Chive Blossom Vinegar

Did you know that you can take the flowers from your chives and make a wonderful tasting vinegar with them? You can turn it into a vinaigrette by mixing it with olive oil & salt and even drizzle it over salad, fish or vegetables for an amazing flavor.   Ingredients   Pick enough flowers to fill a jar with a lid, […]

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Reuben Casserole

Corned beef, sauerkraut, rye bread, thousand island dressing & Swiss cheese made into an easy casserole that is baked in the oven and tastes delicious! The next day I took the refrigerated leftovers and cut them into sandwich size pieces. I buttered and grilled two pieces of rye bread, heated up a piece of the casserole in the microwave and […]

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Garlic Pizza Wedges

Pizza crust topped with Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic and oregano then baked in the oven for a fabulous hors d’oeuvre or side dish with any meal. Source: Adapted from Taste of Homes   Ingredients   Place the pizza crust onto a ungreased 14” pizza pan.   In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic and oregano. […]

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Broccoli Salad

Broccoli, cheese and bacon tossed with a homemade sweet & sour dressing are the basic ingredients for this amazing Broccoli Salad. You can add sunflower seeds, raisins, grapes, nuts etc., the possibilities are endless.   Ingredients   In a large bowl add the broccoli, bacon, cheese and any other fruits or nuts you want to add.   In a small bowl add […]

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Wartime Iowa Pea Salad

This is a perfect salad for Thanksgiving! Iowa Pea Salad was a favorite during the wartime when food was being rationed. It is an inexpensive yet delicious way to use pasta, bacon, green onions, cheese and peas. Any type of sweet baby peas can be used in this recipe (canned, fresh or thawed frozen) but chances are, during the war, […]

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Wartime French Dressing

During World War 2 they made this dressing either with melted chicken fat or vegetable oil, I used vegetable oil. I’m sure the chicken fat gave it a great flavor but it has to be warmed before each use. They also used either lemon juice or vinegar for two totally different tastes. The idea for this dressing came from a […]

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