Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti squash is one of the fun vegetables.  It looks like nothing you’d expect to find lying in wait under a hard skinned, elongated, gourd-like… thing!  It tastes like squash, but looks something like strands of spaghetti.  Every time I open one up I’m amazed all over again that it contains shreds of.. vegetable!  And it’s so versatile I still have dozens of ways I want to try to make it into a dish. Continue reading


Elbow Spaghetti {cooking from jars}

Elbow Spaghetti

Elbow Spaghetti

I used a jar of Ragu® spaghetti sauce to make dinner for the grandkids awhile back. It went against my standards but they like it. I was surprised to find I liked it too!  When I was at the grocery store recently I texted my daughter in law for the brand of the sauce. I’d forgotten already! I wanted to have a jar for a quick  dinner when needed.  Having a jar of sauce on hand we actually like will be golden. Continue reading

Carla Hall’s Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Carla Hall's Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Carla Hall’s Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

I was craving biscuits and gravy for breakfast.  I could have just ordered it on one of our weekly Friday breakfasts out but I’m never happy with someone else’s version.  Other cooks tend to add too much black pepper to the gravy.  My mouth is so busy being annoyed by the pepper I barely taste the country sausage and creamy gravy!  I needed to make this myself.  Carla Hall’s recipe sounded like the best. Continue reading