Basic Homemade Bread

I posted this recipe over four years ago. It came from one of Dave’s customers back in the late 1980s. I’ve been making this recipe for a lot of years. You probably have your favorite, too. You don’t even need a mixer to make homemade bread. You can read about that here.  Every serious homemade bread baker has her own favorite recipe, but most of us like to try different ones from time to time. … Read more

Red Parsley Potatoes

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Why Parsley Potatoes Parsley potatoes add color and flavor to your menu. There isn’t much of a recipe for this, but I can tell you how I do it. For starters, you can use any type of white potato – but I like the red potatoes because the skin gives color to the dish. I usually peel white potatoes, but if you get potatoes with thin skins, you can probably leave the skin on – … Read more

Simple Chicken Pot Pie – by the Gallon

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Down Home Comfort Chicken Pot Pie Some foods are healthier, tastier, and more appealing if they are made from scratch. This dish is one of them. No preservatives, no extra sodium, and plain good real stuff – that’s what I’m talking about. You’ll need to buy chicken, cook it and then remove the skin and bones. Be sure to save that delicious real broth. You’ll want to use real butter and some flour. Choose skim, … Read more

Best Garlic Sweet Dill Pickles

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The Best Pickles You will love these garlic sweet dill pickles because they are the best! The flavor of garlic with dill is awesome. They’re great on grilled burgers, ham and cheese sandwiches, or in chicken salad. Oh yes, they’re pretty good just by themselves – which is why an opened jar never lasts long at my house. Not only are they delicious, they’re also soooo easy to do. We’re talking the usual sugar, vinegar, … Read more

Italian Pasta Salad Delight

This is a perfect summer pasta salad. I first had it about four years ago, and figured many of my readers didn’t see this recipe when I first posted it. So here it is – again. At a delightful birthday  luncheon hosted by a friend this past week, each guest was asked to bring a side dish to serve. Marlene was one of the guests, and she brought this dish. When I asked her for … Read more