Swiss Chard Butternut Squash Gratin

Anything with a Bechamel Sauce is good, right?  My friends thoroughly enjoyed this, and so did I. I’m always surprised how delicate butternut squash is.  This would be an excellent side for Thanksgiving. I didn’t use all the greens, but … Continue reading

Texas Caviar, aka Marinated Black-eyed Pea Salad

This marinated black-eyed pea salad was popularized in Texas in the 1950’s by cookbook author Helen Corbitt, Neiman Marcus’ most famous food -service director.  I prefer purple hull peas to black-eyed peas, so, I always use them in this great … Continue reading

Lemony Shrimp Pasta Salad

This is a good salad to serve as a side for a grilled dinner or to bring to a potluck.  It’s also great as an entree, with some fruit on the side.  1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (150-200 count), cooked in … Continue reading

Spinach Lafayette

The remains of the day….Excellent leftovers, with several great ways to be re-purposed. Spinach Madeline is one of the most famous recipes to come out of the classic community cookbook, River Road Recipes, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the … Continue reading