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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...