Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

A Sloppy Joe recipe from way back when I grew up on these and didn’t know there was a recipe for them. Then my mother told me that the recipe she used most often for these sandwiches was in the Mennonite Community Cookbook. It has a different name there: Barbecued Hamburger. As most of us do, I’ve tweaked mine a little at times, and most of the time I just dump in and stir the ingredients. Once … Read more

My Favorite Potato Salad

potato salad

The Best of the Best Hands down, this is my favorite potato salad recipe. I got it from my sisters in Maryland who got it from our niece-in-law Beth in Nebraska, who got it from her Grandma Cross in Indiana. Good recipes are like that. They travel by taste of mouth and before you know it, you’ve got a recipe that came from someone who got it from someone else who got it from . … Read more

Sour Cream Raisin Bars

raisin bars

The Bars This Sour Cream Raisin Bars recipe is a new recipe for me, but I like it! You’ll make a crust and a filling. The filling goes between the top and bottom crust. If you’re a fan of raisins and oatmeal, you’ll like this recipe. Even though you have to cook the filling, it really doesn’t take any longer than baking a batch of cookies because it’s all put into one pan. For the … Read more

Rice Vegetable Medley

vegetable rice

When time is short, this rice-vegetable medley is an easy fix for dinner. I’ve discovered that children who won’t eat the likes of carrots or peas end up liking this dish, especially if they like rice. Carrots and peas add color to the white of rice. I suggest you use rice that only needs to cook for twenty minutes, or wait to add the vegetables until near the end of cooking for rice that needs … Read more

Bean Salad

bean salad

Summer Salad When someone tells me they’re bringing bean salad to a carry-in, I get excited. When that someone is Dave’s aunt, I get doubly-excited! Aunt Babe (her real name is Miriam but she’s Babe to her family) got this recipe from her oldest sister Esther, so I guess we could say it’s Aunt Esther’s recipe. Have it your way bean salad As with any recipe, you can tweak the beans or the amounts of … Read more