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Buffalo chicken dip
Appetizers

Buffalo Chicken Dip

A friend made buffalo chicken dip for happy hour at an RV park, and that made everyone who tasted it really happy. If you like buffalo wings, you’ll love this.  Thanks to Judy Lyle for this crowd pleaser.  It’s easy to make with just six ingredients. You can heat it […]

Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies
Breakfast

Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

Prepare these cookies and store them in the refrigerator. When you don’t have time for a bowl of oatmeal, heat a cookie in the microwave for thirty seconds.  You’ve got a tasty breakfast-to-go.   Most of the time, I make these cookies at home before an RV trip.  It’s possible […]

Salmon over Cannellini Beans and Spinach
Entrees

Wichita Salmon

I suppose this dish could be called Salmon over Cannellini Beans and Spinach or something a bit more descriptive, but I’ve always called it Wichita Salmon. Years ago on an RV trip through Kansas, we ate at a restaurant in Wichita whose name I long ago forgot. After I raved […]

Smoked Salmon Pate
Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Pate

My dear friend and neighbor, Bonnie Hildebrandt, gave me this tasty recipe for salmon pate. Like me, she modifies recipes to suit her taste. This is the result of our individual modifications. It’s a good use for leftover salmon, too.  This recipe requires a food processor. When I make it […]

West African Peanut Soup with Shrimp
Soups

West African Peanut Soup with Shrimp

Peanut butter and shrimp lovers will enjoy this tomato-based West African soup. Once when it was my turn to host my book club, I looked for a recipe to set the tone for the novel set in Africa we would be discussing.  I came across a West African Peanut Soup recipe […]

Smoked Salmon Hash
Breakfast

Smoked Salmon Hash

Smoked salmon hash has a delightful combination of smoked salmon, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, horseradish, mustard, and a few other ingredients. It’s great served alone or with fruit or scrambled eggs. (Thanks to Dwayne Dickerson for this recipe!) Smoked salmon from the Honey Smoked Fish Company is one of my favorite […]

Nacho Everyday Eggs, also called Migas
Breakfast

Nacho Everyday eggs

Migas, mis amigas,* is a Mexican dish that uses corn tortillas fried in oil, eggs, cheese, salsa and whatever else sounds good, like onions, jalapeños, green chiles, chorizo or cilantro. Nacho Everyday Eggs is my shortcut using ready-made tortilla chips.  When I’m making breakfast for one, I call it good […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Nut Clusters
Desserts

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and Nut Clusters

Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of my favorite desserts for three reasons. First, they are easy to make, even in the tiniest one-butt kitchen. Second, they are delicious. Finally, think of all the health benefits — antioxidants, vitamins, and other good stuff — of dark chocolate and strawberries.  Google “health benefits […]