Category Archives: Vegetables/Vegetarian/Vegan

Kel’s Awesome Olive Salad for Muffulettas and More

Central Grocery, New Orleans, home of the original muffuletta. A must stop on any visit to this fun and lively Southern city. Yes, you will have to stand in line, which often snakes out the door and past several other stores, to … Continue reading

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Kel’s Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cabbage Steaks, as a Side and a Meal

Cabbage lovers, rejoice! You will love, love, love this delicious recipe and it will yield two meals with some simple planning. Cabbage haters, rejoice! With the addition of cheese and bacon, here’s a dish that just may turn your hate … Continue reading

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Spiced Pecan Green Beans. You’re Welcome.

Growing up, Mom often bought fresh green beans instead of the canned variety. She’d have one of us kids break off the ends and snap them in half as needed, which was a chore I never, ever minded. To this day, … Continue reading

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Ronda’s Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes:  Some For Now, Some For Later

  The first time I had these heavenly potatoes was at my dear friend (and excellent cook) Ronda’s home, back in the late 1980s. Ronda and I both worked Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Pub (may … Continue reading

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Kel’s Easy and Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole

  I made this delicious broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole for a recent family holiday dinner. It was a big hit — even the kids who were there loved it, as did my husband, who generally is not a … Continue reading

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Kel’s Fresh Tomato Soup in Cheddar-Lined Bread Bowls

Hello, All! I’m finally back and feeling refreshed after taking a much needed break, the first one in more than five years since I started this blog. I’m really looking forward to fall and cooler weather, and want to share a great basic recipe for … Continue reading

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Celebrate Can-It-Forward Day with Pickled Dill Beans and a Giveaway!

Calling all canners! The Ball® brand will host this year’s sixth annual Can-It-Forward Day on Friday, July 22. This year, Ball is “hosting Can-It-Forward Day entirely online via Facebook Live. Throughout the day, the Ball brand and our expert ambassadors … Continue reading

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