Old Fashioned Ham Salad

Ham Salad

As accurately as I could predict what would be on our Easter dinner table when I was a child I could predict that on the day or two following the holiday my mother would make ham salad.  She usually served it with SPLIT PEA SOUP and either made sandwiches or let us scoop it onto Ritz crackers.  Sandwiches were nothing fancy…white bread, iceberg lettuce and ham salad served with potato chips…but we loved them, and I can still picture the old cast iron grinder clamped to the kitchen counter as my mom cranked out the chopped ingredients for this family favorite.  I was happy to get rid of that old grinder when I got my first food processor, but I would give anything to have it back again if for nothing more than the memories it evokes. [Read More]

Lemon Strawberry Crepes

Easter Brunch Favorites

This's been crazy this week at my house.  I still can't believe that both my computers crashed at the same time...a total coincidence...but [Read More]

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Tuna Salad

 All it takes are a few days of sunshine and the opening of our local farmers market to get me digging through my recipe files for my [Read More]

Irish Potato Rolls

Irish Potato Rolls

 St. Patrick's Day dinner is one of my favorite meals of the year.  I love corned beef and cabbage and have many wonderful memories of my [Read More]

Baba au Rhum

Baba au Rhum

 I have tried making many of the pastries and breads that we enjoyed in France in  my own kitchen...usually without much success.   I don't [Read More]