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Mushrooms and barley

Mushrooms and Barley

A cold, rainy spring day seems better with a dish of hearty, but not too heavy, mushrooms and barely. Laden with fiber and minerals, this risotto-ish dish can satisfy both vegans and omnivores. Although reminiscent of risotto, I do not cook it exactly like a traditional risotto or even my orzo with mushroom  risotto-ish dish. […]

ice cream

Mom’s Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Have you ever left a partial carton of ice cream in a sink to melt so you could discard it only to find that it would not really turn into a liquid? Instead, the melted ice cream produced some liquid and a blob of a substance that did not look very appetizing. Moreover, it was […]

Berry Delight

Berry or Cherry Angel Delight Dessert

Berry (or Cherry) Angel Delight is a delicious dessert that can easily be made without heating anything. Plus, this crowd pleasing dessert takes just minutes to throw together. It just needs to chill out for awhile in the refrigerator before serving. Thus, it is one of my go-to desserts. My mom would frequently make this […]

Ham Balls

Amish Ham Meatballs

If you like the outer glazed area of ham loaf, you will love Amish-style ham meatballs. The ham meatballs have more glazed goodness plus the flexibility of being meatballs. While they can still be served as part of the main course, they also can be served as hors d’oeuvres. Inspired by several recipes in some […]

beef and homemade noodles

Beef and Homemade Noodles

Beef and noodles is a wonderful comfort food on a snowy, cold day. My mom would often make beef and noodles with leftover roast or beef that my parents had raised and canned. It was one of my favorite meals, but I remember picking out the noodles and leaving the beef behind much to Mom’s […]