Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

This recipe has become quite a favorite! A wonderful bowl of comfort, and easy to make. Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds) 2 Tablespoons (roughly) vegetable oil; olive oil is great 1/4 to 1/3 stick of butter 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 large leek (optional), cleaned and roughly chopped (cut off tough … Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

Margaret’s Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Awesomely buttery, not overly sweet, and highly addictive! I invented these buttery bars in the 80’s when I was looking for a recipe that was a cross between oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip.  The Toll House chocolate chip recipe made yummy, buttery really sweet cookies, but I also love oatmeal, but couldn’t find the perfect … Continue reading Margaret’s Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Sunset’s Western Meal-in-One Casserole

A relic from 1967!   OK, I have been wanting to bring this recipe back and share with everyone for a long time.  My mother got this book, "The Sunset Ground Beef Cook Book", and tried a few recipes  - there are quite a few very good ones - but this became a family favorite … Continue reading Sunset’s Western Meal-in-One Casserole

Margaret’s Deconstructed Banana Pudding

A southern favorite, deconstructed! To celebrate Mom's 95th Birthday! Banana Pudding is a staple dessert in the South.  It is my Mom’s favorite choice for her birthday.  And at potluck family reunions in the South, you will find at least one or several.   So yummy and so overly sweet.  Picture: vanilla pudding with layers of … Continue reading Margaret’s Deconstructed Banana Pudding