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Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice

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Chicken and Rice A quick and easy family meal that tastes like you cooked all day! This is a recipe I started making back in the 70s.  I used to make it and just serve it over toast.  Remember the chipped beef days.  Same concept, […]

Haluski  (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

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Haluski My Mother frequently made buttered noodles as a side dish.  Occasionally, she made Haluski.  I never heard her call it that, but after seeing videos on YouTube, I realized this is what she had been making.  There are many variations on this dish.  The […]

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

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Yuletide Simmering Potpourri This Yuletide Simmering Potpourri will have your home smelling like the holidays in no time.  As I am writing this, the wonderful holiday spices are wafting through the air.  It smells like Christmas all through the house. This potpourri takes me back.  […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

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Roasted Tomato Soup The weather has been in the 30’s here and when that happens, all I want is something warm and comforting.  I typically turn to making soup.  My Roasted Tomato Soup is so easy to make.  You will never want canned soup again. […]

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

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Swiss Steak Swiss Steak was probably the most requested, family favorite dish that my Mother made. A great fall comfort food dish that is easy to make. Swiss Steak does not get its name from Switzerland. “Swiss” refers to the technique of tenderizing by pounding […]

Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders

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Crispy Chicken Tenders These moist Crispy Chicken Tenders are so easy to make and are kid friendly.  These will go fast, so you may want to make a double batch. “Chicken fingers” a.k.a. Chicken Tenders were first made and named by the owners/operators of Spanky’s […]

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

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Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes I’m not sure why but my Mother called this Jambroth.  I have no idea where that name or the recipe came from.  I searched the internet and was unable to find a different name, so we still call it Jambroth […]

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

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Roasted Seasonal Vegetables It’s Autumn and everyone turns to comfort foods like soups and stews.  Just don’t forget the veggies!  The one thing I like to make in the fall is Roasted Seasonal Vegetables.  It’s so easy make and a perfect side dish to any […]

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup I first had this Sweet and Sour Cabbage soup at a restaurant in Illinois back in the 90’s.  I was there with friends and we all loved it.  I tried making it at home but it never came out same.  […]

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

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Apple Spice Cake I was looking for my Mother’s Spice Cake recipe and unfortunately it has been lost.  So I took my Aunt Hattie’s Applesauce Cake recipe from 1949 and made some modification to it, basically adding what I remember from my Mother Spice Cake […]


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Haluski  (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski My Mother frequently made buttered noodles as a side dish.  Occasionally, she made Haluski.  I never heard her call it that, but after seeing videos on YouTube, I realized this is what she had been making.  There are many variations on this dish.  The […]

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri This Yuletide Simmering Potpourri will have your home smelling like the holidays in no time.  As I am writing this, the wonderful holiday spices are wafting through the air.  It smells like Christmas all through the house. This potpourri takes me back.  […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup The weather has been in the 30’s here and when that happens, all I want is something warm and comforting.  I typically turn to making soup.  My Roasted Tomato Soup is so easy to make.  You will never want canned soup again. […]

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak Swiss Steak was probably the most requested, family favorite dish that my Mother made. A great fall comfort food dish that is easy to make. Swiss Steak does not get its name from Switzerland. “Swiss” refers to the technique of tenderizing by pounding […]

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes I’m not sure why but my Mother called this Jambroth.  I have no idea where that name or the recipe came from.  I searched the internet and was unable to find a different name, so we still call it Jambroth […]


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