Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook · cooking-through challenge · Dressings

The perfect salad topper – It’s as simple as French Dressing!

Last week, for the cooking-through challenge, I shared Betty's version of the basic green salad. Of course every salad needs a dressing and as I was looking through this section of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook (my book for the challenge), I thought, why not try the recipe on page 335 for French Dressing.  Typically,… Continue reading The perfect salad topper – It’s as simple as French Dressing!

Coffee Chat · Random

A really quick coffee chat & tortes from Salzburg

Hello my friends... I know I haven't shared anything yet this week.  Well... I had a quick visit with family from the U.S. & we were in Austria.  Salzburg to be exact.  My favorite city in all of Europe.  We headed down to Salzburg over the weekend to meet up with my cousin.  Had a… Continue reading A really quick coffee chat & tortes from Salzburg

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook · cooking-through challenge · salads

Basic Green Salad – “There can always be a salad!”

As I am cooking my way through the "Salads" category this month, I thought why not go back to the basics.  Today I am preparing a  green salad just as Betty Crocker suggests.  Although she states, "There can always be a salad", meaning just by glancing in your refrigerator, cupboard, or garden, will convince you… Continue reading Basic Green Salad – “There can always be a salad!”

Dinners · Recipes

A new casserole idea- asparagus, turkey, bacon & hollandaise sauce

We are well into our asparagus season here as you may know, if you read my "Not your mothers asparagus" post.  I love finding new ways to cook  seasonal vegetables other than serving them as a steamed or sautéed side dish, not that there is anything wrong with those. I do have to give my… Continue reading A new casserole idea- asparagus, turkey, bacon & hollandaise sauce

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook · cooking-through challenge · Recipes · salads

My first recipe in the Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge! (Fancy Chicken Salad)

I am thrilled to share my first recipe in Mary's Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge!  If you aren't quite sure what I am talking about, you can read all about it here.  Basically, she choose's a category each month and we have to cook or bake recipes from that category for the entire month.  The amount we… Continue reading My first recipe in the Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge! (Fancy Chicken Salad)

Coffee Chat

Coffee Chat – a 3 month experiment as a “fifties” type housewife

Another coffee chat so soon?  Yes.  Sit down and let me pour you a cup of coffee, I have some gossip for you! As you may know, beginning in a few days I will be participating in a "cook-through" challenge where I pick a cookbook and every month pick recipes from the designated category to… Continue reading Coffee Chat – a 3 month experiment as a “fifties” type housewife