PaPa’s BBQ Ribs

Last night we went to Summerfest in Milwaukee to see Ed Sheeran. I haven’t been to Summerfest in 30 years. It was a great concert. But we didn’t want to drive all the way back to Chicago after spending the whole day there, so we made arrangements to stay at my big brother’s house in […]

Simple Cabbage Soup

My Simple Cabbage Soup is so easy to make. It’s a great dinner with a slice of warm Honey Cornmeal Bread, especially on a cold Chicago night. I love the flavor combination and always make enough for leftovers. I use as many  fresh ingredients in my cooking as I can and this soup is packed […]

Sweet Pineapple Preserves

I love pineapples. I buy them all the time. If you come over to my home you will see a pineapple on top of my fridge, just sitting there waiting to be eaten. Usually I just cut them up and eat them. I decided to try and make a jelly or fruit preserve from pineapple […]

Two Cheese Lasagna

  Lasagna. This is one of my families favorite meals. Served right from the oven with a nice loaf of homemade bread or as leftovers with some toasted garlic bread and a glass of red wine. You can never go wrong with lasagna. I still remember the first time I had lasagna. My sister and […]

Fresh Spicy Marinara Sauce

Today I made Fresh Spicy Marinara Sauce from scratch. I found some beautiful plum tomatoes on sale for 59 cents a pound and could not resist them. I bought twenty one pounds. I should have bought more. This is what twenty one pounds of tomatoes look like. I decided I would make Fresh Spicy Marinara […]

Yum Yum Pecan Cookies

Here I go with another cookie recipe. I love these cookies. They are crunchy and melt in your mouth at the same time. I much prefer a crunchy cookie over a soft one and this has to be one of my favorite cookie recipes. Yum Yum Pecan Cookies are really just another version of my […]

Lynnie’s Mac and Cheese

Who can resist some good old fashion macaroni and cheese. As a kid I would come home from school at lunchtime and make a box of Kraft mac and cheese for me and my little brother. My mother always made sure there were a few boxes in the cupboard for us. She was a good […]