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Trail Bologna and Cheese

When I was younger, my family would often travel a couple of hours to spend the day and shop in Ohio’s Amish Country. For lunch, we usually ate trail bologna and cheese on crackers that we would purchase from a local grocery store. Eventually, trail bologna became available in sandwich size slices instead of just […]

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Umm…Please Use a Clean Spoon

Caution: Rant Ahead Although this blog is about positive food experiences for the most part, I find that I can no longer be silent about a . . .well, let’s call it a pet peeve of mine. I will confess that I like to watch cooking shows.  It started as a child watching Julia Child […]

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You Eat It Like That?

In the United States, regional differences in food apparently extend beyond the boundaries of just regional dishes like lobster rolls in Maine, pepperoni rolls in West Virginia, goetta in metro Cincinnati, Ohio, and many, many, many more. There are also regional differences in how we eat commonly served dishes. For example, why is this sandwich […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Budget Friendly Food

In these economic times, how many people do not want to spend less money when feeding a family? Here are the cost breakdowns of some recipes that I made recently. I selected these particular ones because I know how much what I used cost 🙂 Soup Beans and Dumplings: Left Over Ham Bone: Free, it […]

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Do You Have Baker’s Ammonia?

Growing up, my mom bought Baker’s Ammonia every year before her holiday baking season began from our local pharmacy. When I was an adult, that pharmacy went out of business, but we found it at other pharmacies. Heck, we even found it at a large discount retail chain pharmacy.  It did become much harder to […]

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Lehman’s Anniversary Cookbook

I could not wait to share what a terrific collection of recipes I found when I purchased 55 Years and Still Cookin’: Lehman’s Anniversary Cookbook on sale. The cookbook is from one of my favorite stores, Lehman’s in Kidron, Ohio. Kidron is located in Ohio’s Amish Country, an area known to have great food. This […]

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Rye Cocktail Bread: Entertaining Recipes

Today, you get two recipe ideas for the price of one. Of course, one is free anyway…but I digress. I purchased a loaf of rye cocktail bread to make Sausage and Cheese on Rye one morning when we had company. It is an easy, yummy recipe that works great for breakfast, brunch, or as an […]

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Saving Money on Groceries

I don’t know about you but I always need my budget to stretch farther. I have been using printable coupon sites for a couple of years now and love them. In fact, I have been saving an average of 30 to 40 percent on my groceries over the past couple of years using printable coupons, […]

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Barbecue Turkey Makes A Great Gathering

When we moved to this area a few years ago, we had Thanksgiving for about 17 family and friends before we had even unpacked everything (and we were missing a bed). I did not want to chance making everything, so I ordered a smoked turkey from a local barbecue restaurant. To my surprise when I […]

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Plans for a Somewhat Homemade Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is going to be different…I am not going to be able to cook most of our meal ahead of time as I usually do.  This means I had to think about what we were going to have and how I was going to get it cooked. Frankly, I don’t think what type of […]

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