Cooking with Barry & Meta

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Cooking with Barry & Meta

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Kicking off 2023 with healthy, delicious soup: Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Kicking off 2023 with healthy, delicious soup: Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

YUM! Barry just made this for lunch and it we both thought it was absolutely delicious . . . as in an extra helping for each of us. This hea...

End of the Summer Deconstucted Salad

End of the Summer Deconstucted Salad

Taking advantage of the last of our garden produce, I made this deconstructed salad that I dressed with parsley-infused olive oil and balsam...

Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup with  coriander, cumin, garlic  & ginger

Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup with coriander, cumin, garlic & ginger

Vibrant orange and nutritious, this soup is perfect for crisp, cool days and evening. Great as a dinner starter or with a luncheon salad or ...

Zesty Carrot Salad

Zesty Carrot Salad

Garden fresh carrots were especially good is this eye-catching and delicious salad that is packed with flavor, color, crunch and nutrition! ...

Creamy Zucchini Soup

Creamy Zucchini Soup

This zucchini soup is super easy as it relies on potatoes and cheese to create  it’s creamy texture. A great way to use up garden zucchini!!...

French-inspired Carrot Salad using homegrown carrots

French-inspired Carrot Salad using homegrown carrots

We were on the receiving end of beautiful homegrown carrots. Bright orange with green fern-like tops, they are well formed and oh-so-much-be...

Michael Symon’s Chunky Cucumber Salad

Michael Symon’s Chunky Cucumber Salad

Sometimes it's the little things that make a difference! I grew up eating cucumbers and onions -— they are a summertime staple. Mom always p...

Creamy Apple Pie Salad

Creamy Apple Pie Salad

Dessert or a honey-infused side salad? Either way, this is a yummy variation of a Waldorf salad, made with a cream cheese and yogurt-based d...

Deviled Eggs . . . kind of like the ones Phyllis used to make

Deviled Eggs . . . kind of like the ones Phyllis used to make

Mom always made the Deviled Eggs for Easter . . . they were basic but the BEST! She never really measured but I know the basic ingredients s...

Chicken & Grape Pasta Salad

Chicken & Grape Pasta Salad

Make ahead main dish salads are easy along with being cool and refreshing. Perfect for a springtime lunch, or a light supper. This one is fu...

 Broccoli & Carrot Salad  -- variation of a classic

Broccoli & Carrot Salad -- variation of a classic

A new spin on a classic, this version of broccoli salad includes grated carrot and is dressed with a Dijon-based vinaigrette. Floy Bowers’ v...

Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

There are so many variations of this classic hot Southern chicken salad. All rely on chicken, mayonnaise sliced celery, onion and almonds. E...

 Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup

All the delicious flavors of classic baked cabbage rolls, but so much easier. This unstuffed cabbage soup is hearty, filling and the perfect...

7-Can Soup

7-Can Soup

Tags: Starter, Soup

Here’s a “dump” recipe that is amazing. Created by The Pioneer Woman , I would have never given it a second thought, but then we ate it at a...

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

  It was so nice to come home to the wonderful rich aroma emitted by this soup. We were hungry and the soup was ready. Barry said, “The only...

Cheese Wookies

Cheese Wookies

These were the signature crackers, served with their salads, at the Leelanau Country Inn in Glen Arbor, Michigan. It has become one of our f...

Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls

     This recipe appears in the 2010 edition of Taste of Home’s HOLIDAY & CELEBRATIONS cookbook as provided by Meta West.      Ranch salad d...

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

     It was cold and rainy Saturday night and we had leftover mashed potatoes so Barry decided to make one last batch of winter soup. This w...

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

     This is a quick-fix dish that reminds me of the recipes I used to make during the early years of our marriage. Back then canned soup wa...

Waldorf Salad with Dates

Waldorf Salad with Dates

This classic salad was created in the 1890s at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel by maître d' Oscar Tschirky. The original salad contained on...

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