Sprinkle No. 15

I love preparing a recipe that reminds me of a friend.


My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe reminds me of Michelle in Bountiful, Utah.
Taco soup, that we eat on Super Bowl Sunday reminds me of my sister-in-law’s sister, Syd.
Tuna souffle reminds me of my mom.

Your *sprinkle* this week is to share a recipe you love with a friend. You can send it via email, pick up the phone or deliver it in person.

Because you are all my friends, here’s my new and very delicious recipe for an easy meatless meal.


Mixed Grain Casserole
Bakes 1 Hour

2 medium carrots, chopped

1 cup fresh mushrooms, quartered

1 can black beans, drained + rinsed

1 can corn (or 1 cup frozen)

1 cup broth

½ cup pearl barley

½ cup fresh parsley

¼ cup bulgar

¼ onion chopped

¼ tsp garlic salt

Combine all ingredients
Bake covered 350 degrees for 60 minutes
Stir once at 30 minutes

*Sprinkle* with grated cheddar cheese and serve with fruit salad and your favorite muffins.



  1. What a great idea! I just sent my recipe for Last Minute Lasagna (courtesy of Real Simple Magazine) to my trainer. He is going to make it for his wife to surprise her!

  2. That looks delicous! I’ll have to try it. I pass along recipes all of the time, but I’ll have to think of a special one to share this week.

  3. I’m going to try your recipe because it looks so healthy and warm and comforting. I am looking for healthier foods to incorporate into my menu. We are empty nesters and my husband works out of town so supper for me becomes popcorn or something microwaved. Thanks, friend!

  4. debi boring says:

    WHERE’S THE BEEF??? hehehehe…. Sorry… This SCREAMED for that comment don’tcha think? Hmmm… I may have to try this when hubby’s out of town. Not so sure he’d eat it without meat LOL. And funny you should post this today. I just signed up for a Recipe Page swap with some fellow altered artists! Fun!


    • Debi — I was told I would only get away with this by itself once. Next time, I am supposed to at least have some chicken.


  5. So glad I found this. My friend posted some pictures last week and I complimented her on the collection. She told me she had been prompted by your “sprinkle” post. Love this idea…Thanks again Stacy!!!

  6. As a vegetarian I am always on the lookout for yummy, meatless dishes. Putting this on my list to try for sure!

  7. I passed on a recipe for layered Jello squares. They have a great WOW factor and are so, so easy to make, just a little bit time consuming.
    I’m not a vegetarian, but I like meatless dishes. Going to have to try this out.

  8. just sent my mom and niece a recipe for Chicken Roll-ups…Would love the taco soup recipe, if you care to share that one Stacy :)

  9. I’ll have to think about what I want to send to who. But I will definatly have to do this! Thanks for the great idea.

  10. What a wonderful idea Stacy! Will def. carry this out. Thanks for starting us out with the yummy recipe.

  11. Carmel Keane says:

    I recently shared my recipe for Broccoli Salad with my niece. My handwritten recipe book is only filled with recipes from friends or colleagues and I have their name in the title and if possible a few notes on when we enjoyed the dish. It is so cool to look back on and remember these people when I prepare something!

  12. Just had to let you know that 4.5 years later I’m still making this casserole. Just made it again tonight. Love that it’s so easy to prepare (good since I’ve been unwell), good for you and super yummy to boot :-).

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