Gloria beefs up springtime meal

My favorite holiday is just around the corner. How could your favorite season be so saddening, yet absolutely complete, you might be wondering? Good...

Gloria springs into salad

Ah, this Spring weather gets me going. I can’t wait to start planting the garden. Daniel plowed our garden plot a couple days ago...

All is grape at the Yoders’

Today is one of those special days that makes me want to hang around Daniel as much as possible. It’s our wedding anniversary. Nine...

Gloria’s delicious Fry Pies

How about tackling a day in the kitchen, making fry pies? When my sister-in-law, Virginia, first mentioned the thought, it really seemed to be...

A slice of the simple life

I know it sounds lazy, but if I could, I’d just press a button and have a whole batch, yes a whole batch with...

Gloria makes Daniel a sweet treat

You’ve got to try this recipe. Every time Daniel takes a bite, he almost goes into dreamland.My uncle, Paul, sells these homemade cookies in...

Pair pork with cabbage for a tasty main dish

If you’re tired of the same old vegetable side dishes, here’s a recipe that promotes the lowly red cabbage from side dish to protein partner. All you have to do is cook it up sweet and sour and — voila! — your side dish is now ready to walk down the aisle arm in arm with pork in any form: chops, smoked chops, roast, ham, Canadian bacon, kielbasa, Italian sausages. Really, there’s nothing required — no sauces, no extras — other than cooking the pork and lowering it onto the cabbage. What makes this dish such a good partner for pork? Its sourness cuts right through the meat’s natural fattiness.

Shrimp with pineapple brings elegance, sweetness

After all the cooking and shopping that the holidays inspire us to do, I’m looking forward to pulling out some easy recipes that use pantry ingredients that I keep on hand. One of my favorite items to keep in the freezer is frozen shrimp.

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Silky Leek Soup

No matter how many dazzling things we have the good fortune to eat in our lives, we often remember the simplest meals with as much power and affection as the fanciest. A humble, pureed vegetable soup is among those particular pleasures. Also, Proustian prose aside, if you’re feeling lazy, you can get from a few ingredients to deliciousness in no time.