Patti’s Beef Stew Recipe

Stew

My sister-in-law Patti is an excellent cook. Ask anyone who has been fortunate enough to pull up a chair at her dinner table. This morning we woke up to frost on the ground and we had to put on our fireplace to take the chill out of the air. When I was thinking about what to make for […]

Mom’s Surprise Treats

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My friends and I recently got together to do some Christmas baking. It was a fun day full of laughter and chit-chat. One of the treats we made didn’t require any baking at all. Not knowing the real name for these treats my friend has nicknamed them Mom’s Surprise Treats. They are super easy to […]

Holiday Entertaining

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‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining and gathering with family and friends, sharing laughter and love and making new memories that will be cherished in the coming years. Whether the festivities are happening in your home or you’ve been invited out, homemade hors d’oeuvres are always a welcome addition to any get together. We’ve scoured Pinterest […]

Shortbread

Shortbread

Do you love melt-in-your-mouth shortbread? We do! This recipe with its three simple ingredients won’t disappoint. As well as being absolutely delicious, it’s kid-friendly too. Kids will love helping you knead the dough, cut out the cookies and decorate them too. We hope you’ll find the time during this busy season to indulge in some […]

Christmas Cookie Cutouts

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Christmas and baking seem to go hand in hand, in our house anyway. Baking Christmas cookies was always a family activity in our home. As the girls got older the task became easier and mush less messy. The last few years before the girls left home they needed very little assistance. Christmas baking started at the […]

Ramen Noodle Salad

RamenNoodleSalad

This recipe for Ramen Noodle Salad was given to me from a friend at work, since then I’ve made it many times. The Ramen Noodles give the salad a nice crunch. It makes a lovely side for any barbeque meal. I’ve also taken it along to potlucks and summer picnics, just remember to add the […]

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad

Casar Salad is one of my favorite salads to order when I’m out for dinner. Lately I’ve started making this recipe for caesar salad dressing that came from my step-mom so that I can enjoy caesar salad anytime. It’s easy to make and knowing what the ingredients in the dressing are makes me feel good about serving […]

Vietnamese Ginger Chicken

Ian says, “I love to cook and I am a great cook, only because my wife who is a superb cook taught me and I burned a lot of stuff learning. Probably our favorite “special meal” is Vietnamese Ginger Chicken because that’s the first thing she cooked to woo me, and it worked.  It’s very […]

Sausage Pilaf Recipe

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Over the years I have accumulated a number of recipes that have become family favorites. This Sausage Pilaf recipe is one of them. As I look at my recipe box and realize how long I have had some of these recipes I am surprised that they are still readable! It is surprising how many memories […]

Taco Recipe: Crunchy Tacos

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Over the years I have accumulated a number of recipes that have become family favorites and this taco recipe is one of them. As I look at my recipe box and realize how long I have had some of these recipes I am surprised that they are still readable! It is surprising how many memories […]