Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

As the goal of my blog is to record favorite family recipes. I should be ashamed of myself for not getting around to posting our Cheesy Hash brown Casserole.  When we discovered the recipe back in the 80s we made it on every holiday.  It wasn’t a holiday if we didn’t have cheesy hash browns on the buffet (we’re buffet people on holidays).  We scraped every last morsel out of that large casserole dish and rarely had leftovers.  This dish was important eatin’! Continue reading

St Patrick’s Day Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

St Patrick’s Day is later this week and we started celebrating early in the castle. I had beef and vegetables on hand to make a pot of stew and my P.S. (Purchaser of Spirits) had a bottle of Guinness on hand. “Booze stew!” we gasped, our eyes wide in excitement. This was not our first attempt at making stew with a beer. We’d made an Oktoberfest Stew a few years ago. A German version instead of Irish. Continue reading

Warm Bacon Honey Mustard Potato Salad

Warm Honey Mustard Potato Salad

Warm Honey Mustard Potato Salad

There aren’t huge differences in the warm potato salads I’ve tried.  I made a warm potato salad recently that was one of our favorites so far, yet it was different from the salad I made last week.  The main differences are in the acid used in the dressing.  They’ve often used different types of vinegar.  But the other difference is in bacon.  Some salads have bacon, some don’t.  I like the bacon versions! Continue reading