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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 […]

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 […]

Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Sweet Cucumber Salad

Sweet Cucumber Salad

Sweet Cucumber Salad This is another quick side salad recipe.  This Sweet Cucumber Salad is a perfect side dish for any BBQ or party.  It is quick and easy to make. For this recipe, you can peel the cucumbers or leave the skins on, just […]

Sautéed Apples

Sautéed Apples

Sautéed Apples An easy recipe for Sautéed Apples that can be used in cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pastries or even just spooned over ice cream. In a large frying pan, add the diced apples, sugar, butter, vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) and cinnamon.  Sauté until […]


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