Never too busy to make bread

By Ilene Duffy Issue #114 • November/December, 2008 Summer vacation came to an abrupt end. Sons are back in school. My "soccer mom" folding chair is in the trunk of the car. The daytimer is getting...

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...

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...

Lenie in the kitchen: Pumpkin sweet bread with walnuts

By Ilene Duffy It seems to be the simple things I’m missing most during this pandemic when many of us are spending a lot of time at home. With the virus surging in various parts...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lenie in the kitchen: Lemon scones, pound cake, and pie

Lenie in the kitchen Lemon scones, pound cake, and pie By Ilene Duffy Issue #165 • May/June, 2017 How did 28 years go by so quickly? It was a beautiful fall evening in November 1989 when I took...

Apple and berry pies

By Ilene Duffy Issue #118 • July/August, 2009 Go to your room!" bellows our friend, John Silveira. He is kidding of course. I mean, how mad can somebody really be when they're eating your homemade pie...