Friday, April 22, 2016

Pineapple Stuffing

A delicious side dish that is perfect when serving ham. This has become a new family favorite!  I hope you enjoy it too.

Pineapple stuffing in the fore front.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup margarine 
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 
  • 5 slices white bread, cubed 

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch baking pan. 
  • In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the pineapple and bread cubes. 
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour. Let sit a few minutes to firm up before serving.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Vegetable Tian

This was delicious, in fact, it was so delicious I made it twice in one week.  I'd suggest using a mandolin for quick slicing!  It will save oodles of time!
After Baking


Before Baking

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • to taste salt & pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic. Sautê the onion and garlic with olive oil over medium heat until the onions are soft and transparent (about 5 minutes).
  2. While the onion and garlic are sautéing, thinly slice the remaining vegetables. Make sure the potatoes are very thin so that they soften quickly while in the oven.
  3. Coat the inside of an 8x8" casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spread the sautéed onion and garlic in the bottom of the dish. Arrange the other sliced vegetables, stacked vertically like dominos, in an alternating pattern. Season the top of the vegetables generaously with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  4. Cover the dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and top with the shredded cheese. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A Family Wedding





My beautiful niece married her handsome beau on New Year's Eve.  Here is my wish for them.

May your marriage be filled with all the right ingredients; a heap of love, a dash of humor, a touch of romance and a spoonful of understanding.  May your joy last forever.  Congratulations!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Season's Greetings


Season's Greetings friends!  This painting of Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, was done by our friend Bob Cohen.  Bob is an extremely talented artist who has a studio in Portland, Maine.  Wishing each of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.  May the world find peace in 2016!


Friday, December 11, 2015

STEM Fun . . .


For elementary education!

Hi friends, I'm going out on a limb here and I'm doing something that I've never done before, I'm posting a project that I'm trying to get funded through donorschoose.org for my students.  I would appreciate it if you could spread the word on your blog! Below is a link to my post.  Please take a moment and read our story.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Mary

STEM Fun for Elementary Education!

PS. Any donation, in any amount is humbly appreciated.




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Pie Round Up

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving Day pie?  I'd love to know what it is!  


Coffee Chiffon 
Wild Maine Blueberry
Lemon Meringue 
Strawberry Rhubarb





Kentucky Derby Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Pie Shell

Cranberry Nut Pie

Sunday, November 15, 2015