• Spinach & Beef Spaghetti Pie

    The garden has started producing again and my first spinach salad harvested from our garden plot just made my soul and my stomach happy. 
    It looks like it will be a gangbuster season for spinach, so I decided to look at recipes that I could sneak a little – ok maybe a lot of spinach or Swiss chard – into.  The Farmer and the Mini Me like cooked spinach with lots of butter and a generous sprinkle of apple cider vinegar. I like it best in salads with hard boiled eggs, French dressing and a generous sprinkle of crushed ...

  • Pigs in a Blanket


    1 package of eight hot dogs
    8 slices of American cheese
    8 slices of bread
    butter (softened for spreading)


    First spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread and place it buttered side down on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
    Now place one slice of cheese on each piece of bread.
    Now place a hot dog on each slice of bread.
    Pull each side of the bread up and secure it with a toothpick.
    Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
    Let them cool for a few minutes and ...

  • Mexican Stuffed Peppers

    When I was engaged to the Farmer Boy I lived in a tiny apartment over a stairway just a block from my job selling advertising in a farm newspaper. It had three rooms.  A kitchen with a stove that barely fit a cake pan, a bathroom where I could stand at the sink and flush the toilet or start the shower and one all-purpose room.  I slept in my all purpose room, but it had a closet that I could stand in and do a full circle without touching a wall.
    I loved that I could ...

  • Easy Baked Beans with Bacon


    4 (15 oz.) cans of pork and beans
    1/2 cup of brown sugar
    8 strips of bacon


    First drain the 4 cans of beans.
    Then pour the drained beans into an 8"x 8" baking dish and top it with a 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
    Cut up the 8 slices of bacon and put them on the top of the beans.
    Now bake the casserole in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

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