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You can find these recipes in a variety of places, I suppose, but the stories…well that’s part of the recipe too

Appetizers

A Partridge in a Pear Brie

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … a partridge in a pear brie.

Man Dip

In the world of Bacon Sundaes and Manly Potato Chips, Man Dip is a surefire hit…

Butterfly Day – Recipe – Pretzel Butterflies: Healthy Version

As a strategy, I would suggest making the Celery Butterflies before you make the Candy Butterflies.  You will have a much better response.  I promise. RECIPE:  PRETZEL BUTTERFLIES – HEALTHY … Read More »

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Beverages

Eight Trays of Milk Drinks

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…..eight trays of milk drinks. I live in Wisconsin. The Dairy State. This post could have gone a different … Read More »

Tom and Jerry (not the cat and mouse)

This drink has been around since the 1800s, but it really became popular in the 1950s. Northern states still enjoy this yummy drink. My Recipe.

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Breads

Coconut Pineapple Bread

I’ve always loved pineapple upside down cake, but didn’t like that I had to work through the cake to get to the sweet pineapple.

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Breakfast

Scotch Eggs

If you find yourself with extra boiled eggs, you will want to try your hand at Scotch Eggs. You might even want to boil eggs just to make this!

Croissant a’la Baileys

It’s so simple to make these breakfast or brunch sweet crescents. They melt in your mouth. Baileys Original Irish Cream is the secret.

Recipe: Overnight French Toast

When we first started visiting our cottage (about 20 years ago) we had about 900 square feet in total and generally about 20 people per visit. That gave everyone about … Read More »

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Candy

Treats for the Elves

Perhaps the Elf on the Shelf won’t create so much mischief if he knows he’s going to get some donuts….

Home Made Sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day

Surprisingly easy to make, these can make the difference between a so so dessert and a spectacular presentation and you get the colors you want.

White Christmas Pie

I’m going to share a family recipe with you.  Just you alone, so don’t tell anyone.  It’s a secret. White Christmas Pie.  Ahhhh.  The defining food of our family’s Christmas … Read More »

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Canning

How to can tomatoes with duct tape

I came out of my office yesterday morning, and was greeted by a glorious sight. Mr. H. was canning tomatoes… With duct tape. Before I get to the duct tape, … Read More »

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Cookin' with the kids

Aelplermagronen (Alpine Macaroni or Swiss Macaroni)

Whether you call it Alpine Macaroni, Swiss Macaroni or Apple Mac and Cheese, you will LOVE this epicurean equivalent of a warm blanket.

Treats for the Elves

Perhaps the Elf on the Shelf won’t create so much mischief if he knows he’s going to get some donuts….

How to Bait a Leprechaun Trap? – With tiny doughnuts!

This little Leprechaun is sure to entice even the fussiest Leprechaun!! Tiny little donuts will lure the mischievous elf to the trap.

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Desserts

Swedish Giftas

If you hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you probably have everything you need for this dessert/side dish.

Coconut Pineapple Bread

I’ve always loved pineapple upside down cake, but didn’t like that I had to work through the cake to get to the sweet pineapple.

Five Molded Rings

Crrrrranberries in the Snow (it is especially pleasing if you roll your R’s when you say it). This salad is such a pretty addition to your Holiday table (really, any … Read More »

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Cakes

Coconut Pineapple Bread

I’ve always loved pineapple upside down cake, but didn’t like that I had to work through the cake to get to the sweet pineapple.

Garbage Dump Cake

Whether it’s Earth Day, Environment Day or you just want a good dessert, Garbage Dump Cake will be perfect. So easy the kids can make it.

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Cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

Make these caramel apple cookies by the basketful.

Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

A quick and fun project for Thanksgiving. Use Pretzels and Malted Milk balls to make these cute turkeys.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

With few ingredients, you can make a plateful of these Pilgrim Hat Cookies. All ages can be involve, and they look so pretty!!

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Other Treats

Swedish Giftas

If you hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you probably have everything you need for this dessert/side dish.

Coconut Pineapple Bread

I’ve always loved pineapple upside down cake, but didn’t like that I had to work through the cake to get to the sweet pineapple.

Five Molded Rings

Crrrrranberries in the Snow (it is especially pleasing if you roll your R’s when you say it). This salad is such a pretty addition to your Holiday table (really, any … Read More »

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Pies and Tarts

White Christmas Pie

I’m going to share a family recipe with you.  Just you alone, so don’t tell anyone.  It’s a secret. White Christmas Pie.  Ahhhh.  The defining food of our family’s Christmas … Read More »

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Jams, Jellies, Sauces and Pickles

Recipe: Piccalilli (Chow Chow)

If you are lucky enough to have too many green tomatoes in your garden, why don’t you can some Piccalilly?

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Main Dish

Aelplermagronen (Alpine Macaroni or Swiss Macaroni)

Whether you call it Alpine Macaroni, Swiss Macaroni or Apple Mac and Cheese, you will LOVE this epicurean equivalent of a warm blanket.

Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy – Camp #2 – Camp Begins

Any day that ends with scrumptious Tilapia is a good day

What Mom Calls Spaghetti

In a throwback to the 50s, a recipe for spaghetti that may bring back memories of childhood….

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Pasta

Aelplermagronen (Alpine Macaroni or Swiss Macaroni)

Whether you call it Alpine Macaroni, Swiss Macaroni or Apple Mac and Cheese, you will LOVE this epicurean equivalent of a warm blanket.

What Mom Calls Spaghetti

In a throwback to the 50s, a recipe for spaghetti that may bring back memories of childhood….

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Salads

Swedish Giftas

If you hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you probably have everything you need for this dessert/side dish.

Five Molded Rings

Crrrrranberries in the Snow (it is especially pleasing if you roll your R’s when you say it). This salad is such a pretty addition to your Holiday table (really, any … Read More »

Recipe: Rujak – Sumatran Pungent Fruit Salad

A mix of papaya, mango, pineapple, apple & jicama with a sweet & hot dressing. Surprisingly refreshing and very, very tasty. You need to try it.

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Soups and Stews

Recipe: The Best Black Eyed Pea Recipe. Ever.

On New Year’s Day, it is considered good luck to eat black eyed peas. If you use this recipe, you’ll have them more than on New Year’s Day.

Recipe: Curried Carrot Soup

In my mind, I am completely organized for Easter. Reality is not my friend. I did, however, make a huge pot of Carrot Soup.  We’ll have this on Saturday with … Read More »

Recipe: Curried Kwanzaa Stew

I cannot imagine a vegetable soup or stew that tastes better than Kwanzaa Stew. I made it for the first time years ago (at least 12 years ago!) for my … Read More »

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Vegetables

Recipe: The Best Black Eyed Pea Recipe. Ever.

On New Year’s Day, it is considered good luck to eat black eyed peas. If you use this recipe, you’ll have them more than on New Year’s Day.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Parsley Sauce

Mr. H. and I have decided that the couple who cooks together…well…they get to eat more things than spaghetti, pizza and hamburger patties together.   And…it’s fun….(as long as he … Read More »

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