Peas and Macaroni Soup
A quick and easy soup, made with canned peas and ditalini macaroni, with chicken broth, fresh garlic and onion. Tastes even better the next day! Got this recipe from my Italian grandmother.
Butternut Vegetable Soup
A thick, creamy butternut and bean soup is loaded with colorful, tasty vegetables - potatoes, onion, carrots, and and kale. Serve with crusty bread.
Mexican Green Chile Stew
This is my great grandfather, Reverend Philip Worth's recipe. He was a great pastor and served his congregation very well and very loyally at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Chicago for many, many years. I have cooked this many times - but it always tasted better when my great gramps made it! It's easy to make, but the flavor would never make you think that!
Mexican Chocolate Chili
This chocolate chili was adapted from an old recipe my mother used for family gatherings. Because you make it in a slow cooker it is easy to transport to a party. It's flavorful and I promise everyone will ask for this recipe!
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
I got this recipe from a friend and it is wonderful. My kids love it. It tastes like you got it at a Chinese restaurant and the slow cooker does most of the work! Serve over steamed rice.
EZ Ham and Egg Breadfast
Leftover ham, day (or two) old bread slices, shredded cheese, plus a couple other things you'd have around your kitchen make this a simple and quick breakfast for 4.
Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Stew
This slow cooker recipe is a favorite of ours. It's great for football Sunday, New Year's Day, or anytime. It's filling, simple, and fantastic! This hearty meal can be easily doubled for larger parties.
Michael's Foccacia Bread
This version of the classic is easy to make while remaining authentic and true to the original. This may be the fastest yeast bread you make; it takes only one hour from conception to completion. Romano or Asiago cheese are nice to use instead of Parmesan cheese.
Cumin Corn Burgers
Cumin is one of my favorite spices. This recipe utilizes ground and whole cumin seeds. Serve these burgers in pita bread with shredded Co-Jack cheese, fresh cilantro, and diced tomatoes.
Stew Beef Sauerbraten
This is the quickest and easiest way to make Sauerbraten that was handed down by my grandmother. Our family has always used a pressure cooker. However, a Dutch oven or large pot may be substituted but this would increase the cooking time.
Spicy Red Beans With Fennel Seed
Prepared in a pressure cooker, kidney beans are cooked with fennel seed and cayenne pepper. This is very good mixed with cubed ham, or in red beans and rice.