A friend gave me her recipe and I reduced it to feed 4 instead of an army and tweaked it to our tastes. This is a wonderful cold soup bursting with garden freshness in every bite. Adjust the ingredients to suit your tastes or to use the bounty in your garden. And it doesn’t heat up the kitchen on those hot summer days! Garnish with fresh parsley, chives, dollops of sour cream, and toast. Chill at least 1 hour; it is better the next day.
Naked Shrimp Dumplings in Dashi
We’re making dumplings without wrappers, which is why I’m calling these naked. I thought the slightly provocative name would work well as an appetizer for your Valentine’s Day menu–if you stay home and cook something from scratch, you increase your chances of getting lots of compliments. You can enjoy the dashi with so many things […]
February 7, 2020
Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew I
This hearty and delicious stew is perfect for the rainy days of fall. By adding more vegetables and using reduced-sodium beef broth I make this recipe extra healthy for my family. Increasing the amount of garlic also helps ward off any colds!
June 19, 2020
Rick's Spicy Beans and Ham
The great thing about beans are the endless variations. After years of experimenting, I’ve settled on this recipe, which is loaded with flavor. I like to put mine in the refrigerator overnight, then scrape the fat off the top before reheating. Serve with a good, crusty bread.
April 4, 2019