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perfecty crisp bacon
Main Dish

How to Make Perfect Bacon the Fast and Easy Way


Perfect bacon. For most of us, it’s a strip (or three!) with breakfast, an adornment to a cheeseburger or best supporting actor in a BLT. It falls in the category of what I call “naughty food” but since it’s so stinkin’ good, shouldn’t we learn to make it the evenly-crispy-but-not-too-crisp […]

Main Dish

Oven Baked Steak with Brown Gravy


Just like Grandma used to make. Wait, what am I saying? I AM the Grandma! I invited one set of our six gorgeous grandkids for dinner and card playing this week. Christmas vacation is almost over and next week, the oldest heads back to college and the other two are […]

comfort food in a hurry
Main Dish

Mmm, Mmm! GB’s Go-to Meatloaf Dinner!


Hurry, hurry, we’re soooo hungry!! Comfort food doesn’t need to take all day! Here’s a quick and satisfying dinner for four that’s full of old-fashioned flavor and ready in 30 minutes or less! I’ve been a working girl all my life and I’ve learned lots of shortcuts! Think it takes […]

Cakes, Desserts

Chocolate, Coconut, “Almond Enjoy” Poke Cake


This whole Poke Cake thing is driving me crazy! So many possibilities! Our grandson Mitch just completed his third semester of college and is HOME FOR A WHOLE MONTH! Christmas break! We’re so excited to have him back we’re dancing! It’s crazy. You see, our whole family lives in the […]

Lunch, Sandwiches

Do-Ahead Busy Day Oven Bunwiches


Fasten Your Seatbelt! “The Holidays” are Upon Us! It’s the hap-hap-happiest time of the year, right? So why are we all so exhausted? And why is everyone so hungry? Wouldn’t it be great to pull a rabbit out of your hat about now? How about if you could pull a […]


Festive Cheese Ring. A Wonderful Throwback Recipe


Ah the 70’s. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.   I shudder when I see anything from the 70’s trying to sneak back into the mainstream. The fashions were ghastly. Leisure suits? Nehru jackets, polyester everything. Ick. Mediterranean furniture, avocado and harvest gold appliances, […]