Category: Pasta


(Includes how to make a sandwich wrap) Last weekend Merri Ann and I went hiking with our 9-year old granddaughter, Anna.  It was delightful.  Anna and Merri Ann took pictures […]

A Lunch for a Mountain Hike


New Twists on a Familiar Theme -Alice Osborne The familiar theme? Salads served up in a salad bowl. The new twist? Layered, sog-free salad in a canning jar! This isn’t […]

Mason Jar Salads




Dennis Weaver With the exception of the picture of the Tetons, the landscape images were taken in Eastern Idaho by Debbie Frantzen. This is our favorite time of year for […]

How to Have Great Picnics in the Fall



Still got Zucchini? Make a Chocolate Zucchini Cake In this post, you will find recipes for a pound cake made in a loaf, a bundt cake, and layer cake. You’ll […]

Zucchini Chocolate Cake





We love to feed people in our store!  We love food and we love people. A while back we served breakfast calzones in the store.  We bought five dozen eggs, […]

How To Make Breakfast Calzones



Dinner is a challenge. It’s not that we don’t know how to cook but after a long day at work and with a dozen things to do at home, it […]

Four Steps to Easy Dinners


Veggie Flatbreads from http://PreparedPantry.com
Discovering the Foods of the Twin Cities: Margherita Flatbread I’m writing this from Minnesota. It’s a beautiful day, not too hot, plenty of sun, and a mere rustle of a breeze. […]

How to Make Fresh Veggie Flatbread Pizzas



You can use that turkey in a main dish, a salad, a soup, and sandwich. Once you decide what you what to do with your turkey, pull out a recipe […]

Ways to Use That Turkey


This is a simple pasta dish made with summer squash, basil, and mushrooms.  The sauce is made easy with a can of chicken soup—though no one would ever guess that […]

Chicken Primavera with Summer Squash



This is our favorite pasta salad. With chicken and vermicelli, it is substantial enough for a main dish and has a very nice mixture of subtle flavors with a little […]

Oriental Chicken Pasta Salad


If you have leftover chicken or turkey this is a very quick and easy way to enjoy chicken soup. If you don’t have leftover chicken, sauté a breast and you’re […]

Turkey Soup



We absolutely love Sweet Hungarian Paprika so this recipe was an easy choice for dinner.  It makes a fabulous chicken dish. Hungarian paprika chicken is a classic dish usually made […]

Hungarian Paprika Chicken




  Again homemade is better. This takes a little time but it’s worth it. This sauce works on pizza or pasta and with a little change in seasonings and by […]

Make your Own Pizza or Pasta Sauce




1 pizza crust mix or recipe made per directions 1/2 cup Smoky Garlic Mozzerella Dip 2 medium red potatoes, very thinly sliced 1/3 cup sliced olives 1 tomato, thinly sliced […]

Smoky Garlic Veggie Pizza


  Again homemade is better. This takes a little time but it’s worth it. This sauce works on pizza or pasta and with a little change in seasonings and by […]

Make your Own Pizza or Pasta Sauce