Bacon, Apple and Cheese Dinner Pies

Breakfast Brunch Dairy Dinner Easy Flexible Fruit Lunch Pie Pork

I had a stack of recipes copied from library cookbooks or gleaned from other sources that I needed to file. As I sorted them, this one stuck out as one I needed to try soon. It’s hard to resist something called a dinner pie (OK, any kind of pie). Read more

Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup

Chowder Easy Fast Pork Poultry Soup Vegetables

This homey soup is hearty and simple. The original recipe is from; I adapted the version offered by The Candid Appetite. Dicing the vegetables means the soup cooks faster, making it a good weeknight meal for busy people. Read more

Ham and Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Collards for New Year’s

Pork Recipes Soup Vegetables

In the fall, we drove to Nashville, Memphis and Birmingham for a great music and civil rights tour.* So I definitely wanted to honor the Southern tradition of ringing in the New Year with black-eyed peas and collards to bring good luck. Read more