Food

My Favorite Kale Salad

Last year at a church pot luck I came across a kale salad on the buffet. I sampled it and it turned out to be the best. kale salad. ever. Unfortunately I had no idea who made it. A few weeks later at a smaller church dinner the same kale salad turned up again! This… Continue reading My Favorite Kale Salad

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Food

Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

One of our dinners last week consisted of pasta with the first batch of fresh homemade pesto from our basil plants in the garden.  I think homemade pesto might be my very favorite thing to eat.  Since we didn't have a garden last year, it had been two years (!) since I last had homemade… Continue reading Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

Baking

Homemade Drop Biscuits

Hello from the Blizzard of Oz! That's what the weather people were calling yesterday's snowstorm.  Kind of fitting since we live in Kansas.  It was one heck of a blizzard that's for sure.  Tons of snow, wind and bitterly cold temperatures.  The wind has made some incredible snow drifts.  The drifts make it hard to… Continue reading Homemade Drop Biscuits

Cooking

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

It's a winter wonderland in Kansas!  It started snowing last night and isn't expected to stop until tomorrow morning.  Not only do we have snow, but we have freeeeeezing temperatures.  It's not expected to get into the 30s until Friday and a couple nights this week might get down to negative temperatures.  Yowsa. The snow… Continue reading Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Cooking

Potato Salad & a MIRACLE

Last night I made the best potato salad ever.  This morning something occurred that was nothing short of a miracle.  What do you want first, potato salad or the miracle?  Let's go with the miracle: I FOUND MY RIGHT HAND RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still can't believe it.  If you remember, I lost this ring over three… Continue reading Potato Salad & a MIRACLE

Cooking

Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake

 Last week I had some leftover rice, half a bag of frozen spinach and the ingredients to make "cheezy" sauce from Veganomicon.  What did I do?  Made a Cheezy Spinach Rice Bake of course!  Cheezy (or Cheesy) Spinach Rice Bake Leftover rice, about 2-3 cups, brown or white (I used brown) Half a bag of… Continue reading Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake