hamburger buns

Tonight it's burgers for supper.  And, that means homemade hamburger buns. Wonderful, and so easy 1 cup warm water 1 egg 2 Tablespoons butter 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons active dry yeast Dissolve the yeast & 1 Tablespoon of the sugar in 1/3 of the warm water. … Continue reading hamburger buns

cabbage burgers today

Kraut Runza We've been making these forever. In Colorado's German-Russian communities they're known as Cabbage Pockets, Beroks, Cabbage Buns or Krautburgers. In California they appear on bakery menus as Bierocks. My husband's family, who immigrated to eastern Colorado from near Frank, Russia at the turn of the last century calls them Kraut Runza. It helps if you hold … Continue reading cabbage burgers today

turkey tetrazzini

Last of the turkey last night! So.o.o good. Wholesome and tasty. So.o.o simple. No prep time— just turn on the oven, fix a salad, pour a glass of wine and enjoy. I've been meaning to share this recipe with you since before Christmas...but you know how that's gone. One thing I can tell you, we've … Continue reading turkey tetrazzini

peppers and pork

Early October brings our harvest to a close. This summer we've enjoyed lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and... Yellow Banana Peppers. Lots of 'em.  The days have remained very warm, right up until this week...mostly high 90's and even a few triple digits...so I've been able to fill the freezer with these beauties for use over the … Continue reading peppers and pork

meat balls

  "The key to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources". _Albert Einstein About 15 minutes before dinner Saturday night D said, "I know what I want to eat tonight." "Okay. What?" "Spaghetti and meat balls." Now you might think "not gonna happen." But the truth is this favorite is very doable in 30 minutes. … Continue reading meat balls

taco bowls

Saturday Night Fast Food I found this cool idea in cyberspace awhile back and thought it would be great for holding our quick and easy taco salad. Last night was one of those "what do you want to eat? I've run out of ideas" nights.  Then I remembered these. Here's what I came up with: … Continue reading taco bowls

tri-tip Nana style

Before we moved to Central California I'd never heard of a Tri-Tip. Apparently I'm not alone. My friends from the East Coast look at me dumb-founded when I tell them we'll be having Tri-Tip for dinner.  If you're one of those poor souls who have never had the pleasure...HERE is what Wikipedia has to say … Continue reading tri-tip Nana style