Category Archives: side dish

Rice Salad With Mandarin Oranges

Rice Salad from What We Eat– What We Eat isn’t primarily a cookbook.  There are only about half a dozen recipes.  Mostly it is a picture book about nutrition, foods from around the world, where food comes from, how it grows, and how different cultures eat.  It’s a good library book, I am not sure […]

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1973 Frugalities

From a 1974 Family Circle magazine article on frugal eating.  Yam chips and Pepper Slaw Yam chips:2 large yams, ice water to cover (.19)1 tablespoon salt2 cups vegetable oil reused for potatoes three times (.10) Peel yams and slice in paper thin, uniform rounds (I find a vegetable peeler makes the thinnest slices).Soak in several […]

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower SaladThis is from Sugar Bust for Life!, and this recipe was delicious. I like it better than potato salad.For 4 servings:1 bunch each:BroccoliCauliflower (?) Scallions, however many you like. Break into florets or dice as required (we didn’t have scallions and used green onions. Leeks would also be tasty) Combine with:1 1/2 […]

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Baked Butternut Squash with Cheese

  Butternut squash baked with tomatoes and cheese feeds six, comes from the Hollyhocks and Radishes cookbook: Ingredients:2 pounds butternut squash2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons oilsalt and pepper to taste8-10 green peppers, sliced4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped (I would just use canned)1/2 teaspoon thyme1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese Preheat your oven to 325 (actually, […]

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Poor Man’s ‘Asparagas’

I haven’t tried this, but I am cleaning out some old cooking magazines, and this looked interesting: Cauliflower leavesboiling salt watersalt and pepper to tastebutter or cheese sauce Cook the leaves in salt water until tender, then drain.  Salt and bepper to taste, dot with butter or top with cheese sauce.  Serve hot. Share this […]

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Pretzel Salad

Pretzel Salad I don’t know why this is called a ‘salad.’ It’s really so sweet that one of the Progeny has requested it instead of birthday cake.  It’s not very healthy at all.   It’s a little complicated in that it takes several steps, but you can make the layers on different days, spending just […]

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Vegetarian Version:My version serves ten. Most of you’d need to reduce it.  You also do not have to use the vegetables below, and I have a photograph and another version further below: vegetable cooking spray 2 lbs. winter squash such as hubbard, butternut, or acorn: peel, seed, cut into two inch chunks4 large carrots, sliced […]

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Barley Corn Salad

Barley Corn Salad 3 cups cooked barley3 cups cooked corn (I just add frozen corn, don’t even defrost it all the way. It’s hot enough most summers that it will thaw sufficiently by serving time, and it helps cool the salad)3/4 cup diced sweet red pepper1/2 cup diced green pepper1/2 cup diced green onions1/4 cup […]

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Beet Salad

Beet Salad* 1 can (16 ounces) diced or julienned beets* 1 package (6 ozs) lemon flavored gelatin* 1 1/2 C. cold water* 2 TBSPs finely chopped onion* 1 to 2 TBSPs prepared horseradish* 4 tsps vinegar* 1/4 tsp salt* 1 1/2 C. celery, diced* 1/4 C. artichoke hearts, diced Drain beets, reserving the beet juice; […]

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Sweet Potato Citrus Yum

How a mistake created the most delicious, and at the same time the oddest, sweet potato recipe ever. The Hollyhocks and Radishes cookbook, where I got the recipe, calls this totally non-bread recipe “Sweet Potato Spoon Bread.” They do say in the small print- ‘not really a bread, more like a heavy souffle with a […]

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