Fried Liver (Oh Yes, I did…)

My kiddos are really good eaters. I know I’m fortunate. But really, I never expected to get away with this meal. I had two boxes of mac and cheese on stand-by in case of revolt. First, an explanation. I know that liver is really, really good for you (don’t we all?), but I’ve never eaten [...]

Cucumber Salad

I really struggle in the winter to come up with something fresh to serve as a salad. Those tasty baby greens get kind of pricey in January, and I can only serve so much spinach salad. This cucumber salad was something new and tasty for our dinner table, and we all loved it. I used [...]

Whole Wheat Cornbread

It seems like every culture has their own special dishes that they eat on New Year’s Day to ensure a prosperous year. I grew up in the south, and there we eat a dish called hoppin’ john, with collard greens, and of course, cornbread. This whole wheat version isn’t the authentic southern variety, with lots [...]

Pizza Rice Casserole

If the day-before-Thanksgiving in your house looks anything like the day-before-Thanksgiving in our house, you probably haven’t put much thought into what’s for dinner tonight. Probably, you’re thinking you’ll order a pizza, or make a trip to the closest taco cart. May I make a suggestion? The Sweetie Pie and the Sweet Pea made this [...]

Spicy Split Pea Soup

This soup, like most of the recipes I’ve tried from More with Less, did not blow me away with its unexpectedly, fabulous taste. Nor did it intrigue me with its revolutionary process. But it was economical, and it got dinner on the table on time, and everyone ate it without too much complaint. Friends, in [...]