Curried Couscous Salad

I love church potlucks–they encourage me to both make new dishes and sample new dishes. I made this couscous salad for last night’s dinner at Redeemer. (I doubled this recipe.) 3/4 C water 1/2 C uncooked couscous 1 C frozen peas, thawed 3/4 C diced cucumber 1 large carrot, shredded 1/4 C crumbled cooked bacon…

Esther Bolick’s Orange Marmalade Layer Cake

Fans of Jan Karon’s Mitford series will appreciate this recipe. (And yes, I am a huge fan of the series. Loved those books and read them voraciously. Didn’t want to even open the first one, but that’s another topic for another day.) After reading about Esther’s famous Orange-Marmalade cake for so long, my mom got…

Chicken and Rice Soup

I made a ton (and I do mean a ton) of this soup for our small group on Monday night. The recipe is from Everyday Food, and I should know by now that even when the recipe doesn’t look that complicated, that Martha’s recipes are always too fussy if I’m in a hurry. It was…

Apple Cranberry Bread

Sarah made this recipe years ago and I fell in love with it instantly. I’ve made it so many times that I was forced to take a year off. Fortunately, the tradition resumes in 2009. Thanks, Sarah, for this delicious recipe. I almost always double my batch. Ingredients 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 2 T….

Always Good Breakfast Casserole

Served at numerous Mom-to-Mom gatherings, Community Dinners and Champagne Breakfasts. For Brook in particular. Ingredients 1/2-1 lb pork sausage, browned & drained 1 pkg (8oz) crescent rolls 10 eggs, beaten 3/4 C milk 1 C mozzerella 1 C cheddar 1 t dried oregano Directions Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan. Unroll crescents…

Butternut Squash Soup

This is another recipe I picked up from Shelli last weekend. It is easy, easy, easy and so tasty. It was a gigantic hit with Simon (the first time he’s ever asked for seconds!) Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 apples, peeled and quartered (or eighthed) 1 onion, cut into thin wedges 5…