Category Archives: Vegetables

Great new product for mushroom lovers

I discovered something in the freezer case, in the vegetable section, that has me smiling. I love mushrooms, which aren’t exactly cheap.  I also hate slicing them, so often buy the pre-sliced ones.  They don’t cost that much more, and … Continue reading

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Cabbage and noodles for Lent?

Cabbage and noodles, two lowly foods, often overlooked in favor of things that are far more exciting and exotic.  I’ve even heard cabbage be called names, such as “ditch weed“.  Cabbage is also cheap, especially this time of year, and … Continue reading

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Carne picada again?

That oh-so-conveniently finely cut beef referred to as carne picada makes a repeat appearance in another recipe, this time using a variety of vegetables and the Gulf Coast’s beloved rice.  For quick cooking, all of the vegetables are finely cut, … Continue reading

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Budget wise white sauce

Once upon a time, every good cook frequently made white sauce.  That was in the days before canned goods had the variety and safety they do today.  While canned goods are tastier and safer than ever, they are also becoming … Continue reading

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Iowa Chowder

Most people, when they think of Iowa, think of corn.  That’s also where this recipe was born–in those same stereotypes of Iowa, and it features potatoes with pork and corn in a creamy base.  If the soup gets too thick, … Continue reading

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Homemade salad dressings

Making our own salad dressings…once upon a time, that’s what everyone did, but today…most grocery stores have an aisle filled with salad dressings of many kinds.  Most of us think that “making our own” is going to be complicated and … Continue reading

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Native American inspired stuffed pumpkin recipe

The Native Americans contributed a lot of things to our modern diets, including things such as pumpkins, squash, beans, and corn.  Often, we forget our debt to their early agricultural endeavors and contributions to American farms. I was given the … Continue reading

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