Beef Kabobs

My husband loved these Beef Kabobs and I loved making them! Between us I used green pepper, onion, tomato, mushrooms, jalapeno peppers and sirloin steak. What’s nice about kabobs is you can make each skewer with what each person likes to eat. You can even leave out the veggies and just cook meat. Maybe alternate beef, pork and chicken or […]

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Fried Okra

I just love all the delicious free food from our garden! I made this Fried Okra loaded with bacon and parmesan cheese for lunch, however, my almost 3 year old grandson devoured half of it! I discovered Okra for the first time last year when my husband planted it in the garden. I loved it so he planted more this […]

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Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

Do you have a garden full of Jalapeño Peppers like we do? Would you like to preserve them, without canning them, for another 1-2 months? Then use this recipe to make these Pickled Jalapeño Peppers. Since these are not canned, you must keep them in the refrigerator. If you want to can them, feel free, but on my blog I […]

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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is good anytime but especially when having a cookout and a picnic. I like making it the day before because the flavors all come together when it sits in the refrigerator. This is another simple basic recipe that tastes so good! I have made it this way since I started cooking. Boil and drain your macaroni. Place the […]

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Potato Salad

There is nothing like comfort food at a picnic. Potato Salad is always a staple at our picnics along with macaroni salad, deviled eggs, baked beans and of course hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. I have been making my potato salad this way since I began cooking many years ago…we won’t say how long! This was the same […]

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Veggie Delight

What a great snack to offer a guest or eat for your lunch! Cucumbers filled with a veggie dip, topped with dill & tomato and surrounded with carrots. It was a lot of fun making this. It turned out so colorful you couldn’t help but want to devour the entire plate. Start by washing and slicing a cucumber. Using a knife, […]

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Spinach With Bacon

Spinach fresh from our garden! This is the first picking and it was 8 oz of bright green Spinach leaves, just perfect for lunch. It always amazes me how much Spinach cooks down. You start out with this gigantic pan full of Spinach and once cooked, only a few cups remain. My favorite way to eat Spinach is cooked and […]

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Rhubarb Sauce

I love Rhubarb anything! I have been eating Rhubarb since I was a kid. I made this recipe to put on my English muffins. It is like eating a tart applesauce and I even eat it right out of the bowl. Although Rhubarb is officially a vegetable, a lot of people consider it a fruit. This is probably due to […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Oh how I love stuffed mushrooms! I should call these Mushroom Surprise because in the center of each Mushroom Cap is a piece of sausage link. I did not have ground sausage so I cooked up some sausage links, cut each link into four pieces and placed a piece in the center of each Mushroom Cap. For this recipe I used all […]

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JALAPEÑO POPPERS

How is it that I love Jalapeño Peppers and I can’t stand any other type of pepper? And then when I make a cream cheese mixture and stuff the Jalapeños Peppers…OH MY! This is a great meal, yes I am crazy enough to eat a plate as my lunch, or better yet an easy appetizer or snack that can be […]

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Asparagus Soup

I know it is warm outside and not really soup weather, however, this soup needs to be made when the asparagus grows in our garden………..when it’s free! It is the best tasting Asparagus Soup I have ever tasted and I make it every year. I tore this recipe out of a magazine years ago and have modified it into this […]

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Amish Style Chicken & Noodles

This is an Amish Chicken & Noodles recipe we found years ago and we have adapted to our taste. I find this especially good because it makes a large batch. We make it the first day with homemade mashed potatoes. The second day we eat the leftovers without the mashed potatoes. This is another one of my favorite meals. Very […]

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Corn Casserole or Bread

Corn Casserole is a great dish to make for a home meal, brunch or any type of “bring a covered dish” get together. It can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. You can cook it a little longer, as I did, to make it more of a cornbread consistency or you can cook it less for a more […]

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Pickled Refrigerator Asparagus

I have grown my own asparagus for over 20 years. Usually I eat it cooked different ways or I make Asparagus Soup with it. Last fall I went to Amish Country and found Pickled Asparagus and knew I had to make it with my home grown Asparagus! Start by holding a stalk in the middle and at the root end. […]

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