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Chicken, Pasta, and Veggies.

Anyone close to me knows that “chicken and pasta” has been my go-to comfort meal for literally decades.  Cook up some short pasta, add some seasonings, bread crumbs, parm cheese, and cut up chicken….can’t be beat. Until now. My grown up mouth decided one day that this could only be made better by adding veggies. […]

Acini di Pepe with Egg.

When you don’t feel well, this is an excellent and simple comfort food to make.  My mommom taught me the recipe. Ingredients: 1/4 cup uncooked acini di pepe (small italian pasta) butter 1 egg Instructions: Boil water and cook pasta according to instructions on box; drain. Return pasta to pan. Add butter (just enough to […]

Goatherder’s Pie.

This is a recipe that my mom used to make when I was a kid.  It never really had a name until my childhood self decided that it was like shepherd’s pie (but not quite).  I decided that it should be called goatherder’s pie 🙂  It’s a little less involved than making shepherd’s pie, and […]

Canning Pulled Pork.

I’m really loving the concept of storing meat in jars rather than in the freezer.  It’s excellent on many levels – saves room in the freezer (which I never seem to have any of), avoids freezerburn, easy to reheat and use….I can’t stop finding new meats to put in jars 🙂  This is my latest […]

Freezer Biscuits.

I’m always on the lookout for items I can make ahead of time and then pull out in whatever portion size I need….often I eat dinner alone so I need single servings, but sometimes I have Bob with me too and then I need extra.  I had to give up store-bought biscuits (in the little […]

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Walnuts.

I’ve avoided Brussels sprouts like the plague my entire life….everyone always says they’re like little cabbages and I am not thrilled with cabbage.  But, Bob and I found some fresh at the market, and decided to give them a try.  I found this recipe on and it is delicious. Ingredients: 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, […]

Spinach Lasagna Rolls.

I’m always amazed at how expensive it is to get pasta at a decent Italian restaurant….love finding recipes that I can make at home that taste just as good (or better!).  Thanks to for this recipe. Ingredients: 9 lasagna noodles, cooked 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained 15 ounces ricotta cheese […]