Red Beans and Rice

I am not ordinarily a big fan of beans, but THESE! I first had them when we visited New Orleans and I can’t get enough of them. It’s not necessary to cook them in a pressure cooker, I just do it this way because it’s so much quicker. You can follow the same recipe and put all the ingredients (except the sausage, rice, hot sauce and green onions) in a crock pot and cook it all day, too.

The Best Brownies

These are the best brownies you will ever eat and possibly one of the simplest recipes as well.  I make them with a fudge icing, which can be really tricky, but worth the effort if you are willing to give it a try. Everywhere I’ve ever taken these, they have been a huge hit.  These…

Baked Beef Heart

What do you think about Baked Beef Heart?  If you read my first page about Vintage Recipes, you might recall that I mentioned there were a few recipes that grossed me out.  I thought it might be fun to post one.  I promise, I have never even tried to do this recipe.  I just threw…

Rhubarb Marmalade

RHUBARB MARAMALADE 8 c. of rhubarb, chopped Juice of 1 Lemon and the zest 2 whole oranges ground up. (peeling and all) 1-1/2 c. crushed pineapple 1 c. maraschino cherries, ground up. 10 cups of sugar. Thoroughly wash rhubarb, lemon and oranges before using.  Put all the FRUIT into a large pot, cover with water and boil….

Bernie’s Rhubarb Pie

RHUBARB PIE There are quite a few ways to make Rhubarb Pie.  A lot of restaurants will offer a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, which is okay if a person is really craving rhubarb.  Rhubarb is a tart vegetable (I call it a vegetable because it grows on a stalk).  It needs some help in order to…

Sausage Rustica

Sausage Rustica used to be one of my favorite dishes at Olive Garden, but they don’t have it on the menu anymore.  The proper name is “Sausage and Pepper Rustica”,  but I shortened it.   So I tracked the recipe down on the internet, because I just had to have it.  However, I’m not a big fan…

French Silk Pie

If you want to knock their socks off this summer with your own special pie, consider giving this recipe a try.  I remember the first time I had French Silk pie and the amazing flavor and texture of it; so rich and so smooth. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was that made that…

Pepper Soup

Pepper soup is a beef based soup recipe that I made up years ago to help combat the cold and flu.  I have considered using chicken stock and chicken in the past just because Chicken Soup has a reputation for curative powers regarding the common cold, but I like the beef version so well.  I…

Staying Busy in 2017

Staying busy is not hard even after a person retires.  Apart from trying to build a website and commit recipes to the internet, I managed to stay rather busy.   During 2017 we have majorly remodeled our bathroom, hall and pantry, built a bird garden, planted a vegetable garden, canned tomatoes and corn.  We actually drove…