Original Chex Party Mix

I know Christmas is fast approaching because I have pulled my Chex Party Mix recipe out of my recipe box.  It is not just any recipe–It is cut from a box of chex, and is older than I care to admit.  I don’t like reading the Chex boxes that claim they have the “Original” recipe, but […]

Fantastic Fudge For the Holidays

I really do make a mean batch of fudge.  It is my claim to fame.  Don’t ask me to make pie crusts.  I don’t care how “fool proof” the recipe is, I can’t make them.  I am not afraid to tackle fudge.  It really is easy, and I am going to share my recipe with […]

Beef Wellington

We are in December.  It feels like May outside; However, I am not fooled.  It is time to think about what to serve for our Christmas Dinner.  I had planned on a Rib Roast, Shrimp Cocktail, Oven Fried Potatoes, Spinich Salad, and desserts.  Then along comes a recipe for Beef Wellington and I am tempted to […]

Make Mine Mexican

I don’t know if you are like the Butcher and I.  We don’t like to waste food.  The Butcher has had leftover turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes in a variety of ways.  We had open faced turkey sandwiches with gravy, mashed potatoes and dressing.  It was just about time to put the Thanksgiving turkey to bed […]

This and That

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone; However, we are still in the Thanksgiving mindset (we should be all year).  That said, I would like to let each and everyone of our customers know how very much we appreciate you.  You are the very reason we have a business.  We applaud you, and we are very thankful […]

How to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Jane Snow gave some great tips on cooking the bird for Thanksgiving.  In case you are not familiar with Jane, she was the former food editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, and is still one of the most respected “foodies” in the area.  You can go to and sign up to get her weekly […]

Sauerkraut, Blackeyed Peas, Mashed Potatoes

It doesn’t get much better than this.  I was born in Texas, so we don’t have sauerkraut without blackeyed peas and mashed potatoes.  The Butcher has been wanting sauerkraut so this past week I dutifully made him a healthy sized batch.  This ought to hold him until New Year’s Eve. Sauerkraut, Sherman Provision Style 3 pounds […]

Turkey Wraps

We need a light meal after a special church service tonight.  Don Bickley, one of our faithful customers, provided a real winner.  I have to confess, I have never cooked ground turkey before.  It smells delicious and I can’t wait to try it.  Without further ado, here is this Simply Delicious recipe. Turkey Wraps Ground […]

Stuffed Pepper Soup (Among Other Things)

I told you I would let you know what I did with the leftovers.  I did not want to leave you in suspense.  Also, on a night like this, you may not have anything better to do than read my blog so I thought I would blog while I had a captive audience.  The Butcher and […]

Peppers, Peppers Everywhere!

Last week when we were having such beautiful, sunny weather, (why does this seem like a fairy tale when I am looking out my window, seeing the rain, and hearing the wind howling?) the Butcher and I were heading home after work to rake the leaves.  I knew I had to make him a good […]