Stovetop Baked Beans & Bean and Hot Dog Cups

Today’s delicious dish – Stovetop Baked Beans   Authentic baked beans are a wonderful New England staple side dish.  They go well with a variety of foods and are great hot or cold.  However, but they take more time than you might think, and some people believe you need a special bean pot to make them…… Continue reading Stovetop Baked Beans & Bean and Hot Dog Cups

Citrus Bundt Cake & Orange Trifle

Today’s delicious dish – Citrus Bundt Cake   Sometimes I want to make a layer cake with fabulous frosting and maybe even a filling.  But sometimes I want to make something easier.  Bundt cakes are great non-fussy cakes.  The central tube and the fluted or decorated inside of the pan produce a nice-looking cake with lots…… Continue reading Citrus Bundt Cake & Orange Trifle

Deviled Eggs & Deviled Potato Salad

Today’s delicious dish – Deviled Eggs   When I was growing up, we only had deviled eggs after Easter.  We usually made 3 dozen hard-boiled eggs to decorate for Easter (5 kids in the family), and although we ate them plain and also made egg salad, at some point we had to get serious about getting…… Continue reading Deviled Eggs & Deviled Potato Salad

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad & Watermelon Cooler

Today’s delicious dish – Watermelon and Cucumber Salad   Watermelon is the taste of summer, as far as I am concerned.  I love it; however, no one else in my family will eat it.  So, when I buy a watermelon, I am committing to eating the entire thing by myself, unless I invite some people over…… Continue reading Watermelon and Cucumber Salad & Watermelon Cooler

Oven BBQ Chicken Breasts & BBQ Chicken Casserole

Today’s delicious dish – Oven BBQ Chicken Breasts   Don’t you just love barbecued chicken?  It is tantalizingly savory and sweet, and when done right it is also tender and maybe even drippingly delicious.  Makes me want to lick my fingers!  I’ve written already about my fear of grills, so I won’t repeat that story.  I…… Continue reading Oven BBQ Chicken Breasts & BBQ Chicken Casserole

Honey Wheat Crescent Rolls & Honey Wheat Sticky Buns

Today’s delicious dish – Honey Wheat Crescent Rolls   I’ve written elsewhere in this blog about my great love for homemade breads (see Potato and Herb Rolls).  Here is a recipe for a fancier dinner roll with subtle flavor.  Any time I serve these rolls to company, in addition to raves about the nice slightly-sweet and…… Continue reading Honey Wheat Crescent Rolls & Honey Wheat Sticky Buns

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad & Black Bean-Quinoa Dip

Today’s delicious dish – Black Bean and Quinoa Salad   Black beans, also known as turtle beans, are a great staple food.  I’ve always got a can or two in my pantry.  Like most beans, they are high in flavonoids, fiber, and protein, and are low on the glycemic index.  The nutritional difference between canned and…… Continue reading Black Bean and Quinoa Salad & Black Bean-Quinoa Dip