Recipes

Basil Ranch Dressing

Basil Ranch Dressing

It's so much healthier for you & your family when you make your own salad dressings. Not only will you eliminate all the additives found in commercially prepared dressings, but you also have full control over the quality of the ingredients. I think you'll find this one especially tasty!

Yield: approximately 2 cups / 8 servings

Hot Pastrami Sandwich

Hot Pastrami Sandwich

I can't go more than a month without making a Hot Pastrami Sandwich. For me it's one of my favorite comfort foods! You can buy pastrami in most grocery store deli departments. However, the secret to a great pastrami sandwich is using really good pastrami...

Nana Sally's Noodle Casserole

Nana Sally’s Noodle Casserole

Handed down to me from my Nana... this casserole is loaded with dairy, but it's ooooh so delish & a true comfort food. You'll be craving it once you taste it!

Serves: 4 to 6 as a meal or 8 as a side dish

Simone's Famous Italian Meatballs

Simone’s Famous Italian Meatballs

I created these meatballs in the early 1970's & have never changed the original recipe because they've always gotten rave reviews. A bit labor intensive, but actually fun to make & well worth the effort. Once you taste these, mellowed in pasta sauce, you'll think you've gone to Italian heaven!

Yield: approximately 36 meatballs - serves 18 to 36

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasting these healthy green jewels is the best way to cook them, not only for excellent flavor, but to keep in all the precious nutrients!

Serves: 4

Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs

Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs

Get out of the doldrums with the same old boring hot dog & move on to this spicy, tasty version!

Royal Blend Rosemary Ginger Rice

Royal Blend Rosemary Ginger Rice

I love to serve this, instead of potatoes, alongside a steak or lamb chops. You could also turn this into a stand alone meal for 3 by adding 2 cups of roasted vegetables (any kind or a variety), 3/4 cup cooked chicken meat & serve it with a side of my Fried Bananas... Yum!

Serves: 3

Fried Bananas

Fried Bananas

I love to serve this alongside any spicy dish, it helps to cut down on the spices & really adds a new level of flavor to any meal. But don't limit yourself to that suggestion, this pairs up nicely with so many dishes & is a great substitution for potatoes. Even your kids will love this!

Serves: 2 to 4

Cheater's Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Cheater’s Mushroom Pasta Sauce

I love mushrooms in my pasta sauce & when I used to buy mushroom pasta sauces in the grocery store, you could actually see good sized pieces of mushrooms in the jar. Not anymore, in the decades since the 1980's, the mushrooms have basically disappeared. So, when I buy pre-made pasta sauce, I always jazz it up with mushrooms myself!

Yield: 2 - 24 oz jars

Toasted Pine Nuts

Toasted Pine Nuts

I just love pine nuts especially when they're toasted (aka PiƱon pronounced "pin - yon" or Italian Pignolia or Pinoli - read an article explaining the difference https://pinonnuts.com/AboutPineNuts1.htm). They're a little on the pricey side, but what nuts aren't these days & considering how healthy nuts are... they're worth the cost!

Yield: 6 oz