Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

RECIPES – Sides

Corn Dog Muffins

My first job after graduating high school was working in the Sears shoe department at the mall. It was not the most glamorous of professions, standing around for 9 hours but it paid. Occasionally for breakfast I would stop by Cinnabon for a mini roll […]

Sausage and Peas Pasta

This is a nice simple 30-minute dish. I was in the mood for something saucy using left over pasta, peas and some Italian sausage. I made a rue using butter, flour and milk but never used it. The sausage dish looked so yummy without it. […]

Curried Turkey Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts

Curry is commonly eaten throughout Asia and the Middle East. The term curry refers to delicacies that are seasoned with black pepper, coriander, curry leaves, ginger, cumin, chili powder, mustard seeds, salt, lemongrass, ginger, five spice powder, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and other pungent spices and […]

Ham Stir-Fried Rice with Peas

My mom’s ham fried rice was one of my favorite dishes. I routinely requested it for my birthday dinner. In my home growing up we ate it as a main dish. Today we serve ham fried rice in smaller portions along side fish, shrimp or […]

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is the long time side kick to turkey but the time has come for this tart delectable side dish to branch out.Use this version of cranberry sauce in quesadillas, on top of pancakes, in sandwiches and with pork or chicken. This recipe is […]

Orange and Apple Cranberry Relish

A couple of years ago our oldest son went nuts over cranberry relish. Shocker. In the past my mother-n-law used the cranberry sauce recipe on the back of the Ocean Spray cranberry bag of cranberries. This year I took on the task of cooking and […]

Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pecans

Wild rice pilaf evokes fall with the warmth of the pecans and mushrooms reminiscent of homemade Thanksgiving stuffing. I love the added protein from the garbanzo beans. They lend a chewy filler without the fat and extra calories associated with sausage. I like to boil […]

Cauliflower Fritter with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I love crab cakes and tuna cakes even apple fritters but I have never heard of cauliflower fritters before. Zucchini yes. Cauliflower no. Sadly I was not that thrilled with the results. The fritters were in much need of flavor. So I thought and thought […]

Cheesey Veggie and Pasta Bake

I have had the hardest time getting the littlest child, he is two, to consume fruits and vegetables. He is a steak and potatoes guy through and through, always has been. Yes I have succumb to hiding vegetables again because if he sees anything that […]

Cape Cod Timbales

Timbales are a custard like dish from as far back as the 18th century. They are an egg-cellent source of protein. Add meat and vegetables for added vitamins to round off a complete meal. Source: Parents 4 eggs 1 cup peas, cooked 1 cup cooked […]