Nani’s Pesto Risotto

I love risotto and have been making it quite often lately. I am no expert at it, but have been pleased with most of my results. I made pesto risotto last night and declare it a winner and it will definitley become a family favorite recipe. Risotto is labor intensive, so plan your meal accordingly. […]

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Lemon Chive Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts aren’t always a favorite of children, but they are sometimes intrigued by these tiny little cabbages. They are certainly full of flavor and here is a nice easy recipe that enhances their flavor with just a hint of lemon and chives. Although this may not become a family favorite recipe, I am sure […]

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Skin-On Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Here is another favorite recipe from my Mom’s files. Garlic mashed potatoes are really popular now. My Mom used to make them before they became a staple on every restaurant menu. I think the secret is roasting the garlic first. Try these, they are worth the extra time for the garlic roasting. Ingredients 4 to […]

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Continental Green Beans

Here is another one of those old fashioned favorite recipes from my Mom’s recipe collection. They are easy and a nice change from the green bean casserole. Ingredients 1/2 cup bacon, diced 2/3 cup onion, diced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons flour 2 cups canned tomatoes 2 cups French cut green beans, […]

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Monica’s Mexican Beans

My daughter has a friend, Monica, who is from Mexico and cooks totally awesome and authentic Mexican food. She shared her favorite bean recipe with us. It is simple and plain, but delicious. It has taken my daughter and I quite a few attempts to perfect these beans. One of the secrets is using the […]

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Tomato Basil Pasta

This favorite recipe is great for potlucks. Ingredients 1 box penne pasta, cooked 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips […]

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Grandma’s Old Fashioned Au Gratin Potatoes

This is an old family favorite recipes for au gratin potatoes.  My Grandma used to make them and they would quickly disappear.  There were no seconds as everyone took very generous helpings on the first round! Ingredients 8 to 10 medium potatoes, cooked and chilled with skins on ¼ pound butter 1 pint half and half […]

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Frijoles Charros

I found this recipe in the Penzey spice magazine and have made it several times and shared it with others. It has become a favorite recipe for Mexican flavored beans. I really love this recipe. The credit for it goes to Chris Kraft of Tucson, AZ. It is a delicious combination of flavors that really […]

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Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole

This is everyone’s favorite recipe and a must serve at Thanksgiving at our house. No recipe collection would be complete without it. There are many variations, but I still like this original recipe the best. I have a cute story regarding this dish. One of my daughters has Tunisian relatives. She had house guests from […]

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Everyone’s Favorite Cheesy Hashbrowns

Everyone loves these potatoes and this has become my familly’s favorite recipe for them. I’m sure there are several versions, but I highly recommend this one. Ingredients 1 package frozen shredded hash browns (Mrs Dell’s is good), thawed 1/2 cup melted butter 2 cups sour cream (1 pt) 1/2 cup milk 1 can cream of […]

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Helen’s Eggplant Bake

This is an old favorite recipe that my Aunt Helen gave me at least 45 years ago. I have always enjoyed it and haven’t changed a thing about it over the years. Ingredients 1 medium eggplant, sliced in 1/2 inch slices 3/4 cup melted butter 3/4 to 1 cup bread crumbs 1 large tomato, sliced […]

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