Italian Grilled Chicken

  This Italian grilled chicken is one of our favorite grilled dishes.  We’ve served it to a lot of folks on our deck during the summer – up to thirty folks at a time. Marinate the chicken all day, allowing it to thaw.  I use a Tupperware container that has a deep lid and a deep bottom.   I just flip the container, which makes to let the dressing seep through.  Turn it every couple … Read more

Italian Pasta Salad Delight

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 the recipe, she said, “Oh, there really isn’t a recipe.  You just cook your pasta and add whatever ingredients you want.”   I assumed she had her own recipe for the dressing, but she informed me … Read more

Easy Finger Jello

There are few children who dislike finger jello – especially when it is cut into interesting shapes!  In the summer, you can cut butterfly or animal shapes.  In winter, snowflakes, wreaths or  Christmas trees match the scenery.  And in February, hearts for Valentine’s day work their magic. This is a good way to get liquid into a child who is recovering from a stomach bug.  It’s also a good way to help keep children hydrated on … Read more

Easy 1,2,3 Chicken Rice Casserole

  This easy chicken rice dish is so versatile.  While it calls for three kinds of soup, you can mix and match whatever you like.  If your family is into mushrooms, add a golden mushroom soup for one of your canned soups.  If you prefer to steer away from cream of celery, just use a different can instead. I’ve used chicken leg quarters, chicken thighs, and chicken breasts for this dish.  You can use boneless … Read more

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings – what a treat! Summer is here produce is bountiful.  There are so many choices of fruits and vegetables.   Canning season is in progress and before we know it, autumn will be here. This is the recipe that my mother used, and it comes from The Mennonite Community Cookbook. I grew up with this recipe, but my mother didn’t use red hot candies in the sauce.  I married a man whose mother did  … Read more