My dad was a great cook!

My dad was a great cook! My mother was absolutely DREADFUL in the kitchen! She got better over time, but she had no flare for discovery, invention and no sense of why baking soda was NOT a good substitute for baking powder in a pancake recipe! My father taught me to...

Killer Meatballs

2 28 oz cans tomato sauce 1 28 oz can tomato puree 1 5 oz can tomato paste 1 T oregano 1/4 t pepper 1/4 t crushed red pepper 1 bay leaf 2 cloves garlic, crushed Put all in a large pot, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour (or longer). Mix: 1 pound ground...

Taco Soup

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans 1 can (11 to 15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 (28 oz) can tomatoes 1 sm can chopped chile peppers (4 ounces) 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans...