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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad is one of those dishes I tell my husband he makes SO MUCH better than me….lol. That way it became one of his special dishes and I get out of making it. I had to work and he had the day off, so I put chicken in the slow cooker for our supper tonight. I needed to purchase some […]

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Bratwurst

For Christmas my husband asked for a sausage making kit along with the stuffer/grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. He finally got around to making it and it was well worth the wait. This was very time consuming and not exactly easy to do. He only complained a little but kept saying he hoped they tasted awful so he […]

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Chex Mix

I have always loved the store bought Chex mix. It is so much cheaper to make your own because once you purchase your ingredients, you get multiple batches of Chex Mix from them. I have tried other recipes that I found on line for Chex Mix, but they have never tasted just right for me. I finally came up with […]

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Loaded Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love baked potatoes filled with cheese, bacon, sour cream and onions? When I make these for dinner, they are our meal. I think these turn out so good because of the bacon and bacon grease. I save all my bacon grease and use it many times while cooking. Everyone thinks bacon grease is so bad for you. But […]

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7 Layer Dip

This is as tasty as it can be healthy. If you use fat-free or low-fat ingredients (optional) this can be very healthy to eat. A few years back I took a client to our Metro Parks for a class on healthy eating. This is what the instructor made but I changed a few of the ingredients to our taste. Although I have this listed as an appetizer, […]

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Strawberry Ice Cream

I wasn’t sure how I wanted to go about creating a really good Strawberry Ice Cream recipe. Then I figured I would start with my basic Vanilla Ice Cream recipe I make and everybody already loves. Boy oh boy did it turn out delicious! My Whitehouse Cherry Ice Cream use to be my husbands favorite ice cream that I make. He said this […]

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Mexican Pot Pie

My husband gets credit for this recipe! He had the idea and I said “Go for it.” I usually am not crazy about Mexican food and he just loves it. I had to work last night so he made this for his dinner. I love that he named it Mexican Pot Pie, so appropriate. I also love that he is […]

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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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Our Wisteria

Today I am not blogging about food. We live in the country and nobody ever gets to see our 50 foot long, 8 foot high and 6 foot wide arbor so I thought I would use my blog to share it with all of you. My husband built the arbor for me back in 1997 and I worked endlessly pruning and […]

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