Oyster Cracker Snacks

Oyster Cracker Nibbles (1 of 1)-2

I enjoy having snacks on hand for nibbling around the holidays.  The hectic days, especially as we get closer to the end of the year, encourage more snacking and less regular meals as our schedules get busy with parties and entertaining.  Not to say that all snacking is healthier.  It just happens. As with many older recipes, this one for Oyster Cracker Snacks is a bit quirky.  Remember the impossible pies made with Bisquick?  You mix all of Continue Reading

Boiled Custard

Boiled Custard

Boiled Custard was something I never heard of until I moved to the South. Up until that time, when someone called a dish “custard,” I thought of either a baked dessert that is set (like flan) or the cooked and slightly thick base for ice cream. Who knew that a cross between the two was a dessert in its own right?! Continue Reading

Old-Fashioned Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole copy

The original version of this dish was my go-to chicken casserole recipe in the 1980s. It was a popular weeknight family meal and when served to guests, they always requested the recipe. Everyone loved the big chunks of chicken breast meat served in a cheesy and creamy sauce. It was topped with buttery Ritz cracker crumbs that melted in your mouth. I liked that I could serve it with wild rice or a variety of side dishes and salads since the Continue Reading

Oriental Salad

Asian Salad 2

Crunchy, sweet, and tangy...what's not to love about this delicious salad that has a great combination of textures and flavors?! Oriental Salad may not be as retro as some of the other recipes I'll be sharing on this site with the date on the recipe card of November 1995, but it's definitely not a salad that you hear about these days with all the focus on fussy presentations of kale, beets, Brussels sprouts, quinoa, and micro greens. Continue Reading