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Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Moist and tender were hardly words you would have used to describe the pork chops I used to make.  In fact, more accurate descriptors would have been dry, chewy, and flavorless.  The only way I used to cook edible pork chops was to bake them on top of  dish of sauerkraut or smothered in condensed […]

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Crumble Burger: The Key is Steam

What I remember about crumble burgers from my childhood is peeking at the buns in the steamer. I do not recall my mother or paternal grandmother fixing the meat, just the buns. I loved the warm, soft buns. Although I never had crumble burgers anywhere else other than our home or my grandmother’s, I never […]

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Corn Chowder

The sweet taste and yellow color of corn can add some sunshine to a soup on a dreary day.  While I love it in Vegetable Beef Soup, corn chowder can really lighten my spirits on a rainy, overcast day. This particular recipe  is a very creamy chowder uses the traditional bacon and potato base. I […]

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Delicious Swedish Meatballs

I can not seem to replicate my favorite dishes that family members make even when I have their recipe. Although I always wonder why when it happens, I believe it is because they rarely use/used recipes. They cook/cooked by feel. Thus, when they write/wrote it down it does not/did not always translate. This was the […]

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How Spaghetti Carbonara Came to the Rescue

It was late. I had no idea of what to make for dinner. My husband’s milk protein allergy and my sensitivity to citric acid made me want to avoid a quick pasta dish, but it seemed the best alternative. Just as I was about to toss a coin to determine who to make miserable, I […]

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Caramelized Bananas

I made two versions of caramelized bananas after being inspired by a show on TLC where the “Cake Boss” made a similar dish as a version of bananas foster. I made an alcohol free version and one with leftover amaretto from making Amaretto Cherry Bread. I must say the amaretto version tasted better and did […]

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Amaretto Cherry Bread

In honor of National Cherry Month, I wanted to make the amaretto cherry bread from my Lehman’s Anniversary Cookbook. I knew I wanted to make it as soon as I read the recipe, but it took me a while because I did not have any amaretto. It was worth the wait. This is a very […]

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Quick, Easy Butternut Squash Soup

There are many butternut squash recipes on the Internet. I have a couple in my cookbooks. All of the ones I read require you to cook the squash (usually by roasting it) before constructing the soup. While this is not difficult and does guarantee a fresh flavor, it does make the soup more time consuming. […]

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Mom’s Buttered Potatoes

My mom loved potatoes.  In fact, she loved them almost as much as my sister.  My father and I ate potatoes, but we really did not have their love for potatoes. My dad and I preferred mashed potatoes.  However, I also really liked my mom’s buttered potatoes. She would make them with whatever potatoes we […]

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