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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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How To Make Half A Recipe

How many times do you want to make a recipe but you just know you will have to throw half of it away because it is way to much? Or better yet, one recipe is just not quite enough but 1-1/2 of that recipe would be perfect. Here is a simple chart to help you do just that! Instead of using:                      Use: 1/4 cup………………………………2 Tbl 1/3 cup………………………………2 Tbl & 2 tsp 1/2 cup………………………………1/4 cup 2/3 cup……………………………..1/3 cup 3/4 cup……………………………..6 Tbl 1 Tbl…………………………………1-1/2 tsp 1 tsp…………………………………1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp………………………………1/4 tsp

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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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Cincinnati Chili

I have never made Cincinnati Chili before I met my husband…..and I still haven’t! When we got married my husband had fixed Cincinnati Chili for me….and he still does! I was not only in love with him, but his Cincinnati Chili too! What is Cincinnati Chili you ask? Chili over spaghetti noodles with cheese on top. It is so good! […]

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Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Potato

When I make these potatoes, I pop them in the microwave. It only takes about 8 minutes for two medium potatoes. They can also be baked in the oven for 40-60 minutes. You can add anything you like to these potatoes or change them up by using a different cheese like fresh parmesan or one of your favorites. Wash your potatoes with […]

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Tropical BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken

This is one of the easiest meats you will ever prepare. It is done completely in the slow cooker. It has a great combination of flavors with the sweetness of the pineapple, spiciness of the BBQ sauce and the touch of salty soy sauce. It’s hard to believe there are only four ingredients in this recipe with all the flavor. Place your […]

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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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Rhubarb

I have eaten Rhubarb since I was a little girl. Our elderly gentleman neighbor had a patch of Rhubarb growing along the fence line next to our backyard. I used to reach through the fence and snatch a piece every year. I’m not sure I really enjoyed the tartness of the edible stalk but the elderly neighbor never used it and as a […]

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Spatchcock Chicken

How many of you have ever heard of Spatchcock Chicken? It sounds like a really difficult recipe, right? Well it’s not difficult at all. Spatchcock Chicken is just a fancy word for butterflied chicken. All you have to do is cut the backbone out of the chicken with a pair of kitchen scissors, turn the chicken breast side up and […]

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