I have been making homemade bread for years. It was always one of my kids favorite things. When they came home from college, homemade bread was often one of the few things they requested. (Usually, they just said, “Anything you cook, Mom.”) With a stand mixer, homemade bread is actually […]
This is an absolutely amazing recipe adapted from the cookbook “Cooking from Quilt Country” by Marcia Adams that was originally published in the late 1980’s. There are many great “old-fashioned” recipes in the book and this is one of my favorites. The best time of year to make this is […]
This is a great lasagna recipe and it is vegetarian and could easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free lasagna noodles. My family absolutely loves this dish. It was a fan-favorite when our kids were growing up. You will notice that there is an extra cup of red sauce […]
In August of 2017 our oldest, Ian, became engaged to his wife, Amanda. As part of Amanda’s family tradition, the two families prepared and shared a meal together to celebrate their engagement. As part of the meal Amanda’s stepfather prepared marinara. I asked for his recipe, and he said he […]
This is my take on a classic banana bread. I love the addition of the yogurt because it keeps the loaf very moist. I often take bananas that have gotten too ripe in the freezer. I just peel them and break the into two or three pieces and put them […]
This is another from Rob. He was skeptical at first. And it isn’t really a margarita, but it’s nice. The pineapple and lime balance well.
This is one of my Grandma Fizek’s recipes. She called it a cherry roll; I’m not sure why. It’s one of the first things I learned to cook since it’s so simple.
These sandwiches are a huge part of my childhood. Most festivals and fairs served them. And my Mom often took them to family picnics and church potlucks. I think they are an Ohio thing. Growing up, they were made with a canned whole chicken. After we moved to Illinois, I […]
We finally have something for the sip portion of the website. This is one of Rob’s wonderful contributions. We used La Fantasia Rose Wine from Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, California when we made this last week. A wonderful wine on its own or in this lovely sangria.
This is a recipe my Mom found in a magazine during the first few months of my parents’ marriage when they were living in Moses Lake, Washington in 1956. I’ve never seen another recipe quite like it and of course, it is a family favorite. If you can find frozen […]