Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

We went out for a late dinner just before Thanksgiving at a new place, the Crooked Pint Ale House.  They serve mostly pub type food.  I ordered chicken strips and I had a choice of a side: fries, tater tots or roasted beet salad.  I was tickled!  Beet salad?  Were they kidding?  I’m not into French fries and dislike tater tots for the most part.  I LOVE beets and to serve them in a little side salad?  They are my new best place to dine out! Continue reading

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Crockpot Cranberry Apple Dump Cake

CranApple Crockpot Dump Cake

CranApple Crockpot Dump Cake

I’ve made and even posted many dump cake recipes.  Cherry Crunch Dump Cake was the first one I tried and we loved it. I made a Pineapple Crunch Dump Cake this year that I liked even more.  When I saw a recipe on Facebook a few days ago that was essentially the same but made in a crockpot in 2 1/2 hours, I was eager to try it.  I used the suggested can of cranberry sauce and can of apple pie filling.  Totally delicious! Continue reading

Fresh Apple Cake Revisited

Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

The second post for “redo” week was a more recent post.  I was going to immortalize my Grandma Lil’s fresh apple cake with a post but neither my mother nor I were sure we had the right recipe.  I made the cake but one taste and I knew what I made wasn’t Grandma’s recipe.  Close but no cigar.  It was good but not memorable like Grandma’s cake.  We were stumped. Continue reading