Are Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar Truly Green Cleaning Products?

Over the last few weeks, I have been evaluating how different terms are used by those with an interest in green living.  Today’s post will focus on the use of “green” as it pertains to three “home-brews” often touted as green cleaning products.  These environmentally or Earth friendly household products are baking soda, hydrogen peroxide […]

Recipes Greek Salad

There is nothing better in the midst of the hot summer than a refreshing, cool, salad! If you are tired of the regular lettuce side salads and are looking for something zestier, then this recipe is for you! Here’s something different that will cool off any hot summer day! It’s perfect for a light lunch […]

Recipes Good Cookies

Tasty Ginger Cookies! Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter1 cup sugar1 egg1/4 cup molasses2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 tsp ground ginger1 tsp ground cloves1 tsp ground cinnamon1 1/2 tsps baking sodaextra sugar Instructions: 1. Cream butter and sugar.2. Add egg (beaten) and molasses. Stir.3. Add dry ingredients. Stir.4. Roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. […]

Recipes Enchilada Casserole

I like to do quick and easy meals that take little or no prep time. This is my enchilada casserole recipe. Here are the basic ingredients you will need: 1 can Enchilada Sauce1 can Refried beans1 can Black beans1 can Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho cheeses soup1 8oz bag of shredded cheese (Mexican blend or just cheddar)1lb […]

Recipes Creative Kielbasa and Mashed Potatoes

I came up with this dish just because I wanted to get creative in the kitchen and try something different. I cheated when I made this because I used instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, and powdered gravy mix. Even doing this it turned out good and we ate this like you would a Shepard’s pie […]

Recipes Chicken Spaghetti

2 lbs cooked breast meat, torn into bite size pieces 8 oz. cooked Spaghetti -break it into 3 pieces when cooking1 lb. mushrooms, sauteed in garlicDivine White Sauce:1 stick butter [NOT margarine]7 Tbsp flour3 Tbsp garlic powder or to taste1 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper8oz each: half & half; lite sour cream; lite mayo; Parmesan cheese; […]

Recipes Cheesy Corned Beef Hash

My family loves corned beef hash for breakfast. This is so simple a child can make it. The best thing about it is that it only takes one minute to prepare and 4 minutes to cook. What you will need: 1 15 oz can corned beef hash1/4 shredded Kraft cheddar jack cheese with jalapeno1/2 tsp […]

Recipes Bean Fritters

Beany Fritters I ate this as a side-dish at a very famous Puerto Rican restaurant in Chicago. It’s great, but they fried it in lard, which is just too heavy on the heart for me. I like a little more garlic than is suggested here. Suit yourself! A super party dip! Ingredients:1 pound Great Northern […]

Recipes Banana Bread

This is a very rich and moist bread that goes well with a good, strong cup of coffee. It’s quick to make and creates very little mess. Banana Rum Bread Ingredients: 1 large ripe banana (mashed)2 eggs1/4 c. dark Jamaica rum1/2 c. dairy sour cream1/2 tsp. nutmeg1 box butter recipe cake mixButter for buttering baking […]

Recipes Appetizers that Kids will Eat too

One very simple and fun appetizer that I’ve created includes a nifty trick to get kids to eat spinach! You will need:-Box of Triscuits-Cheese; this recipe works with mozerella slices and Boursin garlic cheese spread-Fresh, raw, rinsed baby spinach leaves-Good company!-Serving tray or plate-Butter knife First, set out your Triscuits on a plate or baking […]