Thursday, March 30, 2017

Home-Style Thousand Island Dressing

Sure you can buy it everywhere, but why not try making your own, fresh dressing once in a while.

Home-Style Thousand Island Dressing

½ Cup-olive oil
Tablespoons-lemon juice
Tablespoons-orange juice
teaspoon minced onion
¼ teaspoon-salt
¼ teaspoon-paprika
teaspoon-Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon-yellow mustard
teaspoon-chopped parsley

Place all the above ingredients in a pint fruit jar with lid and shake vigorously until the dressing is well mixed and creamy. Pour over tomatoes, asparagus, peas, beans, spinach or lettuce. Serve as a salad.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

2 firm, good-sized tomatoes
Tablespoonsbread crumbs
Tablespoons-left-over cooked vegetables (peas, beans, celery or corn)
Tablespoon-chopped cooked ham or cooked bacon
1/8 teaspoon-paprika
1 egg
teaspoon -melted butter
½ teaspoon-salt

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and cut a slice one inch in diameter from the blossom end, reserving it for future use. Carefully scoop out the pulp, being careful to leave the shell firm. To the tomato pulp, add bread crumbs, left-over vegetables, chopped meat, egg, melted butter, salt and paprika. Cook the mixture four minutes over medium-high heat. Fill the shells with the cooked mixture. Put the slices back on the tomatoes. Place in a small pan and bake 20 minutes.

Thursday, March 16, 2017



8 medium potatoes
1 large onion, sliced
2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash
dash of salt
about a cup of evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
Peel and boil potatoes with onion, spices and salt; press all through a colander; then thin it with milk and add a lump of butter, more seasoning, if necessary; bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Serve immediately.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Simple Apple Sauce

Simple Apple Sauce

4 apples, Granny Smith
1/3 Cup-water

1 Tablespoon - light brown sugar
½ teaspoon-cinnamon

Wash and core the apples. Add water and cook slowly in a covered pan until tender. Remove cover, add the sugar and cook two minutes. Sprinkle cinnamon on the top.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ham Salad

(serves 4)


½ Cup-chopped ham
Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
Tablespoon-chopped green olives with pimentos
Tablespoons -Miracle Whip salad dressing

Mix all ingredients and chill at least 2 hours before serving.  Spread evenly over toasted bread slices.  

You can substitute tuna or chicken for the ham.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Creamed Tuna on Toast

Creamed Tuna on Toast
(serves 2)


¼ teaspoon-salt
1 Tablespoon diced pimento
3 slices of bread, toasted and sliced length-wise
½ Cup-tuna, shredded

Melt the butter, add the flour, salt and pimento. Mix well. Gradually pour in the milk. Allow the mixture to boil one minute. Stir constantly. Add the tuna, cook one minute and pour over toasted bread.