Potato salad is one of my favorites (especially with baked beans!). I had some cooked lentils on hand when I was making this and decided to experiment. The result was great! And lentils are so good for you — they have the 3rd highest protein content of any legume or nut and are also high in iron, folate, fiber and Vitamin B1. In addition, they store well and cook fast compared to other legumes. Go lentils! –Mellyn
These are some of the easiest and tastiest scalloped potatoes ever!
Adapted from a recipe I found in a cooking magazine years ago, my family never fails to devour these! –Mellyn
Freeze Dried Asparagus. I have tried many ways to hydrate and serve to my family. This recipe is by far the best! Actually, this recipe is good enough to make it to my final 19! Continue reading
Hot chocolate and a sweet bread are among my favorite “treats” for breakfast. These pretty little twists bake up quickly in the morning because you can put the dough in the refrigerator overnight! –Mellyn
As you’ve learned from several of my previous posts — I HATE to roll out pie crust! As a result, this crust that presses right into the pan is one of my favorites! –Mellyn Continue reading
The spices added to these potatoes really makes a difference. No more standard potatoes every single day! Continue reading
This meal is full of chicken, beans and potatoes, but honestly I have mad it several times without the chicken and it is still good, filling and even easier on my budget. Continue reading
Warm and yummy!
This bread is full of whole wheat flour AND sweet potatoes. This is extraordinary french bread. Continue reading
From Vivian E.
This sweet, creamy soup was a total surprise to me the first time I tried it! It’s delicious served as a soup, but it’s also tasty over rice. –Mellyn Continue reading
This hearty skillet dinner is easy to cook up, tasty and satisying. Of course, our family eats it with ketchup! –Mellyn Continue reading
A friend gave me this recipe years ago. It’s still our favorite chili — mildly spicy with just a hint of sweet. My husband likes to dress it up with tobasco sauce. –Mellyn Continue reading
I remember my great grandmother making this squash recipe at a large family gathering. I think it was the first time I tasted zucchini and liked it! Since then, I’ve developed quite an appetite for this prolific vegetable, and it’s on our table year round! We don’t use a lot of Velveeta at our house, but it stores reasonably well (for about 6 months at a time) and provides some variety when my kids get tired of the same veggies. –Mellyn Continue reading
–From Robin T.
This is one of the first meals our family ate at Robin’s house. She served it with mashed potatoes and toasted Italian bread. I think we all had seconds! –Mellyn Continue reading
I love making muffins on a cold morning. These warm up my kitchen and little tummies nicely. But getting out of bed extra early to prep them when my bed is so warm is not easy. I make them the night before instead. I follow all directions, pour the batter in the paper liners and everything. BUT I DO NOT BAKE! Instead I cover my metal baking pan with press and seal wrap and place it in the freezer. In the morning I pull out the muffins and set them on top of my oven while I preheat it. Then I bake! They taste fresh and warm. Occasionally a recipe needs an extra 2 minutes or so, but just test for doneness before removing from the oven. Continue reading
Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff
A friend shared this awesome crockpot pork roast recipe (see link above). We liked it so much, we had to find a way to make it food storageable. Drum roll, please…If you’re short on time or pork roast, you can now get the same tasty sauce in a skillet meal that cooks up in minutes. –Mellyn Continue reading
My family doesn’t really like me to mess with their homemade pizza, so it was with a little trepidation that I placed this new version on the table. I’m happy to report that all of my fears were unfounded! They gobbled it up and came back for seconds!
Our family loves soup, and one of our favorite ways to eat it is in bread bowls. No rocket science here — I just took our favorite white bread and added Parmesan cheese. (Robin gave me that idea since she makes yummy bread bowls with Parmesan in them!) It makes more than a traditional single-loaf recipe, which is perfect for my family who loves to use them as bowls, rolls, buns or whatever else they can think of. –Mellyn
This sauce is jam packed with protein and flavor. The ingredients are so basic that it is easy to always have the things I need on hand to make a quick and delicious meal. Continue reading