Cheesy fish chowder

By Ilene Duffy Issue #127 • January/February, 2011 If you've been reading this magazine for a while, you probably already know that my husband, Dave, and I met while he was fishing on the Ventura, California...

Banana, blueberry, and peach scones

By Ilene Duffy Issue #136 • July/August, 2012 My friend Alison and I have known each other a long time. We were roommates in college for several years, and then we both had three boys at...

Lenie in the kitchen: Hamburger and potato casserole

By Ilene Duffy Issue #140 • March/April, 2013 One last outing before heading back to college is to take Damon for his first trip to the beach. L-R: Rob, Jacob, Sam Our oldest sons, Jacob and Robby, are...

A few favorite recipes and books

By Ilene Duffy Issue #110 • March/April, 2008 I was talking with another mom in the produce section of the market the other day. During our conversation, she happened to mention that earlier in her life...

Sunday night dinner

By Ilene Duffy Issue #121 • January/February, 2010 "Tradition! Tradition!" I can still hear the bellowing song from Fiddler on the Roof that we listened to over and over as kids. Some of us have religious...

Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe of the Week  Chicken Enchiladas  Courtesy of Ilene Duffy  I learned to make this recipe with my roommates and friends in college. It makes a nice dish when serving company. This takes a while to prepare, but...

Salmon loaf

Recipe of the Week  Salmon loaf  Courtesy of Ilene Duffy   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 large can of salmon, drained 1 egg 1 generous Tbsp. of ketchup 1 tsp. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire...

Sweet Pickles

Recipe of the Week  Sweet Pickles  Courtesy of Kathy Myers (Dave's mother-in-law) My mother has made these sweet pickles ever since I can remember. They were always on a relish tray for special family gatherings. After marrying Dave, he...

Kugel

Recipe of the Week  Kugel  Courtesy of Ilene Duffy   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 8 oz. wide egg noodles 2 eggs 1 can cream of celery soup 1 cup cottage cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2...

Heart healthy recipes

By Ilene Duffy Issue #99 • May/June, 2006 I'm not a nutritionist or a medical professional, but I've gained a lot of knowledge concerning foods that are considered to be heart healthy since my husband, Dave,...

Running your own business: a mother’s perspective

By Ilene Duffy Issue #62 • March/April, 2000 When my middle son, Robby, was a baby, he had two seizures. After the second one the doctor informed me that I needed to get him to the...