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Lemon Meringue Pie

This is my sister Fredda’s Birthday week.  She is my older sister.  You can’t pick your family, but there is no way I could have picked a better sister.  Anyone that knows her will concur with that statement.  She gives so much of herself all the time.  You know the saying if you get lemons, […]

Banana Nut Cake

We celebrated our son’s Birthday this week.  Joe requested Banana Nut Cake.  The most difficult thing about this cake was finding bananas ripe enough to make the cake.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Banana Nut Cake 3 bananas mashed (make sure they are yellow) 2 1/3 cups flour (I used […]

Graduation Potato Salad

This is the time of the year when we are enjoying reunions, backyard barbecues and graduations.  I am sharing a recipe with you that is very special to me.  When I graduated from High-school (that was a few years ago), my German neighbor Gerda made delicious Potato Salad for my graduation.  I never had a […]

Stuffed Peppers

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  I am very blessed to still have my Mom with me.  I know this is a very nostalgic time for many of you.  Many of you no longer have your Mom.  Some of you may have even lost your Mom this last year.  I’ll bet you have fond […]

Barbecue Pork Ribs

It is the Butcher’s Birthday on Tuesday.  One of his favorite meals is Barbecued Ribs.  I have to admit we celebrated his Birthday today with family and we grilled out hamburgers.  It was wonderful to have a day nice enough for grilling out.  I am still sharing the recipe for ribs because it is his […]

Orange Shrimp and Broccoli

This is April 17th.  I want to be thinking about grilling out–shish kabobs, Barbecued Chicken, grilled burgers.  Instead I am seeing the “white” stuff in the air and on the ground.  I am going to share a recipe today to help us make the transition into Spring.  It is coming–just remember, don’t ever complain that […]

Lasagna without noodles

You might think this recipe makes no sense.  Lasagna, without lasagna noodles?  Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.  I have been so hungry for lasagna.  I am avoiding sugar and carbohydrates.  I didn’t feel like messing with zucchini so I adapted my lasagna recipe and made it without noodles.  The flavor was wonderful and […]

Easter Ham

Whatever your Easter tradition–we do it all.  Between lamb and ham, pigs and goats there is not just one Easter tradition.  One of the traditions I grew up with is Easter ham.  I am giving you a simple way to make your Easter ham.  You do not want anything too complicated.  Cherish the time you […]