August 8th, 2017

Potato Pie

3 pounds of mashed potatoes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups cheese (your favorite will do)
1 pie crust for the bottom only
1 package of frozen broccoli drained and dried a little

Bake the pie crust for 10 mins in a 425-degree oven

Mix the potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 1 1/2 cup of cheese
together until well mixed. Fold in the broccoli put in the pie crust and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 mins at 350 until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

August 8th, 2017

Pickled Salad


1 can of wax beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of French-style green beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of small sweet corn kernels (drained and rinsed)
1 red pepper (cut into slivers)
1 red onion (sliced into very thin rings)


2/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of olive oil
2/3 cup of cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of salt
teaspoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of parsley

1) Place all of the vegetables in a stainless steel or glass bowl.

2) Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a saucepan.

3) Bring the ingredients just to a boil.

4) Pour the mix immediately over the vegetables in bowl.

5) Thoroughly stir to mix the dressing with the ingredients.

6) Transfer the mix to a non-plastic serving dish with a lid.

7) Chill the salad well for at least two hours before serving.

August 8th, 2017

Okra Fry

500 grams okra
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 cup grated coconut
Coriander leaves
Salt (to taste)
Sugar (to taste)

1) Chop up the okra into 2 to 3 pieces.

2) Heat cup of vegetable oil.

3) Add the fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.

4) Cook the ingredients over low heat. When you start to hear the seeds crackle, add the chopped okra and grated coconut.

5) Next, add salt and a pinch of sugar.

6) Make sure to sprinkle a few drops of water from time to time.

7) When the okra becomes soft, add in the chopped coriander leaves.

August 8th, 2017

Balsamic Veggies

1 summer squash
1 zucchini
1 small onion
2 carrots
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp diced garlic
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut up summer squash, zucchini, onion, carrots and broccoli.
  2. Melt butter in frying pan and add vegetables, garlic, balsamic vineger, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook until tender.
  4. Uncover and turn up heat slightly to brown.

August 8th, 2017

Green Beans Caesar

3 tbsp. oil
3/4 cup 1/2-inch bread cubes
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. minced onion
1/4 tsp. salt
1 17-oz. can green beans
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In 2 tablespoons oil, lightly fry the bread cubes until golden and crisp. Drain.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp. oil, vinegar, onion, and salt. Pour over drained green beans in skillet and stir until hot.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and bread cubes.

August 8th, 2017

Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

1 large package of frozen black-eyed peas
1 large package of frozen chopped collard greens (or large bunch of freshly chopped greens)
1/4 to 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce
4 to 6 cups of water
3 to 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke
Salt to taste
Tabasco sauce

1) Place the black-eyed peas and water into a large pot.

2) Bring the mixture to a boil.

3) Let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

4) Add chopped collard greens, garlic and seasonings (excluding the Tabasco sauce).

5) Simmer for at least 30 minutes (or until the peas are soft and the greens are cooked well). If necessary, you can add more water, as this dish does not overcook.

6) Spoon the final outcome into a bowl and top with Tabasco sauce.

August 8th, 2017

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash
2 to 3 apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 pat margarine
Dash nutmeg
Dash salt (optional)

1) Slice the acorn squash in half. Scrape out the seeds and the strings.

2) Place the squash face down in a casserole pan filled with 1/2 inch of water.

3) Sit the pan in a 350-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.

4) While the squash is steaming, peel and slice the apples.

5) Mix in the brown sugar.

6) Take the squash out of the oven, placing face up, and fill the cavities with the apple mixture.

7) Add a pat of margarine to each half and top with a shake or two of nutmeg.

8) Cover very lightly with foil.

9) Bake the dish until the apples and squash are soft and cooked. This takes approximately another 1/2 hour.

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