. Serviceberry or Saskatoon Berry Pie Ingredients Pie Crust 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup cold butter cubed 1/4 cup ice-cold water Pie Filling 4 cups saskatoon berries, or as needed ¾ cup white sugar 1 ½ tablespoons of all-purpose flour 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 […]

    July 16, 2021

  • Crunchy Broccoli Salad

    It’s said that people who particularly enjoy eating crunchy foods may have anger issues, but I don’t entirely subscribe to that theory! Sometimes nothing satisfies like a kettle fried chip or in this case, an extra crunchy broccoli salad. This salad hits a lot of flavor centers with the smoky flavor of bacon, the nutty […]

    May 11, 2021

  • Perfect Timing for Curry Noodle Bowls

    In cooking, timing is everything! It is a dance to make sure that all things are done roasting, toasting, boiling, broiling, cooling, crisping, or whisking all at the same time so your meal is PERFECT! I found that creating this curry noodle bowl recipe had a couple of elements of “mindful” timing but nothing that […]

    March 2, 2021