Green Tomato Chutney

Whether we break down the garden in late August or late October, I find that it means lots of green tomatoes. Tasty as they are, one batch of fried green tomatoes is about our limit! For a while, what to do with the rest of those wonderful green tomatoes was a puzzle....

Jim’s Texas Chili

The tradition of chili on Halloween started with my parents when my sister and I were growing up. It is the perfect meal before or after (or both!) trick-or-treating on a cold October night. Made in the afternoon, the chili stays on the stove and can be reheated...

Neopolitan Pizza Crust

This pizza crust is crunchy with just a little chew and wonderfully versatile! It is a family affair when we make extra crusts and freeze them for easy weeknight meals. Kids love the dough toss step and this has even been a popular birthday party activity! From a...

Cheese Puffs

A family favorite, these cheese puffs are on the appetizer table at every holiday gathering in our house. They are easy to make and even easier to eat! They can be made ahead and frozen in larger batches so you can keep them coming. From frozen, heat at 375° for 8 to...

Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Sometimes there is nothing that can soothe your soul like a hot dish of homemade macaroni and cheese. It’s not surprising that people have come up with thousands of variations on this popular dish. (Certainly, there is room for all kinds of delicious mac and...

Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce

This is a favorite weeknight meal at our house! If you already have Jim’s Italian Sausage and Sicilian Tomato Sauce on hand, it is quite easy to put together and goes a long way (two nights for us). You can certainly get a very tasty result with your favorite...