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I had a family member come to visit us that we have never meet. I always like to check with visitors if they are allergic to any food or anything they really hate. This lady hated any veggies. She was a plain meat and potatoes gal. Not really my forte but I tried to make a meal that she would love but also my veggie loving MIL would enjoy. I have to say the meal was a hit. I know the pie was a big hit!!



Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin

Make a rosemary rub* and spread that over the meat. If you have time do this earlier in the day do so, so the meat can absorb the flavors. Lay thick slices of 1 onion on a flat pan, like a jelly roll pan. If you are lucky to have rosemary bush cut a nice long piece and lay that over the onions. Set meat over the rosemary and bake at 350˚F till internal temp is 160. Probably about an hour. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

*Rosemary Rub

Mix together in a bowl

4 generous TBL. of finely chopped fresh rosemary

4 garlic cloves finely chopped or smashed

1 TBL salt, I tsp pepper

1 TBL olive oil



Whole wheat rolls



Cheesy potatoes

Pre-heat oven 350˚F.

Grate 6 large potatoes, half an onion, and 3 cup cheese (I like sharp cheddar) in a food processor. Mix in a bowl with 2 eggs, salt, pepper, granulated garlic and paprika to your taste. Butter a large gratin dish. Pour in potatoes and bake one hour.



Steamed green beans tossed in a bit of butter, lemon zest and lemon juice from half the lemon



Green salad with sliced pears, crumbed blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette



Apple Sour Cream Crumb Pie


1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt or combo
1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 TBL vanilla
2 egg
4 cups (or till pie filled) peeled, sliced apples ( like to use a combo of at lest 4 different kinds of apples. You can also use pears)


1 9" unbaked pie shell, frozen or chilled in the freezer for at least 30 minutes


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stir together sour cream, honey, maple, salt, vanilla and egg in a bowl. Add apples. Pour filling into a pie shell, add crumble topping on top. Bake 40-50 minutes till crust cooked

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (I used Rapadura)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

Mix all ingredients together in a mixer with a paddle until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Wood relief by Geraldine Waddington


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Geez, what time's dinner? I'll bring a bottle of wine!!

Mrs. U

What a FABULOUS meal you prepared!!! And you pleased everyone there!! You are too thoughtful!!!

Mind if I use your recipes sometime? Especially the potatoes- YUM!!

Mrs. U


You come up with some of the yummies meals. And that was very considerate of you to ask about the allergies...My son is very allergic to eggs, which makes meal times at other places sort of hard.


Hi Clarice ~ Every one of theses recipes sounds fabulous, and I even have a pork loin in the freezer. I am printing out the recipes now!


Okay, now I have to try not only the Crumb pie but the cheesy potatoes and greens; maybe even the pork loin. We don't often have pork but this sounds real good. Thanks for the pie recipe and all the rest. I better plan a nice meal for this evening it’s my daughter's fourteenth birthday today and my son was just diagnosed last night in ER with Shingles and of course my hubby comes home this evening from Chalk River. Better get busy.
Thanks for everything.

Annabelle=^..^= xo

Terri Pollhein

Sounds delicious!

I have become a real fan of Rosemary in this last year.
Have you heard of the Sonoma diet? Lots of herb rubs in there and we got hooked!

Have a great Friday!
God bless!

Susan P.

Clarice, I think I gain weight just reading your posts!! Seriously, your family is so blessed to someone prepare such wonderful meals for them. You can tell that you really cook with love. Oh how I wish I could sit at your supper table just once!!


Yummy, Yummy..Everything sounds so yummy!

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