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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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No Bake Granola Bars

I have never had homemade Granola Bars before making these. I always thought the store bought were so good, wow was I mistaken! I am shocked at how wonderful these were compared to store bought. I will never buy another box of Granola Bars from the store again. I put a lot of goodies in my Granola Bars…… chocolate chips, […]

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Turkey Cooking Facts & Safety

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, everyone will want to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner safely with your family and friends. You need to make sure that you thaw the turkey correctly, cook the turkey to the proper temperature and then store your leftovers correctly to ensure everyone goes home full and that they do not end up in the […]

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Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

A delicious cheeseburger casserole with a cheesy ground beef bottom that is topped with fries, covered with cheddar cheese and baked in a casserole dish. This tasted amazing, everyone cleaned their plates and there wasn’t any leftovers! One of my fellow bloggers, http://www.miniturepincher.wordpress.com, suggested that I try a recipe similar to this one. They said they loved it and now […]

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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This is a copycat recipe of Panera Breads Broccoli Cheddar Soup. It turned out cheesy and VERY good! It tasted just like Panera Breads soup in my opinion. I found this recipe in the book “Six Sisters’ Stuff Copycat Cooking” which has many recipes so expect me to post some more.   Ingredients   In a small skillet over medium […]

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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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French Apple Cake

French Apple Cake is a dessert with a custard, apple rich base and a cake like topping. Slices instead of chunks of sweet apple made this a little different than the traditional French Apple Cake. The recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen and I made this in a cooking class that I attended. This is not a real sweet dessert. […]

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Canadian Poutine

One of my followers, Rhiannon, asked me to try Poutine. She told me that her husband loves it and that she makes it for him once a week. I asked her what in the world is Poutine! I Googled it and found the recipe that sounded the best for us from Seasonsandsuppers.  We have never tried Poutine before and we […]

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Bruschetta Shrimp Pasta

Bruschetta Shrimp Pasta is made with angel hair pasta, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, seasonings, Parmesan cheese and a touch of cream. This is a delicious and easy meal to prepare and it will impress anyone you serve it to! This  recipe was given to me from the cooking class.   Ingredients   In a large skillet over medium […]

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