Jerri’s Corn & Sausage Casserole (Using Up Easter Eggs:2)

Consider a casserole that has no noodles, tater tots, tuna or mushroom soup.  A casserole that helps you get rid of those colorful Easter eggs in the refrigerator.  A casserole that tastes good, is inexpensive and easy to put together.  If the idea intrigues you, try Jerri’s Corn and Sausage Casserole. Jerri has been making…
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Thousand Island Dressing (Using Up Easter Eggs:1)

When I was a student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, university administrators still believed in cultivating the palates as well as the minds of their  charges.  Talented chefs worked with dietitians to design menus that were nutritious and interesting, and teams of skilled cooks turned the plans into gourmet dinners. Actually, this was…
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No-Knead Bread

Sometimes we are just plain lucky.  If my first loaf of no-knead bread had turned out like the second, I would not be sharing this recipe.  The story starts about three years ago when I happened on a recipe for a bread that was baked in a closed casserole to give the resulting loaf a…
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Ham And Lentil Soup

Lentils have been saddled with a bum rap.  Even before the King James Bible told us that Esau sold his birthright for a “pottage of lentiles” (lentil soup), people have been using the story as an example of selling something of great value for little or nothing. Lentils do not deserve this.  The story does…
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Roasting Vegetables

My mother did a great job of cooking potatoes.  Boiled, baked, mashed, scalloped, fried–they were all cooked expertly and ended up delicious.  But when it came to other vegetables, she adhered to the old country housewife policy of cooking them until they gave up and screamed for mercy. Maybe that’s why I still like green…
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