The Dishes


Seven Layer Salad Recipe

This Salad is colorful and oh so delicious!

I think there are thousands of versions of the “Seven Layer Salad” Recipe out there. This is my version and I make it quite often.

I believe the Seven Layer Salad, originated in the South and of course had Seven Layers, one of which was Peas.


Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup With Ham

I couldn’t decide whether to make Cream of Broccoli Soup or Beer Cheese Soup so I made Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup with Ham. Sort of a combination of both!

I had some beautiful Broccoli and I wanted to feature it in my Soup next to the Ham.


Lemon Glazed Butterhorns Recipe

These little Butterhorns are great to make for a brunch, dessert or for your Holiday buffet table.

One surprising ingredient is Cottage Cheese. I was looking through some old cookbooks and I found a community cookbook from St Paul, Minnesota published in 1977.


Hawaiian Ham Balls Recipe

Have you ever used Ham to make meatballs? These little Hawaiian Ham Balls are delicious.

If you have leftover Ham, this is a good recipe to use it in. You don’t need a meat grinder to create Ground Ham. You can put the Ham in a blender or food processor.


Sloppy Joe Recipe

Good old Sloppy Joes!

I probably have made 100’s of versions of the good old Sloppy Joe. Sometimes using whatever was in the pantry or refrigerator at the time or even making a somewhat gourmet Sloppy Joe.

Sloppy Joes are served in Church basements for functions, school cafeterias and at many gatherings.


Beef Merlot Over Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes


Getting moist tender Beef can be tricky. The key to cooking it is “low and slow”!

In this dish, the flavor of Merlot really enhances the Beef and creates a great base note for our Tomato Sauce. if you have any leftover Wine from the evening before, this is a good way to use it, since Wine usually only keeps for 3 days.