My Favorite Recipies


Walnut Mandarin Salad

Meatball Soup

Cabbage Soup

The Essence




cup olive oil

cup rice wine vinegar

2 tbl orange juice

2 tbl honey


4 cups spinach

1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges

1 cup sliced mushrooms

cup walnuts

cup sliced red onion




1 ground beef (or turkey)

1 egg slightly beaten

3 tbs water

cup dry bread crumbs

tsp salt

1 tbs chopped parsley

2 tbs butter (or cooking spray)


2 cups water

1 can (10 oz) condensed beef broth, undiluted

1 can undrained (1 lb 12 oz) chopped tomatoes,

1 envelope dry onion soup mix (1 3/8 oz)

1 cup chopped carrots

cup chopped celery tops

cup chopped parsley

tsp black pepper

tsp dried oregano

tsp dried basil

1 bay leaf

To make the meatballs:

Combine beef, egg, water, bread crumbs, salt and parsley. Mix lightly and shape into 24 balls. In 5 qt Dutch oven, melt butter and brown meatballs in a single layer at one time, on all sides. Drain off fat, remove meatballs, and set aside.

To make the soup:

Combine ingredients in the same Dutch oven. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add meatballs and simmer 20 minutes longer.

Yield: 6 8 servings, about 2 quarts



to whole head of cabbage

6 onions

2 green bell peppers

1 bunch scallions

1 can V-8 tomato juice

1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes

1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix

1 bunch celery

6 carrots (optional)

1 can (16 oz) green beans

Black pepper to taste (optional)

Herbs to taste

1 2 cubes beef or chicken bouillon

cup balsamic vinegar (optional)

Link of kielbasa sausage (optional)

Chop vegetables and kielbasa, combine all ingredients in a stockpot and add enough water to cover. Boil 10 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender. Makes about 6 quarts.



Creole Seasoning

2 tbs paprika

2 tbs salt

2 tbs garlic powder

1 tbs onion powder

1 tbs cayenne pepper

1 tbs dried oregano

1 tbs dried thyme

SouthWest Seasoning

2 tbs chili powder

2 tbs ground cumin

2 tbs paprika

1 tbs dried oregano

1 tbs ground coriander

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbs garlic powder

1 tsp crushed red pepper

1 tbs salt

1 tsp black pepper