Crockpot Cooking: Navy Beans with Ham (aka Senate Bean Soup)

My Mom used to make this all the time, and I’m guessing her mother made it pretty often, too. I’m just keeping up with tradition. The original Senate bean soup has 2 cups of mashed added at the end as … Continue reading

Crockpot Cooking: Beef & Barley Stew

If you are looking for a hearty beef stew like Grandma used to make, this might be the ticket.  I like to make a batch of Beef & Barley Stew at least once each winter.  The memorable flavor that results … Continue reading

Cabbage Rolls, for the freezer

Cabbage Rolls, a memory of my childhood.   Although I don’t remember my mother or grandmother making them, it’s actually from a friend of my  mother’s  whose casserole dish has stuck in my  head all these years.  They were really, really good. … Continue reading