Spring Greens Pie

This week I saw a great recipe on the Seeds From Italy site.  Of course, I made some additions and changes.  Right now, since it’s hard to keep up with the collard, kale, chard, and spinach production, I decided to pick them all and make a spring greens pie.  It’s a delicious way to get…

Laredo Plus

I got to go to one of my favorite places again.  This time it was Laredo plus Lockhart (Black’s BBQ) and a little sightseeing.  The Lockhart courthouse is magnificent, and worth a picture! Since you’ve already seen lots of Laredo pictures, this time I decided on some pictures of one of the best meals, ever….

Beet Cranberry Salad

We’re getting great crops of all things green, from the greenhouse.  However, in addition to the greens, I want some other veggies.  While shopping in my pantry, I found some organic jellied cranberry sauce that I bought.   And for some reason, I immediately connected it to the luscious organic sweet beets that I buy…

Meyer Lemon Sorbet

The Meyer lemon tree is in full bloom, but there are still lemons on the tree, from last year’s crop.  That means I have to get busy and do something with them.  My last recipe, Meyer Lemon Cream Pie, is yummy.  This time, lower calorie, luscious Meyer Lemon Sorbet is on the menu. PrintMeyer Lemon…

Pecan Butter

Use your pecan harvest to create healthy snacks, or gifts.  In looking for ways to use the last pecan harvest, I decided to do an upgrade of my old pecan butter recipe.  It’s pretty delicious, and pretty easy to eat.  Because of that, a small batch is my best option.    So, this is a…

Asian Fusion Chopped Salad

We had enchilada night last week, and wanted something bright and crunchy to go with it.  So, I resurrected a spin on an old recipe, and decided to call it Asian Fusion Chopped Salad.  I’ll give you the original recipe.  Then, I’ll give you notes on my substitutions and additions.  I consider all recipes, whether…

The Provender Store

Go out of your way to enjoy a meal at The Provender Store on Austin Ave in Waco.  It is in a small space, next door to Sergio’s, and does not have signage, except in the windows and on a sidewalk sandwich board (lease restrictions).  Although they’ve been there for 3 years, it is new to…

Green Chile Pork Salad

Green chile pork salad started out being a leftover pork meal, but is worth making as a first run meal.  Meat salads take center stage for a number of meals at our house. For a couple more meat salads, try:  Beef Tenderloin Salad or Teriyaki Beef Salad.  The dressing for pork salad pictured below, is…

Ultimate S’Mores

This year, at the lodge, for the women’s group, I added a couple of new things to the menu.  Besides Gooey Butter Cookies, I thought making decadent s’mores, on a rainy day, might be just the thing.  They roasted marshmallows in the fireplace, and there was a consensus that these were the ultimate s’mores! PrintUltimate…

Citrus Galore

This is the third season for our citrus trees.  We miss all the Satsuma mandarin oranges we had in East Texas.  So, when Walmart marked their citrus trees down to $10 at the end of season, several years ago.  I decided to try them in containers, since our weather would kill them, if they stayed…

Pig in a Blanket

Nothing like a little bite of pork deliciousness for the holidays – cocktail smokies, weenies, pigs – all good!  There are loads of recipes to use for pig in a blanket, but this recipe is a favorite.  I use this crust for pot pies, apple pies, and anything you want to make a little “cheesy.”…