5 recipes and a book

Fantabulous-looking recipes I book-marked this week:

Here’s one of mine that I posted last week at MyRecipes.com and forgot to tell you about: Sausage Sandwich Braid.  It is from Family Feasts for $75 a Week and is much-loved by my kids.

Oh, and the book?   I’m currently reading Hay Fever a book by Angela Miller, a New York literary agent who moved to the country and started a goat farm.  Great read for anyone who’s ever dreamed of escaping city life and moving to a farm.  I’m really enjoying it!


  1. It always seems that I am left with some egg roll wrappers when I make egg rolls. I never know what to do with them, but now I know. I will just make up some of those little lasagnas as we always have the stuff around. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. I am so making that brownies tomorrow. I was just telling my son that we needed to make brownies tomorrow. Thank you for sharing!! My family loves the braided loaves. We usually do ham or turkey and cheese.

    I love when you share recipe ideas!

  3. Sharon Schamber says:

    If you liked “Hay Fever” you will love “The Dirty Life” “On Farming, Food and Love” by Kristin Kimball and you should probably easily find it in your local library. My Puget Sound area library system had numerous since it has been very popular.

    It is a similar scenario to “Hay Fever”. A writer is given the task to spend several days visiting and writing about a popular CSA farm and it’s young “bohemian” farmer in Pennsylvania. She is a designer clothing loving small New York apartment resident who uses her stove as extra storage who comes home feeling she’s missing something out of life and continues to think about him and his life. When he later calls to invite her for a weekend somewhere and would like her to come with him to start a new farm he would eventually own in upstate New York she spends the time 7 years later recounting the whole experience of their first year which ended in marraige. Everything from learning how to care for animals, beginning a CSA and planting vegetables to her struggle adjusting to a life that in the end she wouldn’t trade. You’d like the book.

  4. Tried your chicken enchiladas the other evening but instead of corn we used green beans. Boy is this a great dish and for any doubters out there, super easy. Everyone loved it!
    Gave the recipe to my daughter who made it with spam for her and her roommates. They love spam, us not so much.

  5. Hi Mary!
    Your sausage sandwich braid has become a lunch staple for our family. My gang loves it so much that I always make two at a time. The slow cooker chicken cacciatore (p. 101) is cooking right now for our dinner. Needless to say, the “$75 Cookbook” is a popular one here! Thanks so much!

  6. Loved, loved, loved the mini lasagnas. We just browned some italian sausage and added diced tomatoes, tomato sauce water and a little garlic and onion, yummy. Making the enchiladas tonight with a whole chicken shredded rather than the breasts.


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